Instructables: exploring - technology - cnc - cam http://www.instructables.com Mon, 25 May 2015 12:55:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 CNC it however it lays: adjusting CAM toolpaths for skewed or hard-to-align stock. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-it-however-it-lays-adjusting-CAM-toolpaths-for/
CNC it however it lays: adjusting CAM toolpaths for skewed or hard-to-align stock. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SMALL.jpg GordonKirkwood note: this instructable presumes familiarity with CNC machines and terminology, especially work coordinate systems. If you're not familiar, I suggest reading the extremely comprehensive "learning CNC the hard way" instructable.Wouldn't it be nice if you could just clamp down a part on the CNC mil...
By: GordonKirkwood

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 21 May 2015 03:11:56 PDT
Making A Binford Tools Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Binford-Tools-Sign/
Making A Binford Tools Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/1UO1/I9SMSF0V/FNF1UO1I9SMSF0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/1UO1/I9SMSF0V/FNF1UO1I9SMSF0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/1UO1/I9SMSF0V/FNF1UO1I9SMSF0V.SMALL.jpg stangtime Making this sign was a blast. The software used was Inkscape and Jscut - both free programs! A snip of part of the Binford text was found online and brought into Inkscape. Once in Inkscape a bitmap trace was made. The smaller text was then added from the font selection within Inkscape. The desi...
By: stangtime

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 17 May 2015 18:18:26 PDT
Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-stl2gcode-to-Automatically-Generate-G-Code-f/
Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/DH3H/I74LAOEA/FKCDH3HI74LAOEA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/DH3H/I74LAOEA/FKCDH3HI74LAOEA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/DH3H/I74LAOEA/FKCDH3HI74LAOEA.SMALL.jpg edslatt Potential of Vertical Milling Machines with Straight End MillsIt is often possible to arrive at sophisticated designs using only a vertical milling machine with straight end mills. Several light duty bench top vertical milling machines have reached the market in the past few years but some CAM soft...
By: edslatt

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:33:13 PDT
bench http://www.instructables.com/id/bench-1/
bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0U3X/I6WDOAFS/FJ30U3XI6WDOAFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0U3X/I6WDOAFS/FJ30U3XI6WDOAFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0U3X/I6WDOAFS/FJ30U3XI6WDOAFS.SMALL.jpg rishivadher Bench made with wood from leftovers Design in Fusion 30 design in Fusion 360 https://fusion360.autodesk.com/projects/bench--2 CAM Preparing the CAM in Fusion 360 with the integrated 3D CAD Generate the NC Generate the NC for the controller Controller The controller of the machine Zero...
By: rishivadher

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:51:33 PST
CNC Padded Jewelry Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Padded-Jewelry-Boxes/
CNC Padded Jewelry Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker The frantic activity around the the holiday season (you would think that with a full 12 months notice it would be less so!) leaves very little time for making gifts. This year I managed to find the time and made jewelry boxes from wood boards. The boxes have an inlaid brass plate which are personall...
By: MidnightMaker

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:38:44 PST
Your Brain on Pier 9: CNC Milled Corian http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Brain-on-Pier-9-CNC-Milled-Corian/
Your Brain on Pier 9: CNC Milled Corian - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Towards the end of my residency at Autodesk / Instructables @ Pier 9 I got inspired to create a piece about the residency at the pier and how it affected me. If you haven't heard of the Artist-Rn-Residency Program at Pier 9, check out this video that summarizes what it's all about! When I started th...
By: syedrezaali

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:06:49 PST
How to CNC: In three steps! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-In-three-steps/
How to CNC: In three steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/14P0/I4SCFB9I/F9T14P0I4SCFB9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/14P0/I4SCFB9I/F9T14P0I4SCFB9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/14P0/I4SCFB9I/F9T14P0I4SCFB9I.SMALL.jpg rbates4 Getting started with CNC can be tricky, it's a powerful method to cut nearly anything, but knowing where to start and understanding the fundamentals can be overwhelming. I break each step down and show you how to complete a simple project from idea to final product.Tools needed:1) A PC: The core of ...
By: rbates4

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:40:44 PST
CNC Milled Reaction Diffusion Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milled-Reaction-Diffusion-Sculpture/
CNC Milled Reaction Diffusion Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/T7WO/I4LKII0X/FJUT7WOI4LKII0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/T7WO/I4LKII0X/FJUT7WOI4LKII0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/T7WO/I4LKII0X/FJUT7WOI4LKII0X.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali In this instructable, I'll be show you how to mill out the reaction diffusion sculpture shown above. Motivation: One of my goals during my residency at Pier 9 was to go larger and get more physical. I want people to be able to touch the generative forms I've been making & exploring with code. Furthe...
By: syedrezaali

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:08:38 PST
CNC Joinery: How to Create Finger Joints http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Joinery-How-to-Create-Finger-Joints/
CNC Joinery: How to Create Finger Joints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/BMT8/I3GX70KS/FL6BMT8I3GX70KS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/BMT8/I3GX70KS/FL6BMT8I3GX70KS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/BMT8/I3GX70KS/FL6BMT8I3GX70KS.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary The purpose of this tutorial is to showcase a bit how a CNC machine process works from design to finished product. It is also a tutorial for more experienced users on how to create a finger joint. Material: 3/4" sheet stock MDO (Medium DensityOverlay) Machine: 3 axis greenBull CNC machineSoftware: ...
By: RobotDictionary

