Posts Tagged ‘CNC mill’

X-Carve CNC mill build log & review

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Jeremy Blum writes: A few months ago, I built and reviewed the Shapeoko2 CNC mill from Inventables. Now, I’m back to review its successor, the X-Carve. The X-Carve features new-and-improved mechanics, a much sturdier spindle mounting system, and a myriad of other improvements that make it easier than ever to...

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ThrAxis DIY CNC mill

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Eric has posted details on his build of a CNC mill from scratch. The ThrAxis (Three-Axis) is a vertical milling machine made mostly from materials from hardware stores. The spindle is a Harbor Freight rotary tool and the motors and controllers are surplus and eBay finds. We made it during...

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gcmc – G-Code Meta Compiler

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Bertho has been working on a gcmc - G-Code Meta Compiler, a front-end language for generating G-code for CNC mills: I have been improving the gcmc compiler for a while and I think it is very powerful now. The grammar is done and a very rich set of built-in functions support easy creation...

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DIYLILCNC: Low-cost, open-source desktop CNC mill

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Taylor Hokanson writes: Please check out our awesome, free, open-source table top milling design: the DIYLILCNC. Now that the first design has been vetted by an international community of builders, we're ready to embark on version 2.0. The second generation plans will focus on user-submitted design improvements. Via the contact...

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