Project NiCr: CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter
NiCr is an open source and open hardware project that aims to create an inexpensive, do-it-yourself proof CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter. It is heavily related to FreeCAD through a custom workbench.
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Sheet Metal Workbench
Current state: development stopped until the complete release of the NiCr
project. However, ideas and support are welcome.
Update 1 A collection of scripts (with video!)
Update 2 A real workbench and sheet metal part
Update 3 Complexity starts here: Bend along axis
Scripts & Macros
Ball Bearing Script 2 How to find and fillet edges
More Bearings Needle and axial bearings
Bearings from Scripted Sketches 3D modelling using 2D lines and arcs
Bearing Tool The conclusion of all the above (plus gui)
Work-Points Work with selected objects, tree-view and more
Work-Features Origin Create a point at (0,0,0), axis (x,y,z), planes (xy,xz,yz)
Work-Features R1 What is shown here plus few features more.
Perforated Sheets Perforated sheets with hexagonal, circular or square holes.
Vertex2Vertex Got tired of manually placing parts? See this
Sheet-metal part 1 My attempt to create a sheet-metal workbench
Sheet-metal part 2
Sheet-metal addWall Tool Create sheet metal shapes easily
Plot Spheres Draw 3d quadratic function using FreeCAD + Coin3D
Drill macro Do easy drills and cuts on assemblies
Hinge Joint Create hinge joints between parts
Simple Engine Animation Basics to animate elements inside FreeCAD
Spring Animation Helix moving in a compression-like effect
Gear Animation Tutorial: create an animation in 3 minutes
Tour Camera An animation from a different perspective.
Gearbox Animation Animation of a gearbox (3d model and script)
Double Slider Mechanism A variant of four-bar linkage mechanism
Plasma Tube Cutter
Lathe Jaws Animation
Exploded Assembly Animation Animate exploded views of your assembly!
FreeCAD + ARDUINO A powerful combination
Truck Game Includes script and model
In process (unhurriedly)
- Sheet Metal ---- 60% Basic workbench functionality achieved (fighting an epic war against topological naming)
- Hot wire foam cutter ---- 10%
- Simple structure solver (see cype)
- Ergonomics module