Hey, so I was wondering about how to get in contact with someone who can model what I’m wanting to cut out. I’m afraid I’m a ways away from being able to model what I want, myself.
How do I find people to model things for me that understand the needs of being cut out on a CNC?
How much should I expect to pay for a custom model?
I essentially am looking to have a model made of a graphite mold so that I can cast small parts. (Pic included If I can add one) I only have pictures of what I want, and nothing more lol. What I want would be similar to this picture, but not exactly like it.
Also any guidance on bits needed for cutting graphite would be cool too.
Depends on the model. The one you showed you can do pretty easily using stock 3D art from Vectric for VCarve or Aspire.
For a custom design from your own artwork you might try posting a request here or even someplace like Fiverr.
Thanks Jim for the reply!
Any clue on how much I should expect to pay?
I offer design services and charge by the job (not by the hour) based on complexity. Shoot me an email if you are interested in chatting.
Edit: graphite is relatively soft compared to some things people are milling with their 1F. I’d say any hss or carbide tool should work just fine.
Edit #2: My wife has pointed out that a better initial response would have been:
I model for money. I also do CAD work
I’m a lucky guy. She’s prettier and funnier than I am.
Just sent you an email, thanks!
I’ll get you something official before COB tomorrow!