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Intermediate Double Sided Milling A Mini Plate

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5/5,
  • Machine Type:
    CNC Router
    Software:
    Fusion 360 / Aspire
    Machine Time:
    60 min
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/4" End mill / 1/4" Round over
    Feeds & Speeds:
    20 mm/s
    Materials:
    About 3/4" Poplar
    Mini Plate Cover.jpg
    Click here for the video and don't forget to give it a LIKE, it does help, thanks!

    Getting a good 3d object out of your CNC is not that difficult, unless its a really complicate shape of course.

    Im trying to refine the process im using to make this 3D objects and preparing for the next one which i hope its really funny.

    I go in the video through the process of creating the profile, shape and STL in Fusion 360 and then go into Aspire to generate the necessary toolpaths for milling.

    The only secret here is to create good registration points so when you flip your stock the other side matches perfectly. In this case i drilled 3 holes at specific distances from 0,0 ( which is centered ) and then i just match my router bit to them when i flip. Doing it like this will have a very minimal difference that does not affect the outcome. You can also drill all the way to the spoilboard and place some dowels to get maybe a better registration but dont think the variation will be much.

    Attached you will find the STL file for the plate and the 4 toolpaths needed to complete the project.

    If you need any help recreating any of the steps don't hesitate to ask. An of course if you have . Suggestions are also welcomed on making this process easier.
    Mini Plate Tabs bottom view.jpg Mini Plate Tabs top view.jpg Mini Plate Bottom View.jpg Mini Plate Top View.jpg Mini Plate Cover.jpg

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  1. rokasni
    Very good .......
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  2. sharmstr
    That turned out great. Not familiar with Aspire, but does it have a spiral toolpath? That might have reduced the tool marks. Looks great regardless.
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
    1. Ariel Yahni
      Thanks. Not an expert on aspire either but it should have, definitely lots of room to improve
      Ariel Yahni, Aug 21, 2018
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  3. MaryD
    This is a good looking project!
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
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