SketchUcam Design in SketchUp, work up the part and output the Gcode for your CNC machine! Version 1.4 released 1 Nov 2015 - upgrade now!SketchUcam Overview SketchUCam is free plugin written for the Google SketchUp CAD program that allows the creation of Gcode to control your cnc machines and bring your SketchUp creations into the real world!NOTE: The download button for SketchUcam is located at the top right of this pageSketchUcam is possible though many great volunteers (super heroes) who have contributed to the project free of charge! Recent Reviews n0kjfVersion: 1.2What a time saver!
Laser Engraver Downloadable Projects Examples / Laser Cutter Machines Examples / laser engraver and cutting projects We are adding many new projects to this page. If you find a broken link, then please try to find the download directly from the server's folder. Open the directory examples on this server. Cardstock Boxes / Corrugated Boxes Gear template generator This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw. I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate.
Gift Box template What is this good for? This generator simply creates custom sized paper templates (a.k.a. nets) for paper models, such as boxes or envelops. It does the math and all the drawing work for you. Some of the uses for these templates: A nice gift wrap for a present with an irregular shape, for example a sphere or a jar. Professional packaging.
CNC Workflow: SketchUp, MakerCam, Universal Gcode Sender The actual information that a CNC machine uses to determine where to move is called G-code. There are many ways to not only transfer the G-code to the CNC but also to actually generate the G-code. Today I’m going to show you a simple workflow that can be used with SketchUp, MakerCam, and Universal G-code Sender. At the end of this article I will have download links for the programs and plugins used in this workflow. There might be some better programs out there that can do it all but the main objective here is to get control of both the design phase and the tooling phase without spending money on expensive programs. I also have been playing around with a SketchUp plugin to directly generate G-code in SketchUp but that will be for another day.
Laser Challenge #5: Cardboard Building Set *notcot in design , 02:34 This post is part of the NOTlabs Laser Challenge: The ground rules are: Shawn and I are alternating days with executing and sharing a Laser Cutter involved experiment! And most importantly - we’re supposed to have fun, explore ideas, and it’s less about a fully formed product/concept at the end of the day, but more about seeing where the experiment takes us! Day 5 is here ~ and being an odd day, it’s Shawn’s turn! Bandsaw vs CNC People keep suggesting that I should get into CNC. But I have always taken the position that CNC wouldn't save me any time for what I do. In fact, I was pretty sure I could cut out a gear faster on the bandsaw than most CNC hobby machines could. My friend Michael Grant already has a CNC machine, so I figured this would be an easy opportunity to put this to the test. So we picked some gear parameters that would be reasonably doable for both the bandsaw and the CNC machine.
Joining A Dog Bone Joint is a friction fit joint used to join two pieces of sheet material. Typically, dog-bone joints are made using a CNC machine. They are called dog-bone joints because the corners are rounded out and resemble a cartoon-like bone. The reason for the rounded out corners is to remove the extra material that is left by a round bit at the corners.When designing a dog-bone joint, it is important to test tolerances with scrap material. The scrap material should be the same type of material, preferably the same exact material that will be used for the final product. This is because different materials and even similar materials from different batches can produce different results.
LaserOrigami Uses a Laser Cutter to Create 3D Objects Faster than 3D Printers It’s widely assumed that 3D printing represents the next frontier in fabricating objects of all types, but researchers at Germany’s Hasso Plattner Institute have come up with a novel way of creating 3D objects out of 2D pieces of plastic using a laser cutter. LaserOrigami is a remarkable new fabrication technique that is faster than most 3D printers. Instead of using joints, LaserOrigami can create complex 3D objects by folding, bending and stretching plastic with extreme precision, eliminating the need for pieces to be manually assembled. To create a 3D object, LaserOrigami makes precise cuts in some places, and in others it uses defocused lasers to heat up certain parts of the plastic until they become pliable, bending under the force of gravity. Using a defocused laser enables the machine to administer heat across a larger area, heating it up just enough that it bends into a new shape. + LaserOrigami
LinuxCNC (EMC2) Instructions Once you download the .iso, this file will need to be burned to a CD or DVD. If a CD is used, the CD must have 700 MB capacity. Neat CNC Router-Made Standing Desk Requires No Fasteners - CNCCookbook CNCCookbook Before there was metal, there was wood, at least in my shop. I didn’t get into CNC at that point in my life, many years ago, but I was way into custom cabinetry. I always admired the Japanese designs that required no fasteners–everything was held together through a cunning combination of tension and pegs. Someday I hope to get a CNC Router table going in the shop and return, at least a little bit, to doing some projects in wood.
02 Laser-Cut Press-Fit Construction Kit Contents Introduction Cardbot is a functional robot made from laser-cut corrugated cardboard. It is battery powered and wirelessly controlled over 802.15.4 (Zigbee.) For this project, I wanted to do something more than just a set of building blocks like GIK, but I wasn't sure what. CNC Pattern Directories -ToolsToday.com- CNC Vector Art Directory CNC Vector Art Pattern Directories The technological advancements in CNC machining over the past decade have increased the popularity of the tool exponentially. Now, CNC users range from Fortune 500 companies to the woodworker or machinist at home. Because of the increase in popularity, the need for CNC templates has exploded. ToolsToday has launched a directory of vector art for CNC machines so that users can find all of their favorite vector art for CNC router bits in one place.