Thursday, August 26, 2010

CNC Carves Out New Life for Old Doors

From Emerald City (that’d be Seattle, WA) comes this interesting use of digital manufacturing technology to give a new lease on life to reclaimed timber doors.
Husband and wife team Jonah and Mackenzie Griffith together form Object Creative, a design house that specialises in bringing humour and simplicity to fully functional design.
The reDoor project takes traditional domestic doors that have been reclaimed through salvage, and extends their lifecycle. The magic happens when a CNC router is used to cut designs and patterns into the wooden doors. A little lacquer and a lick of paint later, and you have a portal that is sure to be the envy of all your neighbours.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The majority of film-set components for the movie ‘AVATAR’, shot in Miramar Studios, were produced on CNC Routers

Two router cutting machines are fully programmable to output 2D profile cutting and routing - milling 3D forms.

As a profile cutter these machines can replace traditional workshop tools such as band or bench saws, producing very accurate and mass produced pieces.

These Three Axis Router Machines have working sizes of:
2500L x 1300W x 200H mm
3000L x 1500W x 200H mm

We offer creation of files services or can translate existing digital files.
Our ( ) standard in house software is Rhino 4 which will interpret most 3D files.
The majority of film-set components for the movie ‘AVATAR’shot in Miramar Studios, were produced on our router cutters. We interpreted the 3D files supplied from the designers, to create the many different film set components for the movie. The CNC's cut very quickly, accurately and economically.

Monday, August 9, 2010

guitar blanks

  material: a 1/4″ sheet of cheapo plywood

the measurements and everything looked pretty good.

Sign Magic CNC Router Work Shop

Six folks travelled from far and wide to attend our eighth Sign Magic Workshop. The ball got rolling fast late Thursday afternoon when they gathered for an informal meet and greet. We went for supper at a local diner and talk quickly turned to routers, dimensional signs and how to make them. This crew was eager to learn all they could. After supper we walked back to the shop and the learning commenced - before the workshop officially began Friday morning. We didn't break up until 11:00 pm that first day. And so it would go all weekend long.
The days were long and the learning intense... we had a lot of ground to cover in three short days. We talked of design, how to build three dimensional routing files and of course fired up the MultiCam to show how our creations would look in real life. Our MultiCam got a good workout.
We also spent long hours learning how to finish our many samples. The skill level of this group was high. they also demonstrated a passion to learn and took things as far as they possibly could in the time they had. We laughed, we talked, we learned and shared 'secrets' of how to do the things we do until the time was up. Some great projects were completed by the students.
I look forward to seeing some great things from these folks in the future!