1. #1
    a friend as asked me to make this for his motor bike.
    i can sort most of it out it's the radius i need help with.

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    the red line is the profile that i would like the cutter to follow.
    i am using cambam any help how to get started? i will cut 1 side then flip it and cut the other.

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    there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers !!!!

  2. #2
    Chris

    I don't think cambam can do 3d
    cad.

    You need to model it, I think cambam can do the 3d toolpath though.

    Phil



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  3. #3
    yo chris.... iv been in a similar position... it'll take weeks to to get a posh sofware package to do some exotic moves for the first time however after that you should have the same kind of job down to a day or two... maybe hours
    still seems a bit of a waste if your not making 20 of the buggars

    with a job like that id omit any non critical profiles and just take care of the luggs holes and recesses in mach wizards etc
    unless your mate isnt in a rush, in which case you could use it as a training exersize and get stuck into some heavy cad/cam packages :)

    ps: let us know how many you scrap :) iv seen your stash of delrin, you can afford it lol

  4. #4
    Good advice on concentrating on the important features rather than trying to make an exact copy.

    For copying shapes in CamBam, in the past, I have scanned (or photographed with a long lens) parts and then traced them in inkscape and exported as a DXF - CamBam will read this directly and you can then create the MOPs to make the cuts. If you have a ruler or known size object in the shot it helps getting the scale right (you can easily adjust the scale in CamBam).

  5. #5
    thanks for the help guys, i am just on with making a modal in sketchup. it wont be an exact copy basically a tube with a lug and holes.

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    there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers !!!!

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