Cut an 8' High Column. 12
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Printer Friendly
Cut a 8 foot tapered architectural column, with a 12”d top and 16”d bottom. This exercise assumes you start with an 8' tapered rectilinear cube of foam, one end 12" x 12" the other 16" x 16" positioned left to right between the left and right x/y towers. You have also used FoamWorks to drive the hot wire into position along its length touching the foam at a 3:00 position looking at the left 12" x 12" end.
Download and install 2 programs at http://www.foamwork.net/download.htm
#1 – CadWorks 3.0, #2 – FoamWorks 3.0 (30 day trial)
1 - File>New (starts a new drawing)
Draw a circle of any diameter (select circle icon in left menu)
2 - CNC Tools>Prep Drawing
3 - CNC Tools>Generate DAT File from Sequential Drawing
4 - File>Save>DAT File (save as circle.dat)
1 - Foam Cutter>Generate Cut File (bottom left of window)
Locate and load circle.dat for both Left and Right Cutting Towers.
Set Left Horizontal Size to 12 (inches), Set Right Horizontal Size to 16 (inches)
2 - Generate Cut File (press generate button, top left of window)
3 - Save Cut File (Circle.ct1)
4 - Done (top right hand corner)
5 - Foam Cutter>Start Cut, Cutting Speed Adjustment (Move slider all the way to the right)
6 - Begin Cut (upper left hand corner)
Watch as the line segments turn red indication cutting progress.
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