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

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Jan 28 12:34:25 PST 2011


Saw this the other day in the hall just outside the door.  It looks awesome!

Rachel

Corey McGuire wrote:
> Here's the sign.
> 
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com
> <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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>
>             >>> <mailto: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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