Category: CNC

Manufacturing Carbon Fibre Parts – pt 1 CNC

Preface Several years ago I was pouring over a webpage created by Michal Zalewski called “Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting”. It inspired me…

Word Clocks by Ash – Crowdfunding Project

Concept:The successors to the prototype word clock. Offered as a crowdfunding project on Pozible called “Word Clocks by Ash“. The idea behind crowdfunding this project wasn’t really to…

Quadcopter V1

Concept: A new frame for my FPV250 Spec quadcopter. Aims to be light and easily customisable. Software: Autocad > mastercam Materials: 2.5mm carbon Quad parts: https://docs.google.com/a/awam.com.au/spreadsheets/d/1LKW9u41mnBjfwtdNLgPxt7Z4nIeOG5dv_DpQ5A3K6-w/edit?usp=drive_web Processes: CNC cut Time: 5 hours…

Carbon Paypass Bottle Opener Keyring

Concept: A keyring made from super strong carbon with a paypass sticker. Made to test 2d shapes in mastercam as well as to test the feasibility of cutting…

Large Word Clock (prototype)

Concept: A pretty take on the traditional word clock. The front is intended to be smooth and reflective and the letters are pocketed from the back. This concept later…

Bless This Home Carved Plaque

Concept: A wall mountable carving to give to friends and family. Essentially a practice piece to get the art and calibration of carving wood down-pat. Materials: Various timbers, stains, varnishes,…

Puzzle Cube

Concept: This puzzle was created, essentially, as a practice piece for casing accurate plastic parts. The design is what is called a half hour puzzle because it takes…

Tricopter V2

  Concept: For something different, the two front rotors tilt. This tricopter is designed to be much more robust and durable. Materials: 13mm ply frame, parts from the previous tricopter…

Tricopter V1

Concept: Tricopter, tilting rear rotor. Materials: Carbon plate 3mm, Carbon tubing 12mm, lots of parts from hobbyking, kk2.1 control board Processes: CNC cut plate (3mm endmill), everything else ziptied together Time:…

Jewellry Box

Concept: A jewelry box carved from solid wood. Created as a gift for my beautiful girlfriend. Initially intended as a method of proposal. The middle section is lockable….

3D Printer Head Mount

Concept: I had the opportunity to play with some carbon and resin. The goal was to strengthen the ply and give the wood a nicer appearance. The actual item…

Polyurethene Casting Test Pieces

Concept: Practicing producing cast gears as they have to be accurate and smooth to work well. Software: gearotic > mastercam > mach3 Materials: Machining wax, R2 Silicone, Polyurethane Processes: CNC…

Plywood Cube

Concept: A test piece to check how accurate the dimensions of the CNC are Materials: 6mm ply Processes: CNC cut Time: 1 weekend Quantity produced: 1 Cost: $5 Files: unavailable

CNC Machine (old)

Concept: An attempt at a 2400x1800mm CNC router. The design was somewhat successful but lacked the outright accuracy that was required and was decommissioned after only a few months….

Wind Turbine Blades

Concept: Blades for a 300W horizontal wind turbine Software: 3dsmax Materials: Jelutong, epoxy, fibreglass Processes: CNC Time: Several days Quantity produced: 3 Cost: $thousands Files: n/a