The base of our robot isn’t the most impressive part from our robot but without the base plate we would just have a bunch of lose parts. With our Shapeoko XL from Carbide 3D we were able to machine our base plate from a 3mm aluminum sheet.
We got some aluminum scraps so now it is the moment to test the shapeoko 3 xl and see how hard it is to cut aluminum.
The start of a successful CNC machined part is reliable work-piece holding.
For this we made a threaded insert waste board so we don’t have to mess with double sided tape before we can machine something.