NEAR NET SHAPE PROCESS
Print FASTER - surface finish doesn't matter, so print with a bigger nozzle and taller layer height
Only use the material you need. Don't start with expensive stock material.
Print hotter, with higher extrusion. Fill in all the gaps and get great layer-to-layer adhesion.
This is a CNC-finished part. Additive accuracy doesn't even compare.
Process (more details in manual):
Generate larger CAD model than your final part
Option: use slicer to scale up the final part
Offset final part by ~1mm in all directions to be milled
Raise part above bed if tool should mill entire vertical wall
Slice print file with Simplify3D
Use high heat and extrusion to improve layer adhesion
Maximize layer height and speed to minimize print time
Increase wall and ceiling layers to ensure solid infill in final part
Generate subtractive toolpaths with Fusion360 or HSMWorks
Use CAD file from step 1 as stock (including any Z-offset)
Generate toolpaths with normal CAM cycles
Run process files on H-Series CNC Machine
Either individually, or combined with Diabase Wizard
No additional machine setup is required!
Stock location is known from the print process; the same machine coordinates are used for CNC operation.