Machining your Christmas tree this holiday season

By Koushik Kasturi

Mr. CNC takes you through the steps of modelling a Christmas tree ornament, prototyping it on his new 3D printer, NC programming it, and finally, machining it on his Fryer mill. In the process, Chris used Siemens Xcelerator integrated solutions, including:

As we eagerly approach the holiday season, the festive spirit is in full swing for everyone – especially for Chris Pollack, one of Siemens’ esteemed CNC machining experts and popularly known as Mr.CNC in the YouTube world. In the spirit of the holidays, Chris has come up with an exciting project that you won’t want to miss.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, what if we took the iconic symbol of the season, the Christmas tree, and machined it ourselves? Join us for this special event where Chris, fueled by holiday cheer, showcases the seamless integration of Siemens Xcelerator technology into the creative process. Chris takes us on a joyful journey – from a digital twin to making a real part.

Experience the magic of the holiday season, as we navigate through the digital thread to craft our Christmas tree ornament, connecting the dots from an idea to a beautifully machined part.

“This ornament was not just a project; it was a joy to create. Be sure to drop by during the live session”, as Chris invites everyone to join in the holiday fun.

Mark your calendars and save the date – Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 11:00 am Eastern Time. It’s a festive celebration you won’t want to miss!

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NX toolpath used to machine the Christmas tree ornament

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