Building your own 3-Axis CNC router

Building your own 3-Axis CNC router is both fun and educational. This Instructable shows all the steps I followed to make my DIY CNC Router. This is the second one I made, after learning a lot from building the first version. This is a very good router that can be built at a reasonable price […]

CNC Drawing Machine

Hello all and welcome to my first tutorial! Today I am showing you how to design a drawing CNC using as primary Hardware components a Digilent Arty board, DC Motors and RC Servos. Important Note: Because I am currently working on this project I will show you how to build the CNC and how to […]

Commonly Used Bits for CNC Milling Operations

In addition to CNC milling being used for metal objects, it is commonly the preferred choice for woodworking. With this method of operation, there are many times when wood cutting is required but compared to metal fabrication, producing holes takes less pressure. For that reason, drill bits are quite different for the two different types […]

History of CNC Milling

CNC milling is sometimes referred to as CNC machining, which operates using commands or G codes programmed from an internal computer. CNC, the acronym for Computer Numerical Control, consists of alphanumeric codes, each leading to very specific functions performed by a machine. In the 1950s, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and United States Air Force […]

Things to Consider in buying a CNC router

When thinking of buying a CNC router, there are many things to take into consideration. One of the first things to do is take a hard look at what the machine will be expected to do. Too often woodworkers are lured by the technology and buy unnecessary options. Although most router vendors will promote the […]

What is CNC?

CNC is the acronym for Computer Numerical Control. It is an outgrowth of the older term “NC”, which stands for just “Numerical Control”. It refers to the idea of controlling machine tools via computer. CNC Machines are robots of a sort. With the older “NC” term, a computer need not be involved. The machine might […]

Milling and Machining Center Basics – Stanford University

Milling Machine Types The most basic milling machine is the vertical spindle, ram-type “knee” mill. Though not well adapted to production milling, it is ideal for toolmaking and prototype modeling. Knee mills are primarily used for manual operations, but their capabilities can be expanded. The knee travels vertically, up and down the column and supports […]

How To Build A CNC Machine

If you have no special tools I am a regular guy. I do not have a huge fancy CNC machine at work. I do not even have a small milling machine or a lathe. My friends do not have them either, so I have nobody to machine some custom parts for me. I have inquired […]

10 Tips for Growing Your CNC Machining Business

Starting a new business can be a challenging endeavor, especially if the entrepreneur is entering a crowded market with large, well-established competitors already in place. Small CNC machine shops face hurdles similar to those of other small businesses, and, like their non-industrial counterparts, have the same potential for securing contracts and growing within the industry despite […]

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