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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Very interesting.

When Setting up my CNC and when I am repositioning without the Router ON
it too has that Stepper motor SONG !

Some guys got a little whacky about it and actually figured out how to make the steppers
PLAY Music. Hey ... different strokes :-)

I guess I am surprised that the RP machine does not just print WHAT IS on that slice,
as opposed to doing "raster" scanning.

I get the need for some supporting structure during cooling to prevent deformation.
BUT, I seriously expected a smoother Exterior surface.

When I do a 3D carving, depending on how large my step over is, I still have to
do a bit of sanding to get the smooth surface.
I havent tried anything with sharp curves so I've always used a 1/4" ball end bit.
And my step over set to .1" or less than half the bit width to eliminate as much "ridge"
as possible. It takes SOOO much time to process that I usually skip the Y and just do X.
I've dont both with the result being a "screen" pattern all over the surface.
And little less material to sand down.
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