Category Archives: CNC

Nema23 mounts

I’ve got these motor mounts from rattmmotor88 ebay seller for just $15.67 each one, shipping and hex screws included. Shipping was really fast (fedex), just eight days (I use to wait 30 to 50 days for items from china). Packaging … Continue reading

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Cheap chinese routers: will be worth? That’s the question (or was, for me). So here’s my new machine; well, just a frame. US $1040, shipping included. Here’s the link. I’d rather choose this machine instead the most popular chinese router … Continue reading

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Learning the hard way

When I was a CNC girl, I thought things like “Once you make one, you can do thousands, easily!”, “Acetal is the perfect plastic for precision parts and cuts like butter!”. OMG I was so naive. Making these parts were … Continue reading

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i3lib – native gcode CAM subroutines

One of the things I’ve been working is a set of gcode subroutines meant to make easy to write gcode. Well, in the end you write very little gcode if you use it. Here are some examples: So, for example, … Continue reading

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Aluminum Sheet Cutting

My actual cutting parameters for aluminum sheet: Material: 1100 aluminum (I’ve cut 1mm and 2.5mm sheets) Feed: 600mm-min or 24IPM (I’ve used 800mm-min, but now I’m being conservative) End-mill: 4-flute 1.5mm carbide. I’ve used 2-flute and 3-flute; the more flutes, … Continue reading

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