War Machine Helmet

As part of my Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE class (IPD 501), I was tasked with creating a piece of desk candy. I chose to design some Marvel superhero memorabilia, namely an aluminum replica of the character War Machine's helmet. I designed the helmet in SolidWorks, programmed GCode using SolidCAM, and finally milled the helmet using a Haas CNC Minimill.

In order to preserve the color scheme along the profile of the helmet, I decided to mill two separate parts, one for the metallic front profile and another for the black portion of the mask. When I mill the second part, I hope to achieve the color by anodizing it black.

© 2019 by Adnan Jafferjee. 

SolidCAM Screenshot

This was my first experience with using SolidCAM to generate GCode. I gained a lot of valuable experience about how to achieve organic surfaces and geometry given a limited number of tools