Author: Edward Ford
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for--and working with--affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.
Author: Peter Smid
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
Release Date: 2010
No other book covers CNC control setup in such practical detail. This unique reference from the author of the best-selling CNC Programming Handbook features nearly all of the activities a typical CNC operator performs on a daily basis. Starting with overall descriptions and in-depth explanations of various features, it goes much further and is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in CNC. Describes working with all types of offsets for milling and turning applications, interpretation of part programs, applying trial cuts, making program changes, and much more. Places emphasis on troubleshooting many common problems that occur in CNC operations. Presents suggested methods of correction, along with methods of prevention.
Author: Prof. Henry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-09-07
If you've recently purchased a CNC machine for your shop, or are just wanting to learn more about using one for woodworking and other crafts before you take the plunge, this is the book for you. You'll learn the basics behind the sometimes mystifying world of these fantastic machines, how to design your projects, which tools to use, how to painlessly convert your designs into language the CNC can understand, and pick up some tips on getting started in the shop and using your CNC safely. You'll find everything in simple non-technical language, that will move you from Newbie to Novice in easy-to-understand steps.
The CNC Router is becoming the next must-have piece of workshop equipment. But how does it work? What can I make with it? If I am thinking of buying one, what do I look for? This book takes the beginner through the basic stages of understanding and using the CNC router - the design in CAD, the machining sequence in CAM and the operation of the CNC control system. The easiest way to explain the steps is through practical examples - there are 10 different projects to make in this book, to take the beginner through the basics of CNC Routing.
Author: James Floyd Kelly
Release Date: 2010-02-09
Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and best-selling author James Kelly team up to show you how to construct your very own CNC machine. Then they go on to show you how to use it, how to document your designs in computer-aided design (CAD) programs, and how to output your designs as specifications and tool paths that feed into the CNC machine, controlling it as it builds whatever parts your imagination can dream up. Don't be intimidated by abbreviations like CNC and terms like computer-aided design. Patrick and James have chosen a CNC-machine design that is simple to fabricate. You need only basic woodworking skills and a budget of perhaps $500 to $1,000 to spend on the wood, a router, and various other parts that you'll need. With some patience and some follow-through, you'll soon be up and running with a really fun machine that'll unleash your creativity and turn your imagination into physical reality. The authors go on to show you how to test your machine, including configuring the software. Provides links for learning how to design and mill whatever you can dream up The perfect parent/child project that is also suitable for scouting groups, clubs, school shop classes, and other organizations that benefit from projects that foster skills development and teamwork No unusual tools needed beyond a circular saw and what you likely already have in your home toolbox Teaches you to design and mill your very own wooden and aluminum parts, toys, gadgets—whatever you can dream up
Author: Gary Rohrbacher
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs. Through their AtFAB series of projects, accompanied by an overview of digital techniques and design thinking, this book introduces the knowledge and skills that you'll find widely applicable across all kinds of CNC projects. Not only will you learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of projects, you'll have some great furniture to show for it! While 3D printing has been grabbing headlines, high school, college, library, and other public makerspaces have been making things with CNC machines. With a CNC router, you can cut parts from strong, tactile, durable materials like wood. Once you have your design and material, you can set up your job and let it run. When it's done, you can put the project together for an heirloom of your own. While 3D printing can make exciting things with complex designs, CNCs are the digital workhorses that produce large-scale, long-lasting objects.
A practical approach to using the CNC mill, aimed at everyone with a workshop, particularly modelmakers and horologists CNC (computer numerical control) milling machines are now available to even the smallest of workshops, allowing designers to be more ambitious and machinists to be more confident of the production of parts, greatly increasing the potential of milling at home. This accessible guide takes a practical approach to software and techniques, and explains how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious works of a high standard. It offers authoritative advice on programming and operating a CNC mill and a guide to the major CAD/CAM/CNC software such as Mach3, LuxCNC, and Vectric packages, without being restricted to any particular make of machine; as well as practical projects and examples of a wide range of finished work.
Author: Alan Overby
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A Practical Guide to CNC Machining Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools. CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource. CNC Machining Handbook covers: Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications Linear motion guide systems Transmission systems Stepper and servo motors Controller hardware Cartesian coordinate system CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software Overview of G code language Ready-made CNC systems
Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities. Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication. Inside Fusion 360 for Makers, you'll find: Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals DIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photos Projects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutions Stand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects first Design from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.
CNC Router Essentials will have woodworkers operating their CNC machines with skill and confidence. CNC machines are now easier to use, less expensive to purchase, and will greatly increase woodworking productivity in the shop. So, if you're looking to buy one - or you already have but wish the user manual actually made sense -- then CNC Essentials is for you. Veteran woodworkers Randy Johnson, CNC teacher and previous Editor in Chief of American Woodworker, and George Vondriska of Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and the WoodWorkers Guild of America walk you effortlessly through each step in learning to use this game-changing woodworking machine. Project design essentials, toolpath basics, machine setup, bit selection, and more are all explained in an approachable and easy-to-understand format that will have any woodworker maximizing the full capacity of their CNC machine. Helpful practice projects in 2-D and 3-D will ensure that you've grasped the basics of this versatile tool, while a gallery will inspire you to create your own imaginative designs.
3D printing has been the hot topic in the maker world for years now, but there's another type of desktop manufacturing that's become the go-to choice for anyone who needs durable results fast. Instead of slowly depositing layers of plastic, a 3D carver starts with a solid block of material and carves it away using a rotating metal bit. It's faster than 3D printing, offers a wider choice of materials, and creates durable, permanent parts that look great. This book covers the basics of designing and making things with a 3D carver, and gives you several projects you can build yourself including a guitar, clock, earrings, and even a skateboard.
Author: Kip Hanson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Start a successful career in machining Metalworking is an exciting field that's currently experiencing a shortage of qualified machinists—and there's no time like the present to capitalize on the recent surge in manufacturing and production opportunities. Covering everything from lathe operation to actual CNC programming, Machining For Dummies provides you with everything it takes to make a career for yourself as a skilled machinist. Written by an expert offering real-world advice based on experience in the industry, this hands-on guide begins with basic topics like tools, work holding, and ancillary equipment, then goes into drilling, milling, turning, and other necessary metalworking processes. You'll also learn about robotics and new developments in machining technology that are driving the future of manufacturing and the machining market. Be profitable in today's competitive manufacturing environment Set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machines Produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools Become a part of an industry that's experiencing steady growth Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and this no-nonsense guide will provide you with valuable information to help you get a foot in the door as a machinist.
Author: Dmitry Kirsanov
Publisher: No Starch Press
Release Date: 2009
Inkscape is a powerful, free, cross-platform, vector-based drawing tool similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. The Book of Inkscape, written by Inkscape developer and graphic designer Dmitry Kirsanov, is an in-depth guide to Inkscape, offering comprehensive coverage and creative advice on Inkscape's many capabilities. Kirsanov draws on his experience using Inkscape for design and illustration as well as his extensive knowledge of Inkscape's features, several of which he developed. Following an overview of vector-based graphics in general and SVG in particular, Kirsanov takes the reader from basic techniques-selecting, transforming, styling-to more advanced topics such as gradients and patterns, path editing, artistic drawing, clones and patterns, working with text, exporting bitmaps, and using extensions. The Book of Inkscape is a complete guide to Inkscape for every artist, whether amateur or professional.