This is our first real run of something with our new machine. It took 20 hours for the roughing pass then another 40 for the finishing pass. Mainly due to me not getting the correct tool before I started. (I'm still learning ) I drew the solid model in VectorWorks, wrote the program using Bobcam and used DeskCNC to run it.
It will be turned into a fiberglass mold.
They're venting louvers if you're wondering WTH it is.
There was a F-up with the finishing pass though. I don't know why BobCam put that step there.
Next project............A Snake
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Hi - nice work. I am toying with doing some foam routing for a hobby project with my 10 yr old son.
Is that just plain old home depot styrofoam providing that nice surface, or are you using some type of specific lbs / cu ft stuff ?
Did you find some router bits that work "better / faster"? I am toying with using either just plain wood bits, or I am also looking at some end mills for cutting Al. Suggestions ?
you say your going to turn it into a fibreglass mold , are you going to apply the resin directly to the foam ? reason i ask is ive often wondered if the resin would eat thru it like gas does , its something ive been meaning to test but haven t got around to it
polyester resin will eat it, as well as vinylester. However, you can coat it with epoxy. White, blue, and pink foams are all "melted" by polyester based resins. Urethane foams can be used with any resin. If it were me, I would hard coat it in epoxy, then run it through another pass on the router.
Many things are built using foam covered with glass. All composite air craft are built this way. I have built many pieces this way. It very imortant to use the proper foam and liquid. Though I haven't built parts vacumn bagging the glass to the foam.
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