[Noisebridge-discuss] NB Logo - Stencilfied : Plasma Cutting at Boxshop

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Fri Jan 28 01:15:08 PST 2011


Here's the sign.

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:

> SUCCESS!  Mostly.  The cut quality was perfect at first, but then slowly
> degraded.  The consumables were good enough.  We think the air compressor
> couldn't keep up with such a long cut at such a low speed.  The obvious
> solution is to insert pauses in to the cut execution or maybe even in the
> gcode its self.  Also, at certain points, the machine wasn't tracking
> perfectly.  We think it's due to bed wiggle after rapid moves between cuts.
> A possible solution is a pause after every rapid move.  Another is to
> possibly add another horizontal brace to the bed, but that is easier said
> than done.
>
> The CAM software I found was great but it has a bug where it outputs 5
> lines of g-code and stops.  Then the program must be quit, reopened,
> settings rechecked, parts reloaded, and the post processing done again.
> It's not so bad once it's recognised.  The copy I have is a development
> version.  I can try a different version and see if the problem is gone.
>
> Photos when I get a decent camera.
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>
>> Tomorrow I am vaporising metal!  Here is the latest tool path for a plasma
>> engraver.  The colors are how the CAM software I am using separates layers.
>>
>> LAST CHANCE to say "I don't like the font".
>>
>> For Non-Noisebridge folk, Ray and I are blasting steel to bits tomorrow
>> for various projects.  We have metal, we have shapes, and we now have some
>> REALLY AWESOME sheet metal CAM software that will, hopefully, ease
>> everyone's minds when they convert ideas to metal.
>>
>> This software is GREAT...in theory...We'll find out more tomorrow.
>>
>> If this process works, we will certainly share it.
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>>
>>> If all goes as planned, I'll have this, or something like it, a week from
>>> now.
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Thanks!
>>> >
>>> > Yeah, i needed to fit the image under the 80k attachment limit. The
>>> > original image is svg, so no problems in the path.
>>> >
>>> > On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >> I think these look great.  Looking forward to seeing the finished
>>> sign!
>>> >>
>>> >> On the inlined stencil (that was attached to this message) there may
>>> be
>>> >> missing lines?  On the bottom of the circuit segment, on each side of
>>> >> the bump.  May just be a display issue though.
>>> >>
>>> >> Corey McGuire wrote:
>>> >>> Here's the path for the stencil inclined
>>> >>>
>>> >>> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Corey McGuire <
>>> coreyfro at coreyfro.com
>>> >>> <mailto:coreyfro at coreyfro.com>> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>>     This bounced for size, here's a smaller version.  This is for a
>>> HUGE
>>> >>>     F'N METAL SIGN.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>     I am inviting criticism.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>     This is using the eurostile stencil font which is bolder and
>>> heavier
>>> >>>     than the eurostile bold font.  I think some of the other fonts
>>> may
>>> >>>     match better but may not necessarily look or work better (because
>>> >>>     robust stencil bridges are important for plasma cutting.)
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
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>>>
>>
>>
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