This video shows some on going research on how the Grasshopper plugin for Rhino can streamline the CNC milling fabrication process; specifically for 2D shape milling on a PADE spin-W 5 axis continuous CNC Work Center. Special thanks to Matthew Spremulli (former University of Toronto Grashopper workshop attendee) and Greg Everett of the Airport Railings & Stairs Co. Ltd. located in Mississauga Ontario Canada for running the code on their 5-axis CNC mill.
The original Grasshopper definition has been updated to write both the G-codes (which are the individual groups of numerically controlled functions called packets which tell the mill how and where to move) and the P-codes (which are the instructions that are read by the PADEeasy software to call up the packets in a specific order). Both sets of codes are streamed automatically to .txt files and are automatically updated upon any changes in the definition or Rhino geometery.
More videos to come on surface milling and 5-axis milling techniques.
Parametric Modeling - Andrew Payne & Matthew Spremulli
CNC Milling - Greg Everett
Parametric Modeling Software - Grasshopper plugin for Rhino
CAM Manager - PADEeasy
CAM Controller - OSAI Controller
CNC Milling Machine - PADE spin-W 5 axis continuous CNC Work Center
Airport Railings & Stairs Co. Ltd. located in Mississauga Ontario Canada