Sorry if in wrong section but first of all. These designs are amazing and Im in awe of many of you.
I wonder if any of the homemade CNC routers on show here are capable of routing carbon fibre.
Also, as the material is rather thick (around 2-3mm), what type of drills can be used as a dremel looks rather lightweight, are there more robust drills usable as I feel due to the strength of the material, the bit on a dremel may bend or snap.
Welcome to the cnc zone. Well I cant see why one of these fine cnc routers could not cut carbon, as im sure they can cut alluminum at slow feeds. Where the spindle too comes I use a portacable laminet trimmer, More sturdy than a dremel unless you use a large dremel, You can use .250" bits. Graham
Thanks alot Graham. Im into the RC Car hobby and its a very limited venture for businesses and is relativly small in the racing scene where the majority of custom work goes on. There are only 2 or 3 small businesses who do their own machining.
Along with this Machining is interesting me highly but the job would not be as appealing as it seems a bit too one dimensional but the thought of designing and making your own parts sounds brilliant.
Are there any websites which explain all of the CNC routing and machining as when people talk about collets and spindles, it is kind of lost on me.
This sight is probable the best place to start your search, go into search and typ in spindle and im sure youll get loads of info , are your parts small for a rc car, A small cnc mill might be better than a cnc router, but im not too sure. Graham
Yes Graham, they are small. The maximum size of the parts is 300mm x 300mm and materials cut will range from 3mm carbon fibre to 8mm delrin. No aluminum or metal parts, either soft plastic or carbon fibre.
I was under the assumption that only routers were capable of cutting the carbon fibre.