Solidworks Wing Mold
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Mar 14, 2010
, 05:16 PM
Joined Mar 2005
Thanks for the files. I've had a play with them - I opened them in Solidworks and then saved them as .STL files. The vertical fin file was then opened in Vectric Cut3D and the G-code generated. This G-code was then passed via Mach3 to my cutter.
The fin mould was cut out of MDF using a 1/4" end mill for the roughing cut and a 6.35mm cove core bit (sort of a ball ended bit - it is all that I had available) for the finishing cut.
The mould needs a little bit of hand finishing to remove the Z-axis errors in my machine and poor choice of bit selection.
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Roughing cuts finished.
Final Mould. The right side has been given a once over by hand. I think it looks quite good for a first attempt.