CNC Cut Composite Panels

Discussion in 'Composites' started by thisadviceisworthles, Jun 11, 2019.

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  1. Jun 11, 2019 #1

    thisadviceisworthles

    thisadviceisworthles

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    It seems to be an old, dead project, but today I found the MakerPlane, a project to build an open source plane design that seems to have been abandoned unfinished 5 years ago. (makerplane.org)

    The thing that seems really interesting to me is the CNC cut composite construction, but I am having trouble finding information about that construction method.

    Does anyone know of other projects using that construction? Any books or websites I can find about CNC cut composite (or just cut composite) construction?

    Thanks for any information you can offer.
     
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    Hephaestus

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    You'll find it more in the RC world. He had a upsized rc 3axis hotwire system.

    There's a fold-a-plane concept that's similar done full scale.

    I'd love to see a continuation of the makerplane, cnc cut foam with prepreg laid over and vacuum bagged could make one heck of a strong and light structure.
     

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