Archive for the "Rapid Prototyping" Category

06.Nov.2012 A Bit About Bits: Why Size Matters

One important consideration when choosing the right bit for a job is bit size.  Size matters with router bits because many important properties are directly related to the size of the router bit.  Larger bits are more ridged and they can cut faster, but they also require more power, have larger kerfs and have larger [...]

22.Jul.2012 A Bit About Bits: Introduction

A Bit About Bits: Introduction Let’s talk a bit about bits.  I enjoyed writing “5 Things Students Should Know About CNC” and with a new semester quickly approaching, I felt a follow up article about bits was in order.  Bits are a deep topic, but over the next several articles we will cover the basics [...]

19.Jul.2012 5 Rules Every Design Student Should Know About CNC Prototyping

5 Rules Every Design Student Should Know About CNC Prototyping 1. CNC integrated manufacturing does not exist to eliminate the need for technical skills. It can produce designs with greater accuracy and repeatability than we are capable of, but it is still just a tool that enables accurate production.  Just because a CNC router comes [...]