Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers Paperback – 26 August 2016
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- ASIN : 1457183366
- Language : English
- Paperback : 166 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781457183362
- ISBN-13 : 978-1457183362
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About the Author
Is CNC Your Cup of Tea?
- If you think a CNC might be your cup of tea, but don't know where to start—this book is for you! You'll learn practical machining tips and tricks.
Edward Ford's Best CNC Tips
Although CNC has been around for 50-plus years, the last five years have been a boom. With a fully capable CNC machine more affordable now than at any point in history, there are very few barriers remaining for literally anyone who is interested to get started. From the hardware side, machines have become affordable and reliable and, from the software side, amazing development has been made over the last two to three years, making machines easier to use than ever before.
- Understand the workflow. Knowing how to go from idea to part is half the battle of using a CNC machine. Once you master the workflow, you can focus your energy on coming up with and machining amazing projects!
- Practice without a machine. Free and Open Source design and toolpath tools are available, mix those together with an open source G-Code visualizer and you can practice doing entire projects without ever turning on a machine.
- Keep Learning. It's amazing how much there is to learn about making projects with a subtractive CNC machine. You can get going very quickly, but there's always a new way to make something that you might now have seen before.
- Be Safe! Never underestimate the importance of wearing safety glasses and keeping your hands clear of sharp bits turning thousands of revolutions per minute!
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If you want to spend $3000 on a CNC router and have no previous CNC experience before, read this book first. It covers all of the steps of a CNC project from design though completion. The author correctly states that climb milling is dangerous to do by hand, but then states it is safe to do with a CNC machine.
After reading this book I felt more comfortable working with the CNC and software and much more likely to implement my own ideas. This book is not for a veteran CNC maker, but good for beginners like me.
Great in terms of giving terminology, not so great in helping to actually get started. Based on the title, i thought there'd be more than one project. The project was a good starting point to learn what's what, but for the money, too much of the book was spent in acknowledgements and not enough in exercises or drills.