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I’m very pleased to announce that Michael Hackney will be contributing to the CNCCookbook blog on a long-term basis every week with new articles about 3D printing. I’ve known Michael for quite some time and enjoyed his work, so when I heard he was going big into 3D printing I didn’t waste a minute inviting…
I just signed up for Moedls, which is an inexpensive 3D Scanner project on Kickstarter. It uses a turntable, a red laser, a green laser, and your phone’s camera to generate a 3D model of whatever you put on the 9″ turntable. Cost to buy in early is as low as $199. I went for…
It takes a complex bunch of math to properly calculate Feeds and Speeds under all conditions and to get anywhere close to good answers. There is a whole lot more to it than the basic equations everyone learns that claim to relate surface speed, chipload, rpms, feedrates and the like. Unfortunately, those equations work reasonably…
I’ve just added another category to our blog: 3D Printing. Categories are a way for you to dial in a bunch of articles that all share a common theme. We range pretty far and wide here on CNCCookbook, so it is sometimes helpful to be able to focus in on one category or another. You’ll…
What if CNC machines could cook?
I’m not sure what took me down this odd path, other than that I recently made up a batch of Texas Chili Fudge and a batch of Peppermint Bark for a Christmas Eve Party. I have been dimly aware of some CNC cake decorating projects, and I confess to…
This plasma table from CNCZone is probably the most impressive table I have yet come across:
It’s a big beast. The gantry is mounted on the long axis so that when it is slid out of the way, access to the table with a full sheet of material is easy.
They had the various parts…
We have a large following with High School and College machine shops across the world. Both G-Wizard Calculator and G-Wizard Editor make Feeds and Speeds and G-Code a lot easier for students and improve their chances for success on their projects. We offer an educational discount to such institutions (inquire for more information) because we…
I’m very interested in High Resolution 3D Printers based on DLP (Digital Light Projectors), so I created a page for them. These printers are different than the normal fused-filament 3D printers. They’re capable of printing faster and of creating much higher resolution output. “How much higher resolution?” you ask. Check it out:
Now that’s High…
Every now and then you see one of those inventions or products that makes you do a total double take because you realize they are game changers.
Three MIT students, Ilan E. Moyer, Alec Rivers, Frédo Durand (left to right in the picture), have created a game changer for CNC Routing and woodworking. Their invention…
I spent a couple hours recently replacing the way covers on my Industrial Hobbies RF-45 mill. The ones I have seen on most RF-45’s are pretty low quality and not very durable. I had been getting by with some magnetically mounted covers, but wanted to get back to something more secure and trouble free before…
Here is a surprising find: someone has now 3D printed an AR-15 lower receiver and successfully test fired the weapon:
World’s first 3D printed firearm…
Here’s a lower receiver, the part that was 3D printed, for those not familiar with this firearm:
The most common 3D printing processes and the one used in this case…
Folks loved our recent post about making an engagement ring with CNC, so we thought we’d pass along this article from Cubify too. I had to try the technique described, so here is what I did:
Start by taking a profile photo of your fiance:
Take a profile shot of your fiancee, and use the…