Modeling for Intelitek CNC Moulding:
Tried a few models, before I got the limitation of the machine..
The first one was a parametric spherical candle. But soon after I did the model I realized it is way too detailed for the Intelitek CNC with the tools at hand.
From that I went to a simple model of a house, double sided mould.
Rules for modeling and importing into Mastercam:
- No over-hangs.
- No need to import any vertical surfaces.
- Export only face of model
- Recommended to chamfer walls of wax to refrain from colissions.
- Keep model clean, minimize unnecassary surfaces and curves.
Intelitek Tools Library:
There are 6 tools offered:
#1 - 1/8 Ball
#2 - 1/8 Flat
#3 - 1/4 Ball
#4 - 1/4 Flat
#5 - 3/8 Ball
#6 - 3/8 Flat
and then there’s the Edge Finder
Solving the collision
Setting the Intelitek software and machine
Casting the positive - to make negative mould
Spray with lubricant with Smooth-On Oomoo product (https://www.smooth-on.com/products/). Oomo 25 take about an hour. (3 I0 6 hours.
Stir before pouring. Use gloves. Put paper on table.
Combine is bowl. Tap down air bubbles. Pour from high slowly.