Here are out Picks for this week. Open Source, CNC, 3D Printing and Music are our topics this week. We hope you enjoy them!
Ceramic Rapid Prototyping at BGSU This may be old news to everyone else, but I’d never seen 3-D printing of ceramic material and was really impressed.- Diana
24/192 Music Downloads “A great article on sampling and digital music for the newbie to established audiophile, and even those who do any sort of analogue to digital data acquisition.” - Seth
Firewire Surfboards From Jim Wright: “They have an interactive website where a user can input their personal desired board dimensions. The website then designs the board (using Siemens NX). With credit card info, the order passes to a CNC machine, where the board is shaped with automatically-created tool paths. It’s seriously cool stuff. ShapeLogic created the custom interface for the website and API for NX.”- Alex
Haas Automation produces its 125,000th CNC machine. “Today’s VF-1 is easily 10 times the machine as its 1988 namesake, yet its base price is only $45,995, or about $24,190 in 1988 dollars. The VF-1 still has travels of 20” x 16” x 20”, but now features a 30-hp (peak) spindle with a high-performance vector drive, speeds to 8100 rpm standard, brushless servos on all axes, 1000-ipm rapids, a 20-tool ATC, and the Haas control, which now features 1 MB of program memory (8 times the 1988 figure) and provides processing speeds up to 1000 blocks per second (or 50 times faster than in 1988). And that’s the base model machine.” - Alex
Open3PD Open Source not so open? - Brandon