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Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by kevr, Apr 26, 2019.

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    I've been playing a bit today with a new software program for my hobby CNC and am very happy with the way it's going.

    This is a small 1220 x 610 machine I bought as a result of not being able to get stuff locally, it has been a mission getting things moving along I have to say.

    These are for some small mini trees.

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    Are you cutting Coro with this?
     
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    Yes among other things, mainly woods and plastics but it can cut aluminium. I will cut the Christmas stuff out of 8mm Coro as that's the thickest I can get in New Zealand.

    New mounting boards for my controllers will be out of HDPE or similar.
     
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    Good to see that your making your own prop frames. I've been planning on doing the same at school with the laser cutter.
    Being able to cut some metals will be very useful, an advantage a CNC compared to my school's laser cutter.
    Also; where do you purchase 8mm Coro in NZ, Usual hardware stores or specialty?
     
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    Nice one Kev, that CNC cutter sounds nice :) One of my friends had a nice big Lazer cutter and he made some stars for me, but, and this is a very big but, the Lazer power eventually got "tired" and he couldn't afford to replace it, so it is no more. The last I heard he was debating putting a rotary cutter head in place of the laser !
     
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    For the thinner stuff Bunnings stock small 3 & 6mm stuff but PSP seem to be the only one I could find with the 8mm sheet. I haven't tried the 8mm sheet yet should be ready to cut them soon.

    https://www.psp.co.nz/plastic-sheets/digital/corflute
     
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    Mine is a locally made one from Westport (Vertigo) believe it or not not far from you. Once I get going I may be able to help the local team out with cutting props etc I'll see how things go. In the early days I cut stars out by hand so I know what a pain that can be.
     
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    I'm hoping that the acrylic/plexiglass will work fine. School has plenty and my teachers like helping my projects. I don't know how well acrylic will hold up in the UV though.
     

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