RhinoCAM Points the Way at Wrangell Public High School

Drew Larrabee Students in Wrangell Public High School’s (Wrangell, Alaska) Digital Fabrication class get hands-on experience in CNC programming and machining using RhinoCAM from MecSoft Corporation. Drew Larrabee, industrial technologies instructor at Wrangell Public School continues:
RhinoCAMIn a recent project, our students designed and manufactured a series of trail signs pointing the directional route along the Mount Dewey hiking trail in Wrangell, Alaska. The 2-dimensional designs were drawn in Rhino 5.0 and machined with RhinoCAM from dual-color plastic stock. It was wonderful this year to be able to switch over to RhinoCAM where changes to the Rhino 3D models are easily updated in the CAM operations!

Figure 1 : V-Carving directional signs for the Mount Dewey hiking trail.

RhinoCAM Points the Way at Wrangell Public High School
Figure 2: Mount Dewey sign design in RhinoCAM. On the left, the RhinoCAM plugin is shown performing a Cut Material Simulation of a 2½ Axis V-Carve Roughing & Finishing operation.
RhinoCAM Points the Way at Wrangell Public High School
Figure 3: The Cut Material Simulation results are shown after each operation (a) 2½ Axis V-Carve Roughing (b) 2½ Axis V-Carve finishing and (c) 2½ Axis Profiling operations. Note the Bridges & Tabs left during the Profiling operation.

Figure 4: The series of Mount Dewey trail signs laid out in Rhino 5.0.

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Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse is an Application Engineer with MecSoft Corporation. Don brings over 20 years of experience in CAD/CAM operations in both automotive and mold design applications. Don also has extensive experience in documenting CAD/CAM products and is actively involved with writing the on-line help as well as creating training tutorials for MecSoft's products.
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