Join Taylor Hokanson for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a flip jig, part of Up and Running with RhinoCAM.
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…Now a discussion of flip billing wouldn't be complete unless we talked about what we…actually need to do to the bed of the CNC machine to get things working correctly.…So here's my mock up CNC and you can see that I've…added these two pieces of wood down here and screwed them down.…And, this is our float jig.…Now it's not complete until I go ahead and run a cut on it with a CNC machine.…So, I'm going to put two pieces of wood in.…I don't know, maybe at least 50% of the length of the stock itself.…And we're going to use these to register the…lower left hand corner at a particular spot.…
You'll also notice that I've screwed this…down off center, because I'm going to cut away…some of this wood, and I want my screws to be well away of the cut.…Now because I can't represent a more complex piece of…stock like this in RhinoCAM, I've just mocked this out.…So this essentially describes the cut I'm going…to make because we've talked about this in two…and a half axis cutting, you can either do this as a profiling or an engraving pass.…
In this short course, author Taylor Hokanson explores RhinoCAM, focusing on converting a 3D model from another graphics program to a "toolpath", or a set of instructions for a CNC mill to follow. From there, you can import the toolpath into the mill of your choice. Note, however, you should already be familiar with model generation in Rhino (a Windows-only program) before attempting this material. We recommend viewing Rhino 5 Essential Training to learn more.
This course was created by Taylor Hokanson. We're honored to host this training in our library.