Author Archives: Richard

About Richard

I am a Materials Engineering working in the field of Magnetic Materials in Melbourne, Australia. This blog covers my personal interest in all things CNC.

New blog!

I have started a new blog over at things-in-motion.blogspot.com which focuses on all things related to electric motors, motor control and robotics. So come join me in a journey to try and understand the answers to such questions as: What limits … Continue reading

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DIY heated bed for a Cetus 3D printer

Last year I purchased a Cetus 3D printer which I have now been using off and on for 8 months. So far I have been very happy with the results. Quick review of the printer Positives: ~10 min assembly time. Extremely high … Continue reading

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How to sketch equation curves in Fusion 360

The ability to sketch an equation curve is available in Autodesk’s more professional (and expensive) CAD product, Autodesk Inventor, but is missing from Fusion360’s. This tutorial details how you can get similar functionality using the Fusion 360 API. The Fusion 360 API (Application Programming … Continue reading

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CAD design of a DIY Strain Wave (harmonic drive) Reduction in Fusion 360

Strain wave gearing is known for its near zero backlash, compact design and axial construction. However it is not known for being cheap. This is why Simon Merrett created waves (pun fully intended) with his DIY 3D printed strain wave gear reduction first … Continue reading

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