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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:55 am 
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It all depends on speed, material and the actual cutter itself

All cutters are not made equal as you can imagine.

Did Rick Lohr mention what size sheets and what thickness he is using?

I would think that Lexan / Acrylic would be better laser cut than router cut?

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:05 am 
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Lasering it would give it a slimy gooey edge that you'd have to clean up later.

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:00 am 
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Borneoben wrote:
It all depends on speed, material and the actual cutter itself

All cutters are not made equal as you can imagine.

Did Rick Lohr mention what size sheets and what thickness he is using?

I would think that Lexan / Acrylic would be better laser cut than router cut?

Mostly 3/16" thick. I'm not sure on the X and Y dimensions. However, some of his products are really small, so he's doing a ton of cuts on each sheet.

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:32 am 
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JustPlaneChris wrote:
Lasering it would give it a slimy gooey edge that you'd have to clean up later.



Nope!

Acrylic is one of the nicest things to cut by laser, laser cutting extruded acrylic leaves a clear, clean, flame polished finish.

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no finishing required

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:34 am 
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Interesting! I was going by my experience cutting my airplane canopy with a dremel-type cutoff disk, which left a really ugly "slagged" edge. I guess the laser does a much better job!

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
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Way nicer than dremeling!!!

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
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"Laser" - Dr. Evil

I've always wanted one. We were at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo a few weeks ago and there was a company selling laser etched wood and Cow hide art pieces that were awesome! I never would have thought you could "etch" fur like they did.

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
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I never would have thought you could "etch" fur like they did.
Egads, can you imagine the stench?? :shock: :?

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
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Ben, we need some pictures.

Show us your friggin laser!

and I want to see the pile of wood for the base too. in fact I would like to see a build thread.
as if you haven't got enough to do at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: RC Today Show 155: We'll be CNC'n You
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Chris,
have you got any photos of your taranis case yet? interested to see the design etc...

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