So, I want to program a router to resize an object; to take off .05 of an inch. I know how to make a pointcloud and get it done that way, but I am looking for much faster production rates.
My current idea is to run the machine right to left only. The scanning head would lay in front of the tool and scan the data into a program and that program would direct the spindle.
Another idea would be to have a laser scanner that mounts as a tool in the Z axis and scan the surface quickly. The scan would then be converted to a program that automatically was set to take off a preset amount from every dimension scanned.
I have a significant amount of time and a bit of money (20K for the working prototype/proof of concept) to get this done. I am even considering making my own machine/device if necessary. I would be happy to compensate some folks for more than just vague ideas but lets start there!
The objects are 35" by 56".
I need to take .05 of the entire piece.
I need to be able to produce at least 100 pieces per day.
My tolerance is .02
I am scanning dull/dry/soft material