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Educational Sources???
« on: February 13, 2016, 04:16:42 AM »
Hi all,

Having embarked on building a CNC router/mill of around 400x500mm size, and so far only having knowledge of 2d CNC in plasma cutting I realise I have a pretty large gap in my knowledge base  :D

With all you multi-talented types on here, can anyone point me to a resource that would help bridge the gap between CNC plasma cutting and CNC milling - I have no idea about cutter compensation, homing (plasma is always top of material), cutter length, tool height setting, tool numbers etc.

Some sort of CNC mill primer??

Youtube is loaded but mostly not relevant stuff or presumes knowledge already.


Thanks
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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 04:45:14 AM »
Purchase the book "CNC PROGRAMMING HANDBOOK by Peter Smid".

RICH

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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 06:52:19 AM »
Ok, found it, little expensive but sounds good, will order a copy.
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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 07:53:07 AM »
You may also like to spend some time looking at the CNC Cookbook site   http://www.cnccookbook.com/

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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 08:02:16 AM »
Thanks, bookmarked ;)
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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 11:46:30 AM »
There is a decent reference manual on Gcode right here on this site.  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,24580.0.html

Several of us have discussed building a ref library here on teh site BUT that can get complicated.  At best I think we can only put together  a list of LINKS to the works.

The problems with that is LINKS come and go so some of the references may disappear over time.

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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 11:50:59 AM »
Thanks
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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 10:13:36 AM »
Whats the recommended CAM software for mini-mills/routers etc?

Free would be nice but i don't mind paying for really good stuff.

I have got a trial of G-Wizard which looks useful, very complicated but useful, pity about the subscription cost, I prefer a one-off purchase.
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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 10:42:52 AM »
I've used CamBam a good bit. You get 30 completely unlimited uses before you have to buy a license, and even then it's not that expensive considering what it can do.

Although I am looking at moving to BobCad, however it's much more expensive, and only really worth it if you need the extra features, but I'd say get experience using something free/cheaper first.

I personally have a multi-PC HSMAdvisor license, although I think they've since dropped that option. They also have a free web-based calculator called FSWizard, which covers all the basics.

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Re: Educational Sources???
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 11:07:14 AM »
For routers, the most popular software is V Carve Pro, but it's not inexpensive. I wouldn't go anywhere near BobCAD.
Take a loot at Fusion 360. Free for hobbbyists, and rapidly gaining in popularity. And it's a full CAD and CAM package.
Gerry

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