Computer controlled cutting

Computer controlled cutting

Postby TinGoat » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:45 pm

Hi Kids,

I look with admiration at the Diesel in a Day - Scratchbuild an NZ120 DFT over on the website.

I've been held up on a project of my own because it requires multiple identical parts that have to be cut out. The tedium of making hundreds, if not thousands of a specific part. [Think ties/sleepers, but with a unique profile]

Anyway, I think I've found the machine to do the job for me... And it would be great for other projects too, like cutting out the parts for the DFT.

I received a flyer from a local craft store and discovered an amazing tool!

It is aimed at the Scrap-Book hobbiest, but I think that it will revolutionize the Card-Stock modelling Hobby!

On doing a little online research, I've found two different machines that both work like stylus printers, but they cut paper and cardstock.

Robo Craft:

and the one that was in the flyer


There's pros and cons to each machine, but they both hold some promise.

I think that these machines will handle thin styrene and the CriCut also has a metal engraving head...

My innitial hesitance at getting one was because the CriCut operates with expensive font cartidges.

But I found out that there is also software so you can make your own designs...

Sure Cuts A Lot:

It may be a while before I save up my pennies for one of these, but you may find that these are worth investigating too...
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Re: Computer controlled cutting

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:12 pm

Damn, pretty cool build :thumbup:
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Re: Computer controlled cutting

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:18 pm

At my last command in the Navy, I used a small variety of CNC cutters, and yeah, I can definitely see the potential for model making there.
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