Yeah, I'm a mechanical engineer/programmer with a major CNC manufacturer, and our demo parts on the 5-axis and multiplex machines aren't usually that elaborate (except for maybe medical parts). Some really great work for sure. And from a design standpoint, SO UNIQUE!You are a truly talented machinist. I've spent years on CNC machines and couldn't come close to that.
You are a truly talented machinist. I've spent years on CNC machines and couldn't come close to that.
Yeah, I'm a mechanical engineer/programmer with a major CNC manufacturer, and our demo parts on the 5-axis and multiplex machines aren't usually that elaborate (except for maybe medical parts). Some really great work for sure. And from a design standpoint, SO UNIQUE!
But one little nugget of humble criticism: if I were to order up one of these I'd have the front be more like the back; rounded rather than flat. Like four billiard balls melded together But I realize the functional point of the flat design and it looks fantastic!
just read this whole thread for almost an hour after seeing it in the "post pics of your rig thread." amazing. i loved the CNC porn. i was at University of Washington for 4 years, 3 years in the ME program, and used the shop there a ton. wish i still had access to it. i never did use the haas mill as it was always monopolized by our FSAE team, but even just using the 3-axis milling machines was great. i hope you find the time/reason to make another build soon so i can see some more awesome CNC porn! also one question, why did you make the top in 3 sections instead of one piece like the bottom?
Absolutely amazing. How many hours did you spend on this project?
Zarathustra[H];1038595809 said:Very impressive work.
But could you do it manually without CNC programs? (J/k)
Must have spent a lot of money on aluminum!
Any chance we can get a peek of the internals of the finished PC? With all the components installed I mean.
Forget mod of the year. This thing was made out of solid aluminum... This is the [H]ardest case mod ever!
Amazing job, you sir are a mod god! Thank you for sharing this!
Outstanding work !
I almost would have left the machine paths on the top, and just cleaned that up a bit, it looks sooooo good.
I would have to 2nd the rounder front opinion but that is about it.
What was the assembled weight of the case ?
Awesome work man.
Also it's made kotaku front page
I've heard multiple people say that (about the machine path finish), so you aren't the only one! The edges are rather sharp, though. It would be like one of those terrain maps with lines of constant altitude on it! /nerd moment.
Archon, One cnc programmer to another honestly what was your machine run time on that entire thing.... lol
By no means answer that for me, just probably a lot of people dont know how long it takes a machine to actually surface mill that big of an area.
Your talks of carbide love cracks me up, also if you are still machining check out the YG 3F alumi power endmills my new love for 6061 put them in a sandvik hydralic chuck and let them sing.
Ohh and top notch work on the case. two thumbs up