CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, and is a collection of technologies that enable precise computerized control of a variety of machines. If you are a hobbyist or DIY enthusiast interested in building and operating a computer controlled device like a router table or foam cutting machine, or converting and running a benchtop CNC mill or lathe, then The CNC Cookbook will provide the help you need to get started. Concepts of design, construction, and successful operation are covered in a practical, straightforward way. Topics include: -Types of CNC hardware (motors, drive systems, linear slides, etc) -Electronics (motor drives, power supplies, and more) -Software (CAD, CAM, and controller programs) -Conversion of existing machines and design of new CNC machines -The basics of G-code and how to operate a CNC machine successfully
3DP4E, a top resource website for 3D Printing enthusiasts from desktop hobbyists to teachers and businesses is collecting their favorite resources available on the website into a stylish eBook. The eBook contains information and links to 3DP4E’s vast knowledge base of 3D Printing manufactures, artists, products, and services, presented cleanly and succinctly. This guide makes all the tools one would need available to begin their personal journey into the world of 3D Printing.
CNC control of milling machines is now available to even the smallest of workshops. This allows designers to be more ambitious and machinists to be more confident of the production of parts, and thereby greatly increase the potential of milling at home.This new 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 work of a high standard. Includes: Authoritative advice on programming and operating a CNC mill; Guide to the major CAD/CAM/CNC software such as Mach3, LinuxCNC and Vectric packages, without being restricted to any particular make of machine; Practical projects throughout and examples of a wide range of finished work; A practical approach to how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious work. Aimed at everyone with a workshop - particularly modelmakers and horologists. Superbly illustrated with 280 colour illustrations. Dr Marcus Bowman has been machining metal for forty years and is a lifelong maker of models, clocks and tools.
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: 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
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.
A step by step guide with technical drawings and assembling procedure in order to build the mechanical and electronic parts of a complete CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router Machine. The CNC Router Machine is capable of milling, drilling and engraving most materials including wood, foam, plastic, brass and aluminum.
Author: Gary Rohrbacher
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: House & Home
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.
The KRMx01 is a CNC router you build yourself using basic tools. Each chapter is a step-by-step project in its self. Each chapter presents you with a listing of tools and components required to complete the chapter. In addition each chapter includes time and cost estimates so you can budget your time as well as your funds.
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.
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.
Author: Peter Smid
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Extraordinarily comprehensive, this popular and authoritative reference covers just about every possible subject a typical CNC programmer may encounter on a daily basis. Fully indexed to help the user quickly locate topics of interest, this “industrial strength” handbook presents most common programming subjects in great depth and is equally applicable to both CNC milling and CNC turning operations. Many advanced subjects are also covered, thus making this an unusually comprehensive reference for machinists, programmers, engineers, and supervisors. Filled with over one thousand illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts, and practical examples, this widely respected publication is structured in a logical order that is readily adaptable to virtually all levels of CNC training, from the basic to the advanced. CNC Programming Handbook has just become more valuable than ever! A new CD-ROM, packed with actual problem-solving projects and enhancing the material presented in the book, is included for the first time. Users will find programming projects and exercises for most chapters, special programming and machining projects, solutions to problems, and numerous reference files useful in CNC programming, as well as several utilities. With the majority of files in Adobe PDF, instructors will be able to quickly and easily print and distribute any of the projects, exercises, and references to their classes. Meanwhile, students and professionals will find this CD an effective self-study aid that allows them to enhance their understanding of the subject one topic at a time. Presents complete information on various programming techniques, from the basic areas to dozens of advanced concepts. Includes more than 1,000 illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts and real-world examples. Offers unparalleled reference material useful for skills training at all levels of CNC. Presents an encyclopedic, logically organized approach to CNC programming, allowing the reader to look up a subject of interest only. Uses cross references throughout to guide the reader to the proper answer or solution to a problem.
10 simple projects to make with a Personal CNC Router in your home workshop. The ideal starter for newcomers to using a CNC Router - no previous experience necessary. The basic concepts covered in this book are engraving, carving, component machining, craft projects, furniture making and clock making. A range of materials will be machined from plastic signs, solid wood, plywood, Corian, and acrylic sheet (Plexiglas / Perspex). The opportunities are endless on the type of material that can be machined and the projects that can be tackled. You are only limited by your own imagination. The only requirement is for the user to have a 3 axis CNC machine capable of 3D operation. The ideal bed size for these projects is 300mm x 300mm (12" x 12") but larger is fine. Many of the projects will work on a smaller bed size of 280mm x 220mm (11" x 8.5").