Thread: Which Design?
02-10-2011, 01:53 PM #1
I need a little help deciding on a design of something I'm making in my manufacturing class. We are aloud to design ANYTHING we want and create it on one of the the CNC machines in the shop. I decided to do something with the Yamaha tuning fork, and here's what I have so far.
First I drew the logo in AutoCAD:
I imported it into MasterCAM and messed around with the settings a little:
Do you guys like the flat or rounded one? Should I use wood or aluminum?
I was also thinking about making it into a clock....
02-10-2011, 05:34 PM #2
i reccon the seccond on in alloy would look great!! even a coloured alloy like red or blue!!
02-10-2011, 07:42 PM #3
02-11-2011, 04:42 AM #4
+1 on the second one, very cool!
02-11-2011, 06:13 AM #5
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02-19-2011, 06:47 PM #6
I edited the design a little bit. I decided to go with a a more rounded look, rather than a round/pointy look. I also added a brick background, but I'm just going to take it off. I don't think it really fits with Yamaha. I would love to put a diamond plate design, but masterCAM doesn't have that option.
I worked out all of the tool paths and now it is ready cut. I think I'm just going to use Macaray wood right now, then if I want to make one out of alloy later on I will...
02-24-2011, 02:08 PM #7
Finally got the piece on the CNC machine today! Started it at about 9:00 this morning. There were 700,000 lines of code, so it's probably just about finished now. I took some pics and video of it running. Nothing too exciting, but pretty cool nonetheless.
This was just the first pass with the 1/4" ball tool. It still had to do a 1/8" and 1/16" pass... I'm looking forward to see what it looks like tomorrow.
02-28-2011, 01:29 PM #8
Had a snow day on Friday, but I got the piece today and I am very happy with it. I just have to sand it and then decide if I want to paint it or just throw some clear coat on it...
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