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Discussion in 'Waterjet by H2Oknife' started by H2Oknife, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. H2Oknife

    H2Oknife Waterjet Service Provider Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 23, 2010
    When we laser scan and reverse engineer templates we're not talking desk top scanners ;)
    Templates > DXF files > CAD/CAM > Waterjet blanks

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  2. H2Oknife

    H2Oknife Waterjet Service Provider Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    428
    Jan 23, 2010
    This is kind of old technology but here's an example of a G-10 template to dxf. It will still require a small amount of secondary edit work in a CAD software package to fine tune the details. Once fine tuned it can be used to manufacture blanks on CNC equipment. We've done a ton of folder and fixed blade parts with excellent results.

     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
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  3. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    Hey, that's my knife pattern! Cool to see how you scanned it in. I have more to do.. Thanks.
     
  4. H2Oknife

    H2Oknife Waterjet Service Provider Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    428
    Jan 23, 2010
    How did the blanks match up?
     
  5. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    They were exact as far as I could tell.
     

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