CNC Router

CNC Router Parts Unveils Their New Plasma Table

CNC Router Parts Unveils Their New Plasma Table

When you think of a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine, you probably think of a machine with a router attached to it, capable of cutting its way through wood, metal, and a variety of other materials. Really, a CNC machine is a generic term for a family of fabrication devices. If you change the tool […]

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Self-Aligning Handheld Router Gets New Look and Name

Self-Aligning Handheld Router Gets New Look and Name

The computer-assisted handheld router makers formerly known as Taktia revealed a smart new design and name to match: Shaper. Their digitally augmented power tools were a sensation at Maker Faire Bay Area last year, and this year’s router is even more impressive, with a clean, integrated design, new touchscreen user interface, and new Z-axis control […]

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Pats Fan Builds Mini Stadium for Super Bowl Spread

Pats Fan Builds Mini Stadium for Super Bowl Spread

Using a CNC router, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, strip heater, and $200 in materials from Home Depot, Boston area inventor and builder Christian Reed constructed an awesomely detailed table-top stadium to hold the provisions for Sunday’s festivities.   I got this idea for this project from a good friend of mine. The idea was to […]

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The Skinny on End Mills

The Skinny on End Mills

Interested in CNC routing but clueless about tooling? Can’t tell an end mill from a drill bit? Don’t be intimidated by CNC routing. Take the first step into machining by gaining a solid understanding of subtractive tooling basics.  

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CNC At Home: Machining Aluminum with a Tormach PCNC 1100

CNC At Home: Machining Aluminum with a Tormach PCNC 1100

This “day in the life” tutorial video explores machining an aluminum plate from start to finish!

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