Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Exploring new fabrication methods

3D printing is a fantastic technology, but it's not the only way to prototype parts. I wanted to make some core pieces of the X-Cube in a new way. These are the pieces that hold the whole thing together.

Using the Ideashop's Roland MDX-540, a 4-axis CNC mill, I made some cores out of solid blocks of wood and ABS plastic. CNC milling is a subtractive procedure, as opposed to 3D printing which is an additive procedure. Check it out!

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