CNC cut files
November 7, 2010 at 5:47 am #2364
I’ve modified the files so it can be cut with a CNC machine. I’m in the process of cutting it out.
here’s the link: http://www.partkart.com/part/index/id/7
there’s a web-based CAM program on the site that you can use to export g-code.November 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm #3737
@Jack, that is awesome! We’re definitely planning on working that into future revisions of the plans.November 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm #3738
I’ve found that some areas are really tight and have to be sanded (like the bearing slots). Did you guys account for laser-burn by making everything a little smaller?November 10, 2010 at 1:09 am #3739
We were surprised to discover that our material varied in thickness between .20″ – .25″. That’s why we worked from AI Symbols, a crude way of parametrically altering the slot thickness depending on that day’s batch of Masonite. Or perhaps you mean the tabs weren’t long enough? That one would surprise me… In any case, you’re right – we did do all of our design testing on a laser, so there’s probably a certain amount of assumed kerf (albeit very small).
TNovember 10, 2010 at 10:09 am #3740
the bearing slots is the only part. I had to sand them a bit to get the bearing in.
are there symbol AI files for 1.02? It would be a great help, but I only see the one for 1.01December 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm #3741
Hmmm… I’m having a hard time downloading these files.December 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm #3742
Any chance you have these cnc cut files in a different format? I have a buddy with a cnc machine, but he can’t do svg files. An EPS would be best. Thanks!December 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm #3743
Found an easy remedy. Open the SVG files in Adobe Illustrator and save as any vector format you please!If anyone wants to post the AI files I’m creating so others can download, let me know.December 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm #3744December 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm #3745
Yeah, I saw those, but when I opened the AI file it was all jumbled. I have Illustrator 8. Maybe that’s the problem.April 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm #3747
Download link for CNC cut pattern is broken.
In the drawing I think I found the case drawing on the right side, but there are only 2 panels. Isn’t there supposed to be more for the complete case? And aren’t there supposed to be holes to attach the board to with screws?April 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm #3748
@gera229 – bummer, looks like PartKart, the online CAM software site that hosted those files, has gone offline. I’ll see if I can track down a copy.
Meanwhile, here are the 6 panels you’d need for the driver case:
(2) Driver Case Side [cut sheet 1]
(1) Driver Case Bottom [cut sheet 7]
(1) Driver Case Top [cut sheet 7]
(1) Driver Case Front [cut sheet 7]
(1) Driver Case Back [cut sheet 7]April 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm #3749
I see. Cut sheet is in the layers which are turned off haha.
Where is says Capacitor, is that part cut out?April 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm #3750
@gera229, nope, the Capacitor is just a label that would normally be scored (not thru-cut) by the laser.April 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm #3751
The red marks are the holes right?
What material should I use for the enclosure? Ply wood, Masonite, MDF?
I can also use steel and aluminum (I have access to a plasma cutter). BUT I’m worried about shorting the circuit as a result of that (well I can paint, but I don’t think that’s very reliable)
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