In previous blog posts and case studies, we’ve highlighted how designers are incorporating toolpath cutter step over cusp height as design features. Here is a recap from our KickStarter on product design sent to us from VisualCAM user Shawn White, CEO of TRANSFIXION DESIGN, a product development and manufacturing company located in Matthews, NC.
This part is a sculpted 6061 aluminum stand for iPad®, Galaxy®, Kindle® and iPhone® devices. By design, the 3 Axis Parallel Finishing operation uses a 3/8” ball mill and a 20% step over to achieve the sculpted look and feel that Shawn was looking for.
Figure 1 – 3 Axis Parallel Finishing operation being machined on TRANSFIXION DESIGN’s CNCMasters® Barron XL Mill.
Figure 2 – Here is a close-up view of the sculpting effect in the VisualCAM Cut Material Simulation and in the actual product
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