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SOFTWARE | MATERIALS

  • AutoCAD
  • 4 mm birch plywood
  • White cotton threads
  • White spray paint
  • Christmas decorations

MACHINE:

Laser cutting machine, Raylogic AS-1290C

ASSIGNMENT:

Create anything for Christmas.

DESIGN:

I wanted to create something light, stylish and huge. After brainstorming, I decided to create a Christmas tree which would allow other students to hang their decorations. The only way to get the biggest tree from 76×76 sheet of plywood was to combine different layers of circles with threads and hang them to the ceiling.

First stage was sketching:

Then I draw a model in Autocad. Multiple number of holes enable to connect the layers and to have space to hang the decorations. The model was 74×74 cm, with nine circles one in another.

ASSEMBLING:

I was thinking of making the tree gold or silver, but ended up painting it white using the white spray paint: After an hour the spray became dry, so I started to asseble the tree. In order to make the tree higher, I made 3 different types of threads: 30, 40 and 50 cm.   Finally, I decorated the tree with red and silver toys:   Tadaa:     Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope, you got inspired by my tree.  
Class: Technology, CNC Milling
Software: SketchUp, 3dsmax, ArtCAM, Match3
Material: Plywood 10*10*1 sm
Challenges: Create a tile with your own drawing using cnc machine

IDEA


  The idea was to create a panel of Soviet hruschovka with its typical inhabitants.
 

DESIGN PROJECT

In the beginning, the base unit with clear dimensions in the sketchpUp was designed, exported to 3dsMax, where entourage and staffing – curtains, grandfather, cat and flower were added. Later, the model was exported to stl.

model from scetchUp


finished model

PREPARING WAY

To create a tile it was necessary to prepare a path for bits in the CNC machine. The path consists of two parts: draft and finish. Rough removes large masses, has a big step, but it works roughly. Pure has a smaller step on all axes, but takes much more time. When creating a path, you need to upload a file stl, specify the thickness of the material, and also the bit for the finishing and roughing path, then in the final path, you can choose the way to create the picture in the last step: one-way, two-way, radial and ect.

 

PROCESS OF MILLING



 

RESULT

         

3d builder milling | CNC milling class

Equipment | software

3d builder, Photoshop 
 
Task
Firstly, It was necessary to cut out a relief tile by 10 * 10 (as an example – Barcelona’s diverse tiles)
But this stage is development of the tile in bigger scale but by thw same software
 
Process of preparation

The topographical relief of the terrain was chosen to turn it into a kind of biomorphic surface, similar to both natural landscape and biomimetic structures. A raster image with lines was taken, then painted in Photoshop with white-black polygons, where black is the lowers level. Then this colored image was dragged to the 3d builder, where the final form of a relief was prepared.

Then I experienced with similar structures, for example, in order to create a kind of biomorphic window panels.
Because black is the lowers level, black color here – window hole
         
3d builder processing:
 
      
Final module being milling:
     

CNC milling class

 

Equipment | software


3d builder, Photoshop – model preparing


artCAM, mach3 – software for CNC

Cnc machine – printing
 

Task


It was necessary to cut out a relief tile by 10 * 10 (as an example – Barcelona’s diverse tiles)

Process of preparation

The topographical relief of the terrain was chosen to turn it into a kind of biomorphic surface, similar to both natural landscape and biomimetic structures.

A raster image with lines was taken, then painted in Photoshop with white-black polygons, where black is the lowers level. Then this colored image was dragged to the 3d builder, where the final form of a relief was prepared.


 
Then this file was exported to stl format and open with artCAM software allowing to set the dimensions of a string, tile surface, etc.
 



 
Then it was open directly with mach3 for the last settings before the milling.


 
The printing took approximately 30 minutes
 



 
The result was good



Then I experienced with similar structures, for example, in order to create a kind of biomorphic window panels.

When the project was completed, I faced with the similar example at the Mars Museum of Modern Art. Probably such table can be the next stage of the module-tile development
 

 


p.s Thanks Ivan Mitrofanov for assistance!

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