New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Post by 510tdi » 05 Jan 2018 12:22

Beautiful work Matt! Is that SR22 in a roadster?

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Post by Mattndew76 » 05 Jan 2018 18:05

Yeah that’s Strawfabs roadster.

He has some really nice cars.
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Post by Mattndew76 » 07 Jan 2018 20:20

So last night I was in the tank on my mood. I programmed the material removal from the plenum cavity on the bottom half of the intake......Well for some reason some machine settings in my processor spit out some really errant pathway in the code....Among 30,000 lines I wouldn't have even seen it either. So on the second step down in the cavity the End-Mill just took off into X Y axis space.

I spent the night until 3:00 AM trying to find a solution. I couldn't aside from rewriting a new post processor... That's the compiler that makes visual tool path on the screen translate into G & M code for the specific machine you run. I still couldn't see what my code was doing though. The visual sim in my CAM program was not the same as the code being generated.

I found a solution.

I feel very fortunate that I left extra material in the Z axis on the part.. For anyone who does what I do and don't have a code simulator I found one on the interwebs that to me is soooooooooooooo valuable.

https://nraynaud.github.io/webgcode/
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Post by ecotec510 » 08 Jan 2018 18:54

Matt,

https://ncviewer.com is really nice online gcode simulator.
Billet C-Pillar vents, Mustache bars, and R180 Diff covers
www.machinedspeed.com

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Post by Mattndew76 » 08 Jan 2018 19:33

Yes it is!
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Post by Mattndew76 » 09 Jan 2018 20:19

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Setting up for precision pin locations, O-ring grooves, and bolt holes.
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Post by two_68_510s » 11 Jan 2018 07:21

Wowie Zowie (technical talk)
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Post by Mattndew76 » 11 Jan 2018 20:27

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Post by Heinrich » 11 Jan 2018 20:57

Nice work, time consuming and nerve wrecking process .
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Post by Mattndew76 » 11 Jan 2018 21:46

Heinrich wrote:Nice work, time consuming and nerve wrecking process .
Thank you.

I am trying to make an easy setup fixture along the way so producing these won’t be a challenge. Taking tons of time to get them right once. ;)
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Post by 510wizard » 12 Jan 2018 07:34

Very nice! If these start selling in some numbers, have thought about having them cast?

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Post by Mattndew76 » 12 Jan 2018 08:52

It’s definitly an option. There is a local forge here that only works with aluminium. They seem very reasonable on the prices too.

I would have to consult with them about price per unit and plug design.

Another thing I am considering too is that if I can sell a substantial amount of these in the current form then it would finance a newer machine.

With a more modern CNC I know I could get these under $1000.00 a unit.
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Post by Mattndew76 » 10 Feb 2018 19:48

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Now I can complete Kieths diff cover.
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Post by Mattndew76 » 19 Feb 2018 05:42

Team Pro-J

That company thinks they are the inventor of Clam shell intakes.
The owner or rep has sent me a message about my stuff. My very first clam shell intake was for a jet ski 7 years before Pro-j, and several other companies have done these since the late 90’s

Pro-J is not a company I am a fan of after they said some rude stuff to me.

They do good work, but F them personally.
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