End Mill Sample Pack, 1/8 in Shank
Quantity: 5 (mix of 3 different types), Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in
We used Fusion 360 to build a parametric block that matched all the specs of a pinewood derby stock. We then built used the sculpt environment to build a cool shape around the block and split it away leaving just the part of the car we wanted to mill out.
We created one setup with a 1/8" flat mill to remove most of the material and a second setup for a finer finish with a 1/8" ball nose. This will require a bit change after running the first gcode but pretty easy to do. For more details you can see Patricks Youtube video on this setup.
For this step the folks at Inventables have made it about as easy as they can to bring in g-code from external sources. I don’t think its turned on for everybody just yet but there will be an option under the File pulldown to “Import g-code”. If you want this option and don’t have it, you can ask for it it on the forms and they typically turn it on for you in a day or two (now that service). You can then import the attached 2 files into a new project and and cut right from Easel.
Remove you awesome new car and put a little elbow grease to it by lightly sanding your car. I would lightly sand the car and spread a little filler on it to smooth it out even better. Once the filler has dried lightly run sandpaper across is in preparation to painting it.
More final pictures to come once my friend and his son put the finishing touches (sanding, painted and custom vinyl decals) on the car.