How to carve a pumpkin with Mastercam
One of our Mastercam partners thought it would be fun to carve a pumpkin using High Speed Toolpaths and Mastercam Art. Here are the results:
He started with this.
Created an Art base surface and saved it as an STL file.
Created flat tool paths using 3D high speed raster & pencil trace.
Verified the toolpaths.
Mounted the pumpkin in the ‘pumpkinator’ and digitized 16 points on the surface using the VMC.
Created a surface from the points and offset it inwards by about 1/2″, and projected the toolpaths onto the surface.
Posted the code. (and added a new material to the library…)
Carved the pumpkin.
Here’s the final result!