DCB Season 3 - Overlander Gate and Rack! - S3E3

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  1. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    One of the benefits of having a table is now you can make/cut anything that is conductive and what your mind can come up with. On this project, we take a concept drawing and turn it into a rack and replacement gate for a overlander truck.



    Having a hand drawn plan was easy to handle. By bringing in the PDF/JPG directly into the TMCAD gave me the ability to get the shape and overall dimensions of the design. Once in the TMCAD, made the rest of the "work" easy by being able to add and move the tabs around.

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    As far as the back portion, Iggy drew it up from plans in his head. He just took a couple of measurements and downloaded the elements to put into the design.

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    Cut Parameters: (Rack)
    • Table: Torchmate 4400
    • Plasma Cutter: FlexCut 80
    • Material: 11ga Mild Steel
    • Amperage: 40 amps
    • Cutting Speed: 108 ipm
    Cut Parameters: (Gate)
    • Table: Torchmate 4400
    • Plasma Cutter: FlexCut 80
    • Material: 11ga/14ga Mild Steel
    • Amperage: 40 amps
    • Cutting Speed: 108 ipm/210 ipm
    It took a few versions of the Racks to get it right for the welding and finishing "look". (5 times). The gate wasn't forgiving and took only one time to get right. (good job Iggy!) Had to cut some stiffeners for the gate to work so those were cut by the TMX on 3/16" MS.

    The gate portion needed some welding help along with some extra fabrication being that the latch and sliding gate had to be accounted for.

    Check out the results and another great project done!

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    GarageNerd Active Member

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    I love it when a plan..... starts to work out?!?!

    COME ON!!!
    That's like a dry heave that wont go away lol.

    Insert A-team meme here, cant seem to get it to work..
     
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  3. Jake Dillard

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    Nice.
    What about the tire carrier on the truck. Gonna do a DCB for that?
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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  5. ablecnc

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    i saw in the video a 3d drawing of the parts what software are you using
    we re trying to develop some parts and would like to have the part put together in the software to see fitment
    is there something you recommend or can you upgrade to a high version of cadcam
    ablecncfab@gmail.com
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    The 3d program we display is an Adobe 3d program. It is able to take our DXF files and display them for visual purposes.

    As for 3d programs, I've found Fusion 360 an easy to learn and very well documented 3d program. It is pretty powerful but easy enough to understand. There are probably a few others I'm missing but it is free.
     
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    I downloaded fusion said it was a 30 day trail did I install incorrectly lol
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    From my understanding and experience, you will need to create an account with Autodesk then "activate" your software after that 30 days.
     
  9. Manuel

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    Chad, so I'm having trouble with the Torchmate maters. I have had my students create files on the Student Version, but I cannot upload any files onto my Master. I was wondering if you can guide me in the right direction? I have a ton of work that the kids have create and I wouldn't like to start all over. It will kill me to discard all of their work.
     
  10. Torchmate

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    Manuel, please give tech support a call and they can help you out! 775-673-2200.
     
  11. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Manuel

    When you go to Open. Verify that the FILE TYPE is set to EDU.

    If you don’t have edu. Get your serial number off of the single and call into support. They can verify which version you have.
     
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    You guys are awesome! I appreciate the help and guidance you all share.
     

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