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MEP EP#352: CNC Crafting

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November 5, 2022 – Extra Life Recap

What is next for CNC

  • Parametric cnc model in fusion
    • Model by Ed Frazier
    • https://grabcad.com/library/parametric-cnc-router-1
  • Changed to a 5×5 cutting surface
  • All 8020 construction with good bit of milled aluminum
  • Added a 40 series table
  • ATP-5 aluminum by vista metals
    • https://www.vistametals.com/assets/pdfs/products/atp-5-precision-tooling-plate.pdf
    • Precision tooling plate
    • Cast aluminum 5000 series
    • Can be welded and about 5% lighter
    • Excellent corrosion resistance
    • RMS value of 15 to 20
    • Thickness tolerance of +/-0.005
    • Good flatness tolerance¬†
  • Building up Z axis after the pod
  • Next steps:¬†
    • Finish drilling and tapping all the holes
    • Buff all of the surfaces with scotch brite wheels
    • Anodize

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!