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Make : getting started with CNC

Edward Ford (Author)
An introduction to working with and designing for desktop and benchtop CNCs and subtractive printing
Print Book, English, 2016
First edition View all formats and editions
Maker Media, San Francisco, CA, 2016
xv, 148 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
9781457183362, 1457183366
What is CNC?
Mechanical overview
End mills and cutting
CAD : draw or model something
CAM : make toolpaths
CAD/CAM project : no machine necessary!
Creating motion : electromechanical overview
G-code : speaking CNC
Practical machining tips
"Get up and running with CNC fabrication! If you've wanted to add a CNC router to your workshop but weren't sure where to begin, this is the book for you. Easy-to-follow explanations demystify every aspect of CNC routers, including how the mechanical systems work, how to choose end mills, best cutting practices, understanding the CAD/CAM software, and working with G-code. No prior CNC knowledge or experience is required--you don't even need CNC access to complete the exercises in this book"--Page 4 of cover