I just ordered my XXL and it arrives on Friday! I am a custom car builder/tinkerer and wood worker. I also have extensive experience with 3d editors building levels for PC games. I am hoping to be able to transfer my 3d level editing experience to CNC model building.
Here is an example: Video of Level Design
I recently spent 50+ hours making some brackets by hand for my project Corvette and got to thinking there must be a better way…
Link to photos on Corvette forum: Brackets
I started looking at CNC routers and was blown away at how affordable machines had become that can handle aluminum. After looking and comparing for a few days I was sold on the XXL due to the ability to make such large parts and after seeing the Hardcore Aluminum Parts thread that Vince.Fab created it was a done deal.
I am ready to invest in what is needed to make thick aluminum parts!
I would like to start out with some half inch brackets with 45 degree edges and work my way up to curves and round shapes.
I checked out Carbide Create and was able to reproduce my brackets in about 10 minutes by adding nodes but it does not seem like it is capable of building parts like Vince does? Example: Intercooler
Can you guys please help me with a list of what software, tools and upgrades I will need to purchase?
Any guidance will be much appreciated.
Thank you for the assistance!