Instructables: exploring - technology - machining http://www.instructables.com Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:34:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-stl2gcode-to-Automatically-Generate-G-Code-f/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:33:13 PDT
Flip Machining on the DMS CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Machining-on-the-DMS-CNC-Router/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:38:50 PST
Pocket Lens Spherometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Lens-Spherometer/
Pocket Lens Spherometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/3ZKW/I6HSAPF4/FNN3ZKWI6HSAPF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/3ZKW/I6HSAPF4/FNN3ZKWI6HSAPF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/3ZKW/I6HSAPF4/FNN3ZKWI6HSAPF4.SMALL.jpg ahnelson I like to experiment with lenses and different optical combinations in my photography and cinematography. It's easy to build a design when you buy all of your glass from a lab supplier. They usually can supply CAD drawings and a full range of specifications and tolerances. If, like me, you pull elem...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:40:38 PST
Easy edge finding +/-0.001'' (25um) on the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-edge-finding-0001-0025um-on-the-Othermill/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:45:08 PDT
Pier 9 CNC Tool Library http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-Tool-Library-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/YC10/HRI8UEIF/FTJYC10HRI8UEIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/YC10/HRI8UEIF/FTJYC10HRI8UEIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/YC10/HRI8UEIF/FTJYC10HRI8UEIF.SMALL.jpg danvida This tool library consists of 75 tools with proven speeds and feeds that greatly simplifies the machining process.  Import the tool library into Autodesk CAM 360, Autodesk Inventor HSM or FeatureCAM and you are ready to use the amazing CNC machines at Pier 9.  Download Pier 9 CNC Tool Library ___...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:52:17 PST
Understanding the machining process from draw to CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-the-machining-process-from-draw-to-C/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5YP3/HPXOVUCO/FLF5YP3HPXOVUCO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5YP3/HPXOVUCO/FLF5YP3HPXOVUCO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5YP3/HPXOVUCO/FLF5YP3HPXOVUCO.SMALL.jpg rmcinally Before you start using a CNC machine you need to understand the flow of the model development and machining process. This video provides a somewhat brief overview of what the CAD software, CAM software and GCode each due in the process of machining your part/piece/etc.
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:13:03 PST
S.A.M. Spring Aided Machining (CNC with adhesive remover) http://www.instructables.com/id/SAM-Spring-Aided-Machining-CNC-with-adhesive-remov/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:26:47 PST
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Ring-on-Underwater-Robot-Part-2-CNC-Mill/
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SMALL.jpg pycepidu Hi. In this instructable, we are making a light ring. It's a part that goes on the front of an underwater robot (Picture 2). You can read up more on the context in Part 1 of the instructable, but here's the short version: our research robot's current lighting system has some issues, so this redesig...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:40:25 PDT
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 1 (Lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Ring-on-Underwater-Robot-Part-1-Lathe/
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:13:58 PDT
LED HEATSINK FAB http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-HEATSINK-FAB/
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:58:07 PDT
Contact Angle Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Contact-Angle-Instrument/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:39:09 PDT
TheMaker2 Homemade CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/TheMaker2-Homemade-CNC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/QUR9/HLSH8VSF/F0YQUR9HLSH8VSF.SMALL.jpg msaleiro Hi! In this instructable I'm going to show you my second homemade CNC: TheMaker2. In order to build a more robust structure I decided not to build it with a moving gantry, but with a moving table on x axis and a fixed structure for y axis, which holds z axis. To make a CNC like this one I had to use...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:12:21 PDT
My Stewart Platform (aka the other kind of hexapod) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Stewart-Platform-aka-the-other-kind-of-hexapod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/RED8/GPA5SHJ9/FKKRED8GPA5SHJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/RED8/GPA5SHJ9/FKKRED8GPA5SHJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/RED8/GPA5SHJ9/FKKRED8GPA5SHJ9.SMALL.jpg aggrav8d Stewart platforms are good for flight simulators, wave motion simulation, earthquake simulation, and 6 axis machining. I build low cost robotics - to empower everyone - to show how easy it can be - to get attention and (I hope) work building and playing with robots. This demo will show you how to ...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:59:35 PDT
DIY CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "DIY CNC" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different CNC projects.  Check out these great projects and learn how to make your own CNC mill on a budget. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by CNC experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily ma...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:39:37 PST
Micrometer cleaning and lubrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Micrometer-cleaning-and-lubrication/
Micrometer cleaning and lubrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/5P20/GGK2GG7Z/FDN5P20GGK2GG7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/5P20/GGK2GG7Z/FDN5P20GGK2GG7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/5P20/GGK2GG7Z/FDN5P20GGK2GG7Z.SMALL.jpg tundrawolf Hello, In this instructable I will try my best to show you how to take apart your mechanical pocket micrometer and clean and lubricate it.  I bought this Starrett pocket micrometer at a garage sale for a US Dollar.  I have other micrometers, but this one was designed to fit in your pocket.  ...
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