I am looking to find out some of that this can and cannot do. First I have a 3d printer so making the 3d printed parts will be fine. I have a CAD Background and sit in front of AutoCAD All day. Machining background…I took Mastercam in College (But that was quite some time ago.
So now on to my questions:
1: I am wanting to be able to mill aluminum plate for custom car parts and was wondering if this could produce more than just flat surfaces. If I were to program with Mastercam, could I create tool paths to put radius rather than square corners to holes, and such. Like if I were to create a motor plate and make holes in it to make it lighter, could I radius the opening and make it smoother without having to go in and smooth by hand prior to polishing.
2: I would want to build a table for the machine, so I could run coolant and a scavenging pump to turn on and off. Is there anything in the build that would hinder this?
- I am thinking of different End Mills, and drill and taps? Can this handle building a tool changer for it, or is this just a pause, manual change tools, and then resume process (that would be fine, just wondering)
I am sure I will have a ton more questions as there are several projects that I would be working on at the same time, including building Architectural Models out of wood, and using the machine as a way to mill wood and add details to the models.
Thanks in advance,