CUT 3D

CUT 3D SOFTWARE

Cut 3d quickly and easily converts 3D models into CNC tool paths (XYZ 3D point data) that can be machined on conventional 3 axis CNC machines.

Cut3d has been developed to make machining 3D models as quick and easy as possible.

The software steps logically through the complete process specifying the size of a model to calculating all the tool paths required to cut the project on virtually any CNC machine.

Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD or Graphics design product such as AutoCAD, Rhino3D, 3D Studio etc. or scanned using a laser or touch probe device.

Cut3D’s exceptionally easy to use interface leads you step-by-step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, interactively placing tabs to hold the job in place, calculating single, double or four sided roughing and finishing tool paths, previewing the results and finally saving the CNC code to run on your machine.

3D Models that are too large / thick to machine because of gantry height, cutter length or limited material thickness can be ‘Sliced’ into separate pieces.

Each slice can then be machined and the complete job assembled.

APPLICATIONS

Cut3D is perfect for the following applications,

3D Model Making CNC routeing, engraving, milling
Rapid Prototyping New product designs
Sign Making Adding dimensional elements to signs
Wood Carving Custom fireplaces, door panels
Statues & Theme Parks 3D sculptures
Jewelry Earrings and custom designs
Engraving Gifts and personalised awards
Stone cutting Memorials, Commemorative plaques

THE CUT 3D PROCESS

Cut3D has been developed to make machining 3D models as quick and easy as possible.

The software steps logically through the complete process specifying the size of a model to calculating all the tool paths required to cut the project on virtually any CNC machine.

The first step is to open, orientate and size the 3D model ready for machining.

Cut3D supports most of the industry standard 3D Mesh file formats.

  • STL, 3D DXF, 3DS, OBJ, WRL, LWO, V3M
  • ShopBot Probe and MaxNC scans

Select the direction to cut down onto the 3D model and the large arrows indicate the flat XY plane.

Specify the size to machine the model with options for,

  • Proportional scaling along all 3 axes
  • Scale the Z thickness independently – very useful for squashing the model to fit into the available material.

Choose the number of faces to machine the model.

  • Single 3 axis machining
  • 2 sided Top and Bottom machining
  • 4 sided Top, Bottom, Front and Back machining

3d Models that are too large/thick for the material or machine gantry height can easily be sliced into separate models.Toolpaths for each model slice can then be calculated and saved ready for machining. The machined slices can be assembled to make the complete object.

Toolpaths for each model slice can then be calculated and saved ready for machining. The machined slices can be assembled to make the complete object.

Toolpaths for each model slice can then be calculated and saved ready for machining.

The machine slices can be assembled to make the complete object.

Toolpaths for each model slice can then be calculated and saved ready for machining.

The machine slices can be assembled to make the complete object.