I do not have a CNC router as of yet. But working diligently procuring the part and pieces as we speak.
My project is for a kit car. I basically want to replace the dash with my personally designed dash.
What Im looking for is information on how to take a 3d model, set the scale, in x, y, and z axis, then slice it into horizontal layers, so I can use MDF to recreate it in the car to later be fiber glassed over to make the completed dash board.
Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to do this?
Mach3 2010 Screenset
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I was of course for those that know me thinking grand thoughts of a 5 axis router that can also do soft metals like brass, and aluminum.
But I think I will make the base unit that I have the plans for. Then once I get comfy with the Mach3 program, making small plaques, and signs, etc. Ill eventually enlarge the X and Y axis, to the size I want later.
Then maybe sometime later as the need, or desire comes, to add the 4th and 5th axis.
Namely what I call the table leg axis, and then a flush mounted turn table, for turning brake rotors etc.
Im looking up information on CNC how to's, as well as any related information I can get.
Im also wondering what would be the most cost effective materials to use for making sliced molds. Since the material used will be scrapped in the end process, seems like buying high grade stuff would be a waste of money.
Im digging deep in the I-zone so any links or usefull info please toss me a link, or PM. Im soaking it all up as fast as I can. Im loving every minute of it so far.