These links I would recommend to anyone investigating the CNC world and are ready
to jump in. Please give me some feedback and maybe
I can add some more.
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this beautifully designed site!
CNC at ThomasNet
If you google technical stuff, you have probably come across a great resource called
ThomasNet.com. It's a directory! But not just any directory... With this link, you
will find direct resources for CNC fabrication services as well as CNC machines
and other prototyping services and equipment. Take a look-see.
Here is an interesting blog that offers a dxf files for use in 2D profiling. There
is a large library of files with images to show the output.
Home Brewed Tech Junkie (formerly Cutfiles.com)
Here is a site from which folks here will definite benefit! It is a library for
files for use with CNC machines that is user driven. Take a search through the library
and you may find some cuts that you may find useful.
These guys have a very large motor selection. You can select from stepper motors
to servos and at pretty good prices. Now there's no stopping you!
This site is filled with a great variety of motor and CNC electronics. They stock
charge pumps, switches, breakout boards, power supplies, whatever... and yes, the
stuff will work on this CNC Router build. You can also see that the folks there
have ambition by the level of graphic design quality of the site.
This is the place where you can download an evaluation copy of Mach3. It's a great
CNC application and they also include many tools for getting your art, or dxf files
converted to g-code (the code that is interpreted into step signals and direction
signals). They also have a great set of tutorials and I highly recommend watching
them. CNC functionality comes with a great learning curve and Mach3 can help you
get through it.
Here is a website that offers a comprehensive DXF to G-Code converter. The program
is taylored for various types of machines and includes the ability to add bit and
Woodworking and Project Related
Not exactly CNC related, but this site seems to have a great concept. Called homebrewscience.com,
the name says it all, and it's about homebrewed stuff. You can't go wrong with that.
It seems to be a fledgeling site with only a few posts, so go on over, sit and chat
Great website when it comes to just getting your hands dirty with all kinds of interesting
The Wood Tinkerer
A collection of very different wood projects by a highly motivated hobbyist. The
author has a software engineer background and prepares now for filling his growing
free time with woodwoking projects of all kind including a slowly maturing CNC router