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    Introduction

    Hello,

    I'm Rick and I use Rhinogold, a Roland wax mill and Protowizard.

    I've got a question about how to create a path from a curve to prep a wax for carving. What type of file do I need to export to create the cutting path for the Roland machine?

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    You need a dxf file.
    if you look in the protowizard help file configuring rhino exports, dxf output
    you should find how to do it.

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    Hi Rick, welcome.
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    Hi Rick, welcome to the forum. You have found a great resource concerning CAD, rapid prototyping and all things jewelry related. Remember, there is no dumb question (well - that is not true... there are lots of dumb questions. You just can't hear us laughing).
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    craig, cad user, printer and caster

    Hello everyone. I have never posted to a site before but they asked for an introduction. My name is Craig. I've worked in most fields of the retail/custom jewelry industry. Currently working in my studio for a side hustle to keep the inner peace of creating jewelry and general metal work. Used to use a mill with wax and a neycraft for everything. Switched over to a printer and general vacuum cast. (got kids around and don't like the torch anymore). Small vacuum cast not doing it for me and want to upgrade. Mostly gold, a lot of rose gold, silver but would like to do more platinum. Can't decide between spin or vacuum. Probably the RDO easy cast 12 or the Galloni pressovac. Both seem expensive, but worth it more the long run. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks

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    Welcome Craig. Hopefully one of the platinum guys will chime in. Good to have you here.
    Regards,
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    Hi Craig. I echo what Ken said. Welcome to the forum.
    Steve Fanelty Gold Rush Jewelers Virginia Beach, VA (757) 533-9192
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    I use the Galloni pressovac its a good machine struggles melting the PT sometimes until you get used to loading it up. depends what you want to cast. I also use the Induterm MC15 its also a good machine but only for small flasks, prefer the pressovac for platinum. I think if I were to get another PT machine it would be a centrifugal with vacuum to ensure a nice dense casting
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