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Milling on Monday – Pokemon Art! #PokemonGO #Othermill #CNC @Othermachine

Honestly, I’m not sure what to name this thing. But, “art piece” seems appropriate. It doesn’t really do much, but it pretty neat to look at. I’ve had a piece of birch plywood laying around ever since I got the Othermill back in March of this year. I just got some florescent pink acrylic, too. Thinking of what to do with it lead me to make something with a Pokémon / Pokéball logo on it. I figured, I ought’a mill something pretty simple and put some more hours in learning CAM tools in Autodesk Fusion 360. I used a total of 3 bits to mill this (a 1/8″ end mill, 1/32″ end mill and a 80º engraving bit). In Fusion 360, I only used 3 operations (Pocket, 2D Contour and Engraving) – Pretty straight forward and nothing too fancy. I hoped the acrylic would have a friction fit into the cut out on the birch, but the tolerances was a teeny bit too loose. In retrospect, I think an offset of 0.1mm would have had a better fit (the Pokemon logo cutout in the birch is 0.2mm offset than the acrylic). Better to be loose than too tight, in my opinion – Mounting tack holds the two pieces nicely together.

If anyone has any questions or would like to see a Layer by Layer tutorial on how I setup the CAM tools in Autodesk Fusion 360, drop me a comment below!

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