Parametric shoe rack + CAM

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hwalseng
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Parametric shoe rack + CAM

Postby hwalseng » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:17 pm

Hello :)

I've recently started to learn FreeCad and I've finished my first project.
Both CAD and CAM was done in FreeCad 0.18.

A little about the design process:
  • All parts in individual files (also assembly and CAM)
    Shoe_rack_all_files.zip
    6 project files (.FCStd) zipped in one
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  • Assembly using a2plus
  • Used a Macro for parameter workflow. (Filename of the parameter sheet was changed, in the macro, from "Settings" to "p" for less typing.
    Since the parts are in individual files, the parameters have to be changed across all "p"-sheets in the individual files.)
  • The paths for CNC milling were done with a 4mm bit, 12mm OSB and the zero point set on top of the sacrificial layer (not on top of the material!).
  • The shoe rack was designed to be glued, but ended up being screwed together with 3mm screws, 20mm long with a torx head. Adding holes or shallow pockets in the CNC files for the screws would help in screwing them in in the right place.
Future considerations:
  • Do the whole project in one file; Pros and cons?
  • It would be neat the have a gcode streamer integrated in FreeCad for a full package; CAD-CAM-CNC. Inspiration: old USB workbench
  • Get to know the assembly workbench better. Not so easy to keep track of the consstraints, and things break easily for a beginner (looking forward to the official release of 0.19 :D )
Thanks for the read. Hit me up if you have any questions or comments.
Hwalseng

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I've built the CNC myself, with help from this project: Fabricatable Machines.
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mlampert
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Re: Parametric shoe rack + CAM

Postby mlampert » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:26 pm

Well done, love the outcome!
AFAIK there's only an integration for Machinekit
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Re: Parametric shoe rack + CAM

Postby bitacovir » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:34 pm

Nice! Thanks for sharing the files.
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Re: Parametric shoe rack + CAM

Postby dubstar-04 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:08 pm

This is awesome! It's so good to see people making with FreeCAD and Path!

Thanks for sharing!

Dan