Hardwood Machining

This video from Boxford demonstrates the use of a CAM router to produce a design for a wheel using hardwood. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the wheel is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in STL format and file is processed. The routing process is then simulated using software. The machining process is shown starting with raster roughing and moving onto offset finishing. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM in the designing, simulating and making of a product and the use of CNC machines to cut and engrave onto hardwoods.

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