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    Super Milling Bros

    By A Center for Ants?
    Apr 25, '07 3:03 AM EST

    instead of posting a text post. i've gone all 21st century.
    welcome youtube. this is the vacuum forming and milling for the tech seminar i'm in. see the panels from the post before last.

    put together really quick w/ a tiny bit of editing. enjoy!


    • Say No to Student Loans

      thanks for the video- it was very informative

      is there a 3d model printer at UCLA?

      Apr 25, 07 12:18 pm  · 
      A Center for Ants?

      yes. we've got 2

      Apr 25, 07 12:32 pm  · 

      Ha ha Lu Valle!

      I am so glad that mill is in my past.

      Apr 25, 07 6:13 pm  · 
      Zoë Coombes

      Just a question. Why specially in school do you guys tend to use such long thin bits? You dont need to use sucha a long bit, plus it is really dangerous if that guy decides to snap in half. (seen it happen)
      Fun vid!
      *By the way this is fdavid on zoe's laptop ; )

      Apr 25, 07 6:57 pm  · 
      Say No to Student Loans

      this is so cool to me, i should people around my firm this- i'm in santa monica. is this used for full size installations/peices or do people use this for scale models or bases?

      i saw a morphosis model that used this method for one of their model bases..

      Apr 26, 07 1:45 am  · 
      A Center for Ants?

      these are half scale models that are supposed to approximate superplastic forming with aluminum panels. however we're thinking the panels look pretty good at the scale they're at. i don't think they should get too much bigger otherwise it might not read as nicely at close range.

      vacuum forming can be used for many things. you can do model bases but since you have to mill the foam already, you might as well just use that unless there's an inherent need for the properties of plastic.

      otherwise we use it here to make larger continuous surfaces that might not work so well in a 3d printer. also it's great for replication as you can pull several times from a single foam mold. so here it's nice cause we can pull several times in rapid succession to make a repeated panel.

      Apr 26, 07 2:56 am  · 
      Say No to Student Loans

      looks good,

      thanks for the input

      Apr 26, 07 3:03 pm  · 

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