I used MODELA PLAYER 4 to generate the toolpaths and operate the machine. I opened my saved and it
appeared in that weird wire-frame view.
I used a 1/8'' ball end-mill for roughing and 3/32'' ball end-mill for finishing. Those end-mills were not
defined in the software. I added them by opening the
I created two new tools and defined their diameter.
I then selected the material that I'm going to mill. It's modeling wax.
After that I defined the model orientation and origin.
Next. I made sure that the model setup is okay. I didn't change anything except for the margins around the model.
The model setup is now complete.
The next step is to define the process to do. It starts by defining the roughing process. I changed the
end-mill, toolpath type, and speeds according to the settings shown in the following screenshots.
I also defined the finishing process; where the model details should appear in their final finish.
The process is now ready to start. I put the modeling wax onto the machine bed using double-face tape.
I then defined the start point by moving the machine tool to it using the Cutting-position Setup wizard.
I finally generated the toolpath for each process.
aand got my cut up and running.
This is the result of the roughing process.
and this is the final model after the finishing process.
I prepared the Silicon Rubber using a ratio of (10A:1B) and poured it over the wax.
After around five hours I got my mold nice and clean :D