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Intermediate 3d Cnc I Love You Hand Sign

Rating:
5/5,
  • Machine Type:
    CNC Router
    Software:
    Vectric Aspire 9 / LaserWeb4
    Machine Time:
    50min
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/8" - 3.175mm Boll Nose
    Feeds & Speeds:
    50 IPM / 21 mm/s
    Spindle at Dewalt 611 #1
    Materials:
    21mm Oak. Any material with similar thickness will work with the gcode provided.

    Getting myself ready for Valentine's and i wanted to give my wife something special. So special that i had note tried before... 3D carving 2 sides.

    Decided to give Aspire 9 a try since it now offers some special options to easily achieve this.

    The video goes to trough the process in Aspire and then the carving itself.

    In essence:
    - Add a new document to aspire, setup your stock size. Make sure you select "Double Side"
    - Import your graphics, use the vectorize options if needed
    - Go to the modeling tab and choose " Create shape from vectors "
    - Play with the settings to achieve the desired shape.
    - Once done a Components will be created. Right click on it and choose "Copy to other side".
    - From here go to create toolpath. I used 3D finishing only, the correct would be to use a roughing toolpath first.
    - Make sure you create a toolpath for each side.
    - Export gcode and then send to the machine

    ** Please note that i did not use any dowels to register my stock and make sure it was aligned once i flipped it. I should have as it moved very slightly.
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  1. Mark Carew
    Turned out awesome! gotta love 2 sided milling :thumbsup:
  2. MaryD
    She will love it!
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