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How We Got From Jacquard Looms To Desktop CNC Machines

How We Got From Jacquard Looms To Desktop CNC Machines

https://medium.com/cnc-life/history-of-cnc-machining-part-1-2a4b290d994d The folks over at Bantam Tools, who make a  desktop milling machine, are dropping a nice history lesson for us, in order to educate makers on where CNC mills came from. The series starts with a brief breakdown of some of the common terms you’ll encounter and then jumps right in.  What they are […]

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Giant Alphabet Blocks

Giant Alphabet Blocks

Something that seems simple, like a wooden cube, can turn up all kinds of interesting problems when you try to make it. This is especially true if you’re wanting to carve custom designs in each of the faces. Jay and Jaimie of Wicked Makers found this out when they decided to make some giant wooden […]

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Pocket NC Launches Titanium-Grade Machine and 5-Axis Milling Simulator

Pocket NC Launches Titanium-Grade Machine and 5-Axis Milling Simulator

The Simulator provides a risk-free way to preview G Code programs in a 3D environment, which is a great way to verify your work, to teach users who are new to 5-axis milling and to experiment with 5-axis milling in general.

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Start And Stop GCode: Commands To Make Your Printer Do Your Bidding

Start And Stop GCode: Commands To Make Your Printer Do Your Bidding

3D printers communicate via a language called G-code, like all Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. This versatile language provides a set of human-readable commands for controlling each action that a 3D printer performs. Slicing software may be thought of as an interpreter for translating 3D models into a series of G-code commands for producing a […]

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Joyn Machine: Putting A New Angle On CNC Joinery

Joyn Machine: Putting A New Angle On CNC Joinery

Simon Deeg and Andreas Picker have come up with an interesting new tool that takes a new approach to CNC woodworking.

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The Yeti Smart Bench Is a Full-Sheet CNC Router That Assembles in 5 Minutes

The Yeti Smart Bench Is a Full-Sheet CNC Router That Assembles in 5 Minutes

While at Maker Faire Paris, I bumped into YETI tools. They have an interesting bit of digital fabrication equipment that I think many of our readers will have an interest in. They’re producing a CNC router capable of using a full sheet (4’x8′), yet is super light weight and portable. They’re marketing it at under […]

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