CNC milling and turning in model making

CNC milling and turning in model making

Author: Christoph Selig

Publisher: Verlag für Technik und Handwerk

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 365

View: 624

Computer-controlled production has also become indispensable in model making. Not only industrial manufacturers, but also more and more model makers themselves are using CNC-controlled machines to produce parts. In this book, Christoph Selig initiates you into the secrets of CNC milling and - for the first time – CNC turning. He comprehensively covers the hardware, the software, and the machine tools. The subject is the basics, but above all the practice of conversion and CNC-controlled manufacturing, so that the reader gets a complete insight into this fascinating technology, which in some cases revolutionises model making. From the content: • Why CNC technology for the hobby sector? • Axis drives • The control types • Stepper motors • Construction and operation of the stepper motor control SRS 1X035 • The Mach3 control software • Useful accessories • The practice • Generating the CNC programme • Generating G-code from DXF or HPGL • From the idea to the finished part • Milling technology • Turning technology • Practical examples Milling • Practical example turning • The CNC milling machine as a drawing machine • Manual GCode programming

CNC Milling in Model Making, Volume 2

CNC Milling in Model Making, Volume 2

Author: Siegfried Frohn

Publisher: Verlag für Technik und Handwerk

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 308

View: 252

Portal milling machines allow large machining areas in relation to their dimensions and are therefore ideal for certain operations such as cutting out aircraft ribs, milling and drilling printed circuit boards or engraving signs. Depending on the machine size, portal milling machines can also be used for machining steel or grey cast iron parts. Even technical drawing is possible with such machines. In continuation of Volume 1 on the basics of CNC milling, Christoph Selig describes in the present volume the construction of a portal milling machine controlled by the "Mach3" software. In this challenging treatise, the author covers all questions and work steps, from the size of the machine and its intended use to the guides and axis drives, the milling spindle and the wiring, all the way to electronic commissioning. Even those who buy a portal milling machine ready-made will read this book with profit. Around 170 illustrations with photographs, drawings and screen examples as well as detailed information on manufacturers and suppliers of the required material supplement the text.

Machine tools for the model maker

Machine tools for the model maker

Author: Andreas Schaller

Publisher: Verlag für Technik und Handwerk

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 368

View: 197

If you are ambitious about model making, sooner or later you will have to buy a machine tool for working with metals and other materials. But it is not only the machines – good advice is also often expensive here. In this book, Andreas Schaller shows you what you need to know to find the best machine for you and your needs. He explains what equipment a bench drill, lathe or milling machine should absolutely have - and what is superfluous for model makers. The author discusses whether a new or a second-hand machine makes sense and how you can tell whether the used tool is really a bargain – or would be better disposed of after all. He also accompanies you on the first steps with your new machine and shows you tips and tricks from practice. With this book, you will receive a guide that will give you good advice when choosing and taking the first steps in working with a machine tool. From the content: • Which machine is the right "partner" for me? • New or used machine? • Installation conditions • work safety • Basics of metalworking • Measuring and measuring equipment • The pillar and bench drill • The lathe • The milling machine • CNC upgrade

Milling for model makers

Milling for model makers

Author: Jürgen Eichardt

Publisher: Verlag für Technik und Handwerk

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 393

View: 159

A milling machine is a must in the well-equipped hobby workshop of the discerning model maker. But how does one go about using it? Jürgen Eichardt, who has already presented the highly acclaimed two-volume work "Turning for Model Builders," shows here that milling holds no secrets. In Volume 1, we learn what to look for when buying a milling machine, how to care for the machine so that it always produces accurate results, and how to add a variety of homemade improvements and useful accessories to it. The various milling tools and their uses are presented in detail: from finger cutters to metal circular saws, drills, do-it-yourself form cutters and many others. Likewise, the most suitable raw materialein and their peculiarities during machining. And finally, it is about the exact and safe clamping and alignment of workpiece and tool. Everything is explained in detail and in an easy-to-understand manner and illustrated with around 240 drawings and photos - an indispensable basic book for every hobby cutter.

CNC Milling for Makers

CNC Milling for Makers

Author: Christian Rattat

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 9781681983042

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 294

View: 166

Until fairly recently, machining has been a high-cost manufacturing technique available only to large corporations and specialist machine shops. With today’s cheaper and more powerful computers, CNC milling and 3D printing technology has become practical, affordable, and accessible to just about anyone.

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Tabletop CNC machines are every hobbyist’s dream, providing the tools needed to cut and shape materials such as glass, wood, plastics, and aluminum.

In CNC Milling for Makers, author Christian Rattat explains how CNC technology works and he walks you through the entire milling process: starting with a blank piece of material, Rattat takes you step by step through to a finished product.

