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Lasercutters, 3d printers and CNC router, oh my.

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Carrington

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Lasercutters, 3d printers and CNC router, oh my.

PostWed Aug 09, 2017 4:42 pm

Just joined a Co-op makerspace in my town.... Had fun cutting out some DZC building walls... out of the wrong plywood.

Less fun bashing around in Inkscape trying to set up the parameters for the laser cutter.

But the makerspace is a candy-shop for modeling: what should I do next?

One thought is to start by cutting blank MDF sheets to serve as structural backing for some of the old Hawk Building pieces... but then there's also some great opportunities to etch and inscribe doors/windows, and set off on my own...
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Re: Lasercutters, 3d printers and CNC router, oh my.

PostThu Aug 10, 2017 9:01 am

Do your own!
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Re: Lasercutters, 3d printers and CNC router, oh my.

PostSat Aug 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Makerspaces are really cool. It's been on my project list for a while to join our local makerspace and learn to use a lasercutter.
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Re: Lasercutters, 3d printers and CNC router, oh my.

PostTue Aug 15, 2017 8:45 pm

I'm lucky enough to have free reign with the Zünd M-800 at work. It's a 2.5 axis CNC cutter/mill.

Here's what i remember using it for so far.

More consistent and swappable clamps:
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Longbow backplates:
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Ferrum launchers:
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Kodiak comms & extra armour:
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Templates:
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Infantry bases:
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Raven tail fins:
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Falcon weapon pods:
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(the most complex so far)

Some experiments into modular terrain:
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Layout mockup for said terrain:
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Dropzone Tokens:
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Engine nozzles:
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And currently i'm working on my own Dropfleet bases:
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More and finished images are scattered of the forums and the facebook groups. I'll also be happy to answer questions about specific stuff. Though pretty much all of this takes advantage of the greater flexibility milling offers over laser cutting.
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Re: Lasercutters, 3d printers and CNC router, oh my.

PostTue Aug 15, 2017 9:09 pm

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