test1
August 21, 2017, 02:51:54 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: You can attach photos hosted by the forum rather than using an external image hosting site, this means they will stay forever and not disappear after a year or two.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2] 3
  Print  
Author Topic: CNC Milling machine  (Read 17687 times)
Switz
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1163


S W I N T I Q If it aint broke, MAKE IT BETTER!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 02:43:35 AM »

Lol Andre.

They are really expensive.
I was looking at some before.
I think it was like 20-40 bucks per lol.
Logged


Made that, not my best, but I love it.  Firefoxy lol
It's all fun and games till someone loses a testicle.   Cheesy
AndreZX
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 412


Why buy today what you could build tomorrow?


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 02:46:30 AM »

$20 to $40 per? I'd call that dirt cheap.

I'd order several tomorrow if I can get them for that.
Logged
Chems
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 675

He Who Dares Draws on a DIY Cintiq


View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 02:52:40 AM »

Thats not expensive, I was thinking you were going to say like $200!


Id really like to get a cast made and get a die cast model made as a one off for myself. Anyone know any companies that would make a 1 off cast?
Logged

AndreZX
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 412


Why buy today what you could build tomorrow?


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008, 02:56:09 AM »

Thats not expensive, I was thinking you were going to say like $200!


Id really like to get a cast made and get a die cast model made as a one off for myself. Anyone know any companies that would make a 1 off cast?

I'd like a cast too. I do a lot of work with fiberglass, and it'd be great to be able to make as many copies as I wanted.

I can't believe $20 to $40 can be right. I'm with you Chems, I was thinking $200. But if it is that cheap, I'm sure I'd buy a lot of models and end up spending more money than if it were really expensive.  Grin
Logged
digitalfog
Full Member
***
Posts: 68


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008, 03:09:45 AM »

They are expensive, the two SLA's in the pic I posted, plus another character and base was $1200.  The Z-corp models were about $250 for the same set.....but those are extremely brittle.  Knock em over and its toast.  I had to submit .stl files to the printer, I used Polytrans to convert the Lightwave file into stl.  (obj works as well)

Ill dig up the other image and post it here in a sec...or two  Grin
Logged
Chems
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 675

He Who Dares Draws on a DIY Cintiq


View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2008, 03:10:29 AM »

Christ, thats more the cost I was thinking of!

Thats that idea out the window!
Logged

Switz
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1163


S W I N T I Q If it aint broke, MAKE IT BETTER!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2008, 03:16:18 AM »

OH LOL

Just realized, when I came up with that.
I was looking for a simple 4x5 cutout frame with a small bevel.

The only model I had.

LOL
Logged


Made that, not my best, but I love it.  Firefoxy lol
It's all fun and games till someone loses a testicle.   Cheesy
digitalfog
Full Member
***
Posts: 68


View Profile
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008, 03:32:40 AM »

These are priced out based on volume, and interestingly the "taller" the object is, the more it will cost.  Heres the complete set, the tallest guy is a bit over 7".


* Sculpts.jpg (65.16 KB, 800x600 - viewed 502 times.)
Logged
Chems
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 675

He Who Dares Draws on a DIY Cintiq


View Profile WWW
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2008, 03:40:31 AM »

So what is that stuff, is it durable?
Logged

AndreZX
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 412


Why buy today what you could build tomorrow?


View Profile
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2008, 03:54:39 AM »

Fantastic characters. Do you have anything that you've used them in that you could show?
Logged
digitalfog
Full Member
***
Posts: 68


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2008, 04:03:06 AM »

These are characters from Sam Fout's Project Neptoon.  We had a working relationship a couple years back and these were prototypes for vinyl toys.  Sam is a traditional 2d animator and he wasn't interested at all in the project going 3D.  Kind of a long answer for no, but I have to say that I love his characters!  I would at some point like to redo these guys so they can be animated...... but thats true for all of the other "projects" I would like to work on  Roll Eyes
Logged
Switz
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1163


S W I N T I Q If it aint broke, MAKE IT BETTER!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2008, 05:28:29 AM »

Sweet.

I would love YOU to Tongue

haha
Logged


Made that, not my best, but I love it.  Firefoxy lol
It's all fun and games till someone loses a testicle.   Cheesy
Drewid
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2283


wielder of electric crayons


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2008, 03:07:24 PM »

Woah, nice....
Logged

Games work site:  Drewnorthcott.co.uk
Personal site: Bongofish.co.uk
Drewid
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2283


wielder of electric crayons


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2008, 11:21:34 PM »

Back on topic.

My friends garage:


* TheBeast_sm.jpg (90.78 KB, 600x469 - viewed 471 times.)
Logged

Games work site:  Drewnorthcott.co.uk
Personal site: Bongofish.co.uk
Drewid
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2283


wielder of electric crayons


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2008, 11:29:28 PM »

4 axis, (x y z and rotation), about 18" in any direction accurate to a thou on an inch, about 25 microns.

He had to install a 3 phase converter, (which isn't recommended but works), and a new compressor and tank. He's also got a tool collection for it big enough to need an excell catalogue to keep track of them all.

It's needed a bit of work to get it up to scratch, and still needs a bit more to get the tool carousel working properly, there's a leak to two in the pneumatics to be tracked down before it's used in anger. 
« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 11:34:05 PM by Drewid » Logged

Games work site:  Drewnorthcott.co.uk
Personal site: Bongofish.co.uk
Pages: 1 [2] 3
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!