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06 Nov 2016 10:59 - 06 Nov 2016 11:00 #39123 by bart@caminos
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Hello,

I am looking for a single flute long reach cutter diameter from 2 to 8 mm for foam cutting.
30 mm would be great.
Any experience or advise is always welcome.

Currently we are using quite soft foam and it is difficult to clamp and manage depth correctly.
Suggestions for this are also more then welcome.

Best regards,
Bart

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06 Nov 2016 11:57 #39133 by CNCMiller
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Hello BArt,


Try "Sorotec.de" they have a lot of different cutters.

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06 Nov 2016 13:59 #39139 by sorotec
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Hello,
Most of our cutomers who want to cut foam, use our wood series of mills.
www.sorotec.de/shop/Cutting-Tools/END-MILLS/END-Mill-WOOD/

These mills are perfect for wood but also bring very good results with foams.

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Roy
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07 Nov 2016 08:24 #39159 by bart@caminos
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Thanks everybody for the replies.

Most appreciated.
I will test everything and will post a test result.

Bart

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07 Nov 2016 09:09 #39160 by bvs
In most foams i cut the whole length in One Pass with moderate Spindle Rotation and very good vacuum cleaning.
I watch it everytime in case it melts and stick on the tool...

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07 Nov 2016 18:25 - 07 Nov 2016 18:25 #39184 by jvalencia
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07 Nov 2016 19:51 - 07 Nov 2016 19:52 #39187 by Worldhusky
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Hello Bart - also from me a warm welcome to the forum!

I re-traced a few of your postings and I think it would be a good idea to post a picture of that what you are trying to achieve. We have here a lot of user with quite a bit of experience and if they can see what you are looking for maybe they have the "perfect" suggestion.

It's not only about tools it's also about skills! ;)
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07 Nov 2016 21:36 #39190 by bart@caminos
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07 Nov 2016 21:37 #39191 by bart@caminos
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07 Nov 2016 21:38 #39193 by bart@caminos
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08 Nov 2016 08:23 - 08 Nov 2016 08:31 #39202 by Worldhusky
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Thanks for the pics!

Whats about a three flute cutter for foam? This is a German site but I ask Google to do the translation ... ;)

Dreizahnfraeser-fuer-Schaumstoff

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08 Nov 2016 08:58 #39203 by bvs
15 Jears ago, i had to perform the same type of work.

I did it with wateryetcutter in different layers and glued it together.

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08 Nov 2016 09:39 - 08 Nov 2016 09:41 #39204 by CNCMiller
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Bart,

I see you make inlays for tools, nice.
You use VCarve that has a feature in 3D modelling to slice you Z height.




You can use this if your cutters have not the required length, just make 2 or more slice and glue them together.

P.S. where you get that foam from?

good luck

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26 Nov 2016 16:17 - 26 Nov 2016 16:18 #39779 by bart@caminos
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Hey,

We get the cases from Tamos in Germany and our logo is printed on the catches.
The foam in the picture has been made by a professional company.

Tanos supply's foam for the cases but it's softer - open cell structure.
My tests with a mill where fine but because the foam is soft it's difficult to clamp.
I've just purchased the laser to see if it will do a better job (we need it for engraving also).

Thanks for the tip we will certainly use it.

Bart

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19 Jan 2017 18:35 #42798 by bart@caminos
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Hello,

I've been looking at this function but it doesn't look like it's possible to do this with vcarve desktop when designing in 2.5 D ?
Or am I wrong ?

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20 Jan 2017 11:30 #42830 by CNCMiller
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Hello Bart,

You can convert 2/2,5 D to 3D model. to achieve this draw your desired shape as usual, then you select the modeling tab.
Select the first icon on the top left corner "Create shape", see photo.





After closing you see a Component tree left on your screen select "Component 1" by double clicking.



Now change Shape height to your desired cutting depth and close.



Next go to Toolpath tab on the right side and select "3D Roughing path" (lower left corner), make your choice in mill bit and push Calculate.



Now you have your 2D covert in 3D.
But for simple tasks the pocket function is faster, than you stay in 2,5D

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18 Dec 2017 12:32 #51707 by mathieu.hebbrecht
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@ Bart,

Can you share your tool, speeds and other relevant setting. I tried foam cutting a while back. But the result wat not nearly that good.

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