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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
2/26/21 10:33 p.m.

But stop getting distracted! This thread is about the little machine, remember?

I finally had some time tonight to take my door handle bracket off the 3018. Looks good! You can barely see the outline from my first attempt when my out-of-round collet installation caused a broken bit. 

I used Fusion 360's automatic tab feature to add tabs to the part. These keep chunks of aluminum from flying around.
 

I just barely didn't set the Z depth deep enough; I'll need to adjust next time in order to cut all the way to the spoil board. If I tweak the settings to get a cooler cut (less grinding more cutting) that should fix this effect, too:

I used a screwdriver to knock the extra aluminum off.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
2/26/21 10:36 p.m.

I snapped the tabs off by hand, then threw the bracket on the belt sander to clean up the edges. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
2/26/21 10:38 p.m.

Then I tapped the holes: 

Success!


 

While my original design has the spacers built into the bracket as one part, I couldn't justify all the wasted material to carve this from one big block of aluminum. That's why the spacers were cut separately. Not as elegant, but way cheaper and faster. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
2/26/21 10:40 p.m.

One step left: Installation! I swapped out my prototype (3D printed) with the new bracket  success!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
3/11/21 9:43 p.m.
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