Rattat offers advice on selecting and purchasing the best machine for your own particular needs. He also demonstrates how to assemble a machine from a kit and explains all the steps required to mill your first project. Moving past the basics, Rattat introduces a variety of cutting tools and provides hands-on examples of how to use them to mill a wide variety of materials.

Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design

Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design

Author: Bjarki Hallgrimsson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780673868

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 799

Building prototypes and models is an essential component of any design activity. Modern product development is a multi-disciplinary effort that relies on prototyping in order to explore new ideas and test them sufficiently before they become actual products. Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Designers illustrates how prototypes are used to help designers understand problems better, explore more imaginative solutions, investigate human interaction more fully and test functionality so as to de-risk the design process. Following an introduction on the purpose of prototyping, specific materials, tools and techniques are examined in detail, with step-by-step tutorials and industry examples of real and successful products illustrating how prototypes are used to help solve design problems. Workflow is also discussed, using a mixture of hands-on and digital tools. A comprehensive modern prototyping approach is crucial to making informed design decisions, and forms a strategic part of a successful designer's toolkit.

Digital Modelmaking

Digital Modelmaking

Author: Helen Lansdown

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785005862

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 824

Digital manufacturing has become an intrinsic part of the modelmaking profession, so today's practitioner must be skilled in both traditional hand-making techniques and digital technology. Relevant to a wide variety of creative industries, including film and television, theatre, architecture and product design, Digital Modelmaking offers a comprehensive insight into the manufacturing processes and technologies used within contemporary modelmaking. Each chapter contains an in-depth explanation of each topic, presents examples of how each process is used and includes case studies from professional modelmakers and students. Topics covered include: making models using a laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC milling machinery; generating 3D digital data using a 3D scanner and photogrammetry; two-and three- dimensional drawing software such as CAD; designing models for digital manufacturing; selecting materials based on their suitability for modelmaking; combining traditional hand-making skills with digital manufacturing; painting and finishing models, and finally, moulding and casting using silicone and resin. This invaluable book will be of great interest for students, young professionals and everyone with a passion for design and making. It is superbly illustrated with 234 colour photographs and 32 line artworks giving numerous examples of the design process. Helen Lansdown has worked professionally as a modelmaker and designer for thirty years and is a lecturer at Herefordshire University teaching on the Model Design programme.

Architectural Modelmaking Second Edition

Architectural Modelmaking Second Edition

Author: Nick Dunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780676494

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 377

The physical model is an important communication tool for architects. Although the proliferation of CAD programs has enabled the creation of increasingly complex computer models and virtual environments, there is also a growing need to address the three-dimensional qualities of architecture that may be lost when using such media. This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling the built environment with all the different media and techniques available. In describing the use of different models in different contexts, the book provides a practical guide to how and why models are used, and what they are used for. This second edition includes more detailed step-by-step exercises, expanded discussion of materials and techniques, updated coverage of digital techniques and new case studies.

Advances in Mechanical and Materials Technology

Advances in Mechanical and Materials Technology

Author: Kannan Govindan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811627941

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1467

View: 537

This book presents select papers from the International Conference on Energy, Material Sciences and Mechanical Engineering (EMSME) - 2020. The book covers the three core areas of energy, material sciences and mechanical engineering. The topics covered include non-conventional energy resources, energy harvesting, polymers, composites, 2D materials, systems engineering, materials engineering, micro-machining, renewable energy, industrial engineering and additive manufacturing. This book will be useful to researchers and professionals working in the areas of mechanical and industrial engineering, materials applications, and energy technology.

The Making of Things

The Making of Things

Author: Frank Jacobus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000395129

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 513

The Making of Things is about effect and intention in the schematic architectural model, a deep dive into the nature of architectonic form as the underlying syntax for all architectural work. By focusing on primitive geometries alongside fundamental principles of architectural thinking and making, this book enhances the reader’s capacity to intellectually and physically craft models that effectively communicate intention. With over 650 diagrams, this book acts as an expansive visual glossary that reveals the underlying structure of architectonics and acts as an encyclopedia of formal possibilities. Supporting essays in the book explore the nature of perception, abstraction, and metaphor to provide a theoretical basis of formal effects in architecture. This structure enables readers to make clear and direct connections between the things you construct and the reasons you construct them. This book is a bridge from the what to the why of form-making. It is a pedagogical notebook, a design primer that prompts discourse about the nature of objects. This is a must-have desk reference for beginning architecture and interior design students to stimulate their creative approaches and gain foundational knowledge of the underlying effects of formal typologies and how they manifest themselves in built forms around the world.