Adjust the origin of XY to the left front side of the substrate.
2.4 Adjustment of the origin of Z
Use arrow keys to move endmill close to the substrate. (Be careful that it does not touch the substrate at this point) Use a wrench to loosen the fixation and pull down the endmill manually so that it barely touches the ground.
*If you drop it, blade edge of fine endmill might get broken. Use your finger as in 2-1. *Make sure that a part indicated by a red sphere has about 1cm space. Otherwise, the endmill does not move down any further.
2.5 Lifting up the endmill before processing
After adjusting the origin, lift up the endmill by using arrow keys to move it up in Z direction.
Select [file]→[open] in iModela Creator, open circuit.imd, and select whole circuit.
3-2.Configuration of cutting
3.3 Configuration of a cutter, materials, and a printer
1. Check [square] in [configuration of a cutter] section, and enter 0.4 as thickness of a cutter. 2. Select foam material in [material] section. 3. Select Roland SRM-20 in [printer] section. 4. Press [condition of cutting] and go to the next step.
3.4 Configuration of condition of cutting
Set values as indicated in the right figure.
3.5 Start cutting
Start cutting by pressing [cutting]. When a message about VPanel will come up, press OK. We have already finished configuration of VPanel.
4. Replacement of an endmill and adjustment of the origin of
After cutting of circuit is finished, replace the endmill to Endmill ZHS-200 (straight endmill). Refer to Step 2 about how to replace an endmill.
4-1.Adjustment of the origin of Z
You must adjust the origin of Z again after replacement of the endmill. Refer to Step 2 about how to do it.
*Do not adjust the origin of XY. (You do not need to do that because materials did not move)
Processing of holes and cutout of exterior frame
The next step is processing of holes and cutout of exterior frame
5-1.Loading the file of holes
In iModela Creator select [file]→[open] and open hole.imd you have downloaded. Select whole lines.
5.2 Configuration of a cutter, materials, and a printer
As in 3.3, press [cutting], and setting screen of cutting will appear.
1. In [configuration of a cutter] section, check [square] and enter 2.0 as thickness of a cutter.
2. Select acrylic in [material] section.
3. Select Roland SRM-20 as a printer.
4. Press [condition of cutting] and go to the next step.
5.3 Setting of condition of cutting
Set the condition of cutting as indicated in the figure.
As in 3.5, start cutting by pressing [cutting].
5.5 Loading exterior frame file
Select [file]→[open] in iModela Creator to open shape.imd you have downloaded.
Select whole lines.
5.6 Configuration of a cutter, materials, and a printer
Use the same setting as in 5.2. (You do not need to change anything. The setting should remain unchanged)
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You have more choices for adaptation with an acrylic cover. Download acrylic cover data and take an acrylic board to a place like Fablab where you can use a laser cutter. You can make an acrylic cover with the downloaded data. Use M2 screws and nuts to fix.
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