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:12:19 PST
Getting Started with HSMXpress http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-HSMXpress/
Getting Started with HSMXpress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/6AAK/I11YVICT/FU36AAKI11YVICT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/6AAK/I11YVICT/FU36AAKI11YVICT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/6AAK/I11YVICT/FU36AAKI11YVICT.SMALL.jpg A Whatmough HSMXpress is a free CAM plugin for SolidWorksYou can download it free here: www.hsmxpress.com If you already have have HSMXpress, download the attached part file and let's get started!. Understanding the Layout In this Step we will: Look at the Layout of Inventor HSM Create a Setup to: Define o...
By: A Whatmough

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:01:09 PDT
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Free-3D-CAM-Options-pt-1/
Intro to Free 3D CAM Options (pt. 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/BNY6/HVC1JZTE/FT8BNY6HVC1JZTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/BNY6/HVC1JZTE/FT8BNY6HVC1JZTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/BNY6/HVC1JZTE/FT8BNY6HVC1JZTE.SMALL.jpg SongEmu If you're looking to get started in CNC (or even if you've already begun), chances are you've faced this choice: Do I spend money on a CAM program or not?I'm currently using MeshCAM, which is a $250 piece of software that lets you do some pretty amazing stuff at the consumer-level. But in the intere...
By: SongEmu

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 18 May 2014 16:58:24 PDT
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-export-an-Autodesk-Inventor-part-for-a-Shop/
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SMALL.jpg trev25 In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how you can take your 2D part, designed in Autodesk Inventor, and export it for use with a CNC router. The first time I tried to do this I kept running into issues. There are a couple of tricks that you need to do to export your part correctly so that ...
By: trev25

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:39 PDT
From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/From-SketchUp-to-CNC-Fabrication/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SMALL.jpg phooddaniel This video series shows how to get from CAD, to CAM, to a CNC fabricated product.  The tools we will be using are SketchUp for CAD,  CamBam for CAM, Mach3 for gcode reading/CNC control, and a CNC router (greenBull from BuildYourCNC.com) for part fabrication.  Keep in mind during this tutorial that ...
By: phooddaniel

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:35:19 PST
How to CNC a skull http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-a-skull/
How to CNC a skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/W20D/H1YOBBFR/FTJW20DH1YOBBFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/W20D/H1YOBBFR/FTJW20DH1YOBBFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/W20D/H1YOBBFR/FTJW20DH1YOBBFR.SMALL.jpg surfwizz Really, everyone should have a skull on their desk.  It's an age-old symbol, a memento mori that reminds us that we are not long for this world.  So I set out to make one out of aluminum.  This was my process.   CAD/CAM I designed the skull in Solidworks.  I don't have a ton of images from this p...
By: surfwizz

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 13 May 2012 11:13:22 PDT
Simulating Water Drops on Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Simulating-Water-Drops-on-Wood/
Simulating Water Drops on Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/11VS/GZ6I5RXM/FS611VSGZ6I5RXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/11VS/GZ6I5RXM/FS611VSGZ6I5RXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/11VS/GZ6I5RXM/FS611VSGZ6I5RXM.SMALL.jpg Grunblau When I designed and built my own CNC, this is exactly the type of project I had in mind.  A chance to play with forms and test ideas, bringing things to life that would otherwise just live in my sketchbook. In this Instructable I am going to show you how I simulated water drops in Photoshop for sha...
By: Grunblau

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 4 Mar 2012 20:58:24 PST
Open Source CNC Toolpathing Workflow http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Source-CNC-Toolpathing-Workflow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/JOFX/GP7IG592/F62JOFXGP7IG592.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/JOFX/GP7IG592/F62JOFXGP7IG592.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/JOFX/GP7IG592/F62JOFXGP7IG592.SMALL.jpg DIYLILCNC An overview of free & open-source toolpathing for the DIYLILCNC (or any 3-axis CNC). Turn a raster image into a G-Code engraving pattern with GIMP, Inkscape, Pycam and EMC2 in Ubuntu.
By: DIYLILCNC

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 2 Jul 2011 09:19:01 PDT
OPENSOURCE NEMA 17 MOTOR MOUNT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Software/
OPENSOURCE NEMA 17 MOTOR MOUNT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/IL9X/GRFMV9F2/F3OIL9XGRFMV9F2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/IL9X/GRFMV9F2/F3OIL9XGRFMV9F2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/IL9X/GRFMV9F2/F3OIL9XGRFMV9F2.SMALL.jpg CNCSnap Hopefully this NEMA 17 mount helps your diy projects. .svg -  http://cncsnap.com/node/160
By: CNCSnap

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:40:34 PDT
DIY CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/PAXJ/GJ2838IA/F90PAXJGJ2838IA.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "DIY CNC" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different CNC projects.  Check out these great projects and learn how to make your own CNC mill on a budget. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by CNC experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily ma...
By: scoochmaroo

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:39:37 PST
CNC Stomp Pad Project | CNC Programming | G-Code Programming | CNC Plasma Cutting http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Stomp-Pad-Project--CNC-Programming--G-Code-P/
CNC Stomp Pad Project | CNC Programming | G-Code Programming | CNC Plasma Cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3GAV/FA0CVGU4/FWJ3GAVFA0CVGU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3GAV/FA0CVGU4/FWJ3GAVFA0CVGU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3GAV/FA0CVGU4/FWJ3GAVFA0CVGU4.SMALL.jpg ivanirons This Instructable is about making a custom stomp pad for a snowboard. It uses CNC Design, CNC Programming and CNC Plasma Cutting to get the entire job done. It first starts out on the computer side of CNC, then moves on to the Machining side of CNC.You can also view the project at:http://www.cncin...
By: ivanirons

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 2 Dec 2007 07:12:20 PST