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CNC Projects – Rocket Fin Style Plant Stand!

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CNC Project – Routing a Plant Coaster on a CNC Router Table!

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CNC Tips and Tricks – Cutting Extruded Polystyrene Sheets

So in this episode we are going to look at machining sheets of extruded polystyrene sheets we bought a  couple years back.  This was very cheap verses that of acrylic, however machining is a bit harder as the plastic wants to melt rather than cut.  So what we did was:

1. Use a 1/8″ 2 flute end mill (amzn.to/1LMWEJy)

2. Kicked the speed up to 100 Inches per minute

3. Slowed the spindle down to only 1/3 speed using a speed controller(amzn.to/1GUViXB)

 

A. Polystyrene

 is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit weight. Polystyrene is one of the most widely used plastics, the scale of its production being several billion kilograms per year. Polystyrene can be naturally transparent, but can be colored with colorants.

As a thermoplastic polymer, polystyrene is in a solid (glassy) state at room temperature but flows if heated above about 100 °C, its glass transition temperature. It becomes rigid again when cooled. This temperature behavior is exploited for extrusion, and also for molding and vacuum forming, since it can be cast into molds with fine detail.

B. Polystyrene features

  •  Excellent light transmittance.
  •  High mechanical strength.
  •  Weather proof
  •  Non-toxic and chemical resistant.
  •  Easily be processed

C. Polystyrene applications

  •  Advertisement: blow molding board, CNC engraving materials, Laser engraving materials, sign board,  light box,  window, logo and mark, etc.
  •  Furniture: office furniture, cabinet, window, etc.
  •  Finishing Material: decorative sheets, storage racks, room segments, etc.

VenTech VTSPEED Variable Dial Router Fan Speed Controller for Duct and Inline Fans

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Using a Laser to Recycle a Cereal Box Into a Stencil!

In this episode we will use our CNC mounted 2 Watt Laser Diode cutter to recycle a stencil out of an old cereal box! I have this is a great tool for recycle and reuse of things that would normally end up in the trash.  How use care when cutting due to both fumes (which could be toxic) and reflections from shinny surfaces so use care when cutting something new having proper ventilation as wearing the correct safety glasses for your laser!

Also if you want to try this yourself, check out the link below for a pre-built unit: 

1500mW Desktop DIY Laser Engraver Engraving Machine Picture CNC Printer

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2 Watt Laser Cutter and Engraver Project Part 5 – Building the X Gantry!

In this episode we will add the X Gantry we designed for the 2 watt laser cutter and engraver build project.  As the build mature we will place all of the additional STLs up on Thingiverse as well build up an additional BOM (Bill of Materials) for the project too!  So stay turned and see how the build turns out!  Also if your interested in jump starting your build of a similar device, check out the link below!

1500mW Desktop DIY Laser Engraver Engraving Machine Picture CNC Printer

by Mega Save [Mega Save]
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