Forget 3D printers and 3D lasers


#1

3D printers: Cool.
3D laser cutters: Cool.
CNC machines: Cool.

Combined 3D printer with a 5-axis CNC mill? AWESOME. :smile:


#2

If I didn’t already sell my soul (long story) I’d sure sell it for this!


#3

Dear GF, I refund, I’m sure you understand… No hard feelings, hugs, signed JL


#4

I don’t know - this is a pretty cool 3D printer:


#5

So… 2 awesome vids from my 2 favorite places. Minnesota, where I live now, and Japan, where I will live one day. :slight_smile:


#6

That’s about 1,000 types of awesome.


#7

The 5 axis 3d printing is such a great idea!! It only makes since that it would be next!

But i dont under stand why You would need the mill as well? Is it intended tfor you to mill down you already 3d printed parts? or out side parts?


#8

Better surface finish.


#9

Glowforge 2.0 should consider having 5-axis CNC milling and lasing on it. I think that would be incredible… It would really solve the problem of lasing objects at odd angles. :smile:


#10

If you look at the video of the concrete, and imagine that as layers of plastic being extruded by a desktop 3d printer, you can see that the layers between are uneven. So the milling process is a lot like having someone follow up with a smoothing trowel.


#11

That would be pretty amazing, but, I’d be happy with a rotary attachment and some more z axis. Having the lasing head tilt would be fairly awesome as well. :grin: