Monday, March 17, 2014

HeeksCNC 1.0

I made a release of HeeksCNC 1.0, my CAD/CAM software, for Windows.

You can program drilling, profile and pocket operations.

You can then run a simulation of solid removal.

This amazing software is less than $20. Get it here

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

model exhaust cone

I made a model exhaust cone from aluminium, to fit a friend's 1/5th scale Bloodhound SSC model.
I used the manual lathe for most of it, but did the bore with a 16mm tool on the Bridgeport milling machine.
The details were done using the 4th axis on my Sieg KX1 and a 3mm milling cutter. I made a bit of a mistake when I forgot to set the profile operation to the surface, so it dug into the part. Hopefully still looks good enough, though.