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    CAD/CAM general question

    Hello,

    I need help with generating a part to an STL file. I had a colleague of mine generate it but it was not curved, but instead angled.
    We are using DeskCNC (Carkin) to run our CNC XYZ router...
  2. DeskCNC importing STL file, creating NC code and motor current profiles

    We have been working with DeskCNC for a few years. Most of our work has been done with
    Plexiglass. The controllers and motors were purchased from PDJ (Mr. Phil Judd) as a kit.
    Bundled with the kit...
  3. Re: Cutting a curved shape into aluminum plate

    Andrew,

    Thanks for the post.

    I feel like a real newbie here. I tried a web based 3D software designer called 3dtin (3DTin)
    It has a real simple CAD interface. Now, I have to figure out how to...
  4. Cutting a curved shape into aluminum plate

    Hello,

    I need some guidance here:

    We want to undertake cutting a curved shape into a 4" x 4" piece of aluminum plate, thickness of 1/2"

    The piece will look similar to this:

    296854
  5. Request source for aluminum tubing with thin walls

    Hello,

    We are looking for a supplier of aluminum in square tubing form. The size we are looking for is 3" square, but with a thinner wall, say 16ga or 1/16".

    Most of the metal suppliers like...
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    DeskCNC importing DXF-wrong toolpaths

    Hello,

    I have a DXF file that I'm trying to cut on a CNC XYZ router with DeskCNC.
    When I load the file, then select all, then generate toolpaths, I select a cutting bit, then generate the G-code....
  7. Bending aluminum and steel-looking for low cost unit

    Hello,

    We are looking for a metal bending machine suitable for aluminum and possibly steel. We need something like this:

    BENDING MACHINE

    ...but maybe a bit more heavy duty. We would like to...
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    Router collet insert adapters

    Hello,

    We have a CNC XYZ router with a Bosch spindle. It accepts endmills with a 1/4" shank. We have an assortment of endmills: mostly 1/4", 1/8" and 1/16". The router has a single collet which...
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    Zax, Thanks for the message. Our table size...

    Zax,

    Thanks for the message.

    Our table size is about 36" x 36" with a Z-travel of roughly 6".
    We would mount the laser in place of where the router/cutter would have
    been.

    If you can...
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    Laser suppliers

    Hello,

    I want to retrofit a CNC XYZ router with a laser. I would like to cut acrylic/plexiglass, so a 30-40W laser should do just fine. What are some good suppliers of lasers/accessories for this...
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    Stainless steel strips-cutting

    Hello,

    Does anyone know how one would cut strips of stainless steel without warping/twisting them? We are interested in strips about 1 ft long, 1/4" wide and 1/16" thick. One can buy stainess...
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    Retrofitting CNC XYZ table for laser

    Hello,

    We recently built a CNC XYZ router table from scratch and it works wonderfully. Now we have an interest in adding a laser attachment for cutting. The main things we are cutting are...
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    Have you looked at Roton? We buy ACME lead...

    Have you looked at Roton? We buy ACME lead screws from them and I know they have ball screws/ball nuts. Check this link:

    http://www.roton.com/QS_Ball.aspx?line=Quick


    They make some pretty...
  14. Need help getting started with CNC turning of a grooved cylindrical part

    Hello,

    I am a total CNC noob (although I did have a little bit of CNC exposure on a Sherline CNC lathe).

    I need to fabricate a part, which originates from a 3/16" metal rod (probably stainless...
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    The wall is much less than 1/8". This is very...

    The wall is much less than 1/8". This is very thin tubing, 14 gauge.

    OD = 2.11mm
    ID = 1.6mm
    Wall thickness 0.0100"
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    Bending stainless steel tubing

    Hello,

    Can someone tell me what is the best tool to use for hypodermic stainless steel tubing. This would be very narrow tubing, about 18 to 20 gauge or roughly 1/8" thick.

    I saw there was a...
  17. Looking for NEMA 17 high torque stepper motors

    We are looking for sources where one can purchase NEMA size 17 stepper
    motors. The motors should be bipolar, however we are open to the
    possibility of using unipolar motors. We are looking to spend...
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