Foamex Machining Using Vacuum Bed

This video from Boxford demonstrates Foamex CNC machining using a vacuum bed. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the product, in this case a small model chair, is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in STL format and the file is processed. The routing process is then simulated using software. The vacuum bed is fitted to the CNC machine and this is shown in place along with the pump. Through machining takes place using 6mm Foamex. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM in the designing, simulating and making of a product and the use of vacuum beds to cut Foamex on CNC machines.

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