RhinoCAM Does Nantucket!

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Our friends at PolyFab Corporation (Wilmington, MA) just shared this cool RhinoCAM project they recently completed for designer Alvin Winant (PlaceUniqueForms.com) and the Nantucket Historical Association. This raised topology of Nantucket Island will be outside the museum for kids to play on and cover with water! The project is also designed as a coffee table top that will be filled with clear acrylic and placed under glass. See below for more information about Alvin Winant and PolyFab

The 3D model of Nantucket Island is cut from a 4′ x 8′ x 3″ block of baltic birch. It is roughed down using a 1-1/4 end mill in several levels using 3 Axis Horizontal Finishing. A great shout-out to Preston Fiske and his team at PolyFab Corporation for allowing us to showcase their RhinoCAM work!

Artist’s Rendition by Alvin Winant (PlaceUniqueForms.com)
Where is Nantucket Island?
(LEFT) After 3 Axis Horizontal Roughing. (RIGHT) After 3 Axis Parallel Finishing we see a low view of the east end of the island showing the highest and lowest elevations. Note that the Z axis scale of the model was raised to accentuate the island’s topography. 

More about PolyFab

PolyFab is a Wilmington, MA based company that sells custom fabrication to clients world-wide. Their motto “You design it. We’ll build it.” is true to its word with projects that span a wide application spectrum including ArchitecturalLaboratoryWater TreatmentMarineAir Handling and Government Contracting all manufactured with the help of RhinoCAM.
Read our in depth PolyFab Case Study Here!
Here are just a few project images courtesy of PolyFab. See PolyFab’s complete photo gallery here.

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More About Artist Alvin Winant

Alvin is an artist and sculptor specializing in oceanic and topographical architecture from his home at PlaceUniqueForms.com. Alvin’s sculptures and room-sized installations have been shown in galleries and museums both in Boston and NYC often reflected his love for and connection with the ocean.
Another cool RhinoCAM project! A special thanks to both Alvin Winant and Preston Fiske at PolyFab Corporation. Thank you both!
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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