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

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Fri Jan 28 10:35:58 PST 2011


That is awesome.

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:15 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:

> 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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