Until fairly recently, machining has been a high-cost manufacturing technique available only to large corporations and specialist machine shops. With today's cheaper and more powerful computers, CNC milling and 3D printing technology has become practical, affordable, and accessible to just about anyone. Tabletop CNC machines--such as the Stepcraft-2/600, which is the model featured in this book--are every hobbyist's dream, providing the tools needed to cut and shape materials such as glass, wood, plastics, and aluminum. In CNC Milling for Makers, author Christian Rattat explains how CNC technology works and he walks you through the entire milling process: starting with a blank piece of material, Rattat takes you step by step through to a finished product. Rattat offers advice on selecting and purchasing the best machine for your own particular needs. He also demonstrates how to assemble a machine from a kit and explains all the steps required to mill your first project. Moving past the basics, Rattat introduces a variety of cutting tools and provides hands-on examples of how to use them to mill a wide variety of materials.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Model and print your own 3D creations using SketchUp! Get up and running fast in the consumer design and fabrication world using the hands-on information in this guide. 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp features step-by-step tutorials of fun and easy DIY projects. Learn how to create your own 3D models, edit downloaded models, make them printable, and bring them to physical life either on your own printer or through an online service bureau. Download and install SketchUp on your Mac or PC Navigate the interface and SketchUp's native design tools Download design and analysis tools from the Extension Warehouse. Edit models downloaded from the 3D Warehouse and Thingiverse. Import and export STL files. Analyze your projects for 3D printability. Set up, use, and maintain a home 3D printer Work with AutoCAD, 123D Make, 123D Meshmixer, and Vetric Cut2D Generate files for CNC cutters
Written in a simple, easy-to-understand language by Ken Evans, a skilled programmer with many years of experience teaching CNC machining to industry and in the classroom, this new edition of Programming of CNC Machines offers a new chapter on feature-based Machining using Siemens, plus a new chapter featuring Fanuc NC guide I programming. It provides full descriptions of many operation and programming functions and illustrates their practical applications through examples. It provides in-depth information on how to program turning and milling machines, which is applicable to almost all control systems. It keeps all theoretical explanations to a minimum throughout so that they do not distort an understanding of the programming. And because of the wide range of information available about the selection of tools, cutting speeds, and the technology of machining, it is sure to benefit engineers, programmers, supervisors, and machine operators who need ready access to information that will solve CNC operation and programming problems.
Overview CNC Trade Secrets is from the author of the bestselling and universally praisedMachine Shop Trade Secrets. This new manual does for CNC machining what the first book did for conventional machining. With this guide to proven CNC machine shop practices, you will be producing machine parts faster, with fewer errors, and with less labor. You'll discover that you don't have to know "everything there is to know" to make parts on CNC machines - just as, for example, you don't have to know everything about Microsoft Word to write a letter. Whether you are a shop owner, machinist, designer, or hobbyist, you will find yourself referring to this manual again and again.