Synopses & Reviews
Here's the FIRST book to offer step-by-step guidelines that walk the reader through the entire process a building a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine from start to finish. Using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts, readers can build CNC machines with true industrial shop applications such as machining, routing, and cutting--at a fraction of what it would cost to purchase one.
* Great for anyone who wants to automate a task in their home shop or small business
* Easy-to-use Windows-based software controls the robotic automation
* Builders can scale and customize the machine to suit their own industrial needs
* Numerous tips, tricks, and pictorials walk the reader through every step--design, construction, and completion
Geoff Williams explains how to build a CNC machine from start to finish using inexpensive and easily obtainable parts in this illustrated manual.
About the Author
Geoff Williams is a woodworking enthusiast who owns and operates an athletic flooring company in Ontario, Canada. Also a professional photographer, he has extensive experience troubleshooting and repairing printed circuit boards.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Design
Chapter 2: Electronics
Chapter 3: Making the Printed Circuit Board
Chapter 4: Driver Assembly
Chapter 5: Software Setup and Driver Testing
Chapter 6: The Frame
Chapter 7: The Gantry and X-axis
Chapter 8: The Z and Y Axes
Chapter 9: Motor and Lead Screw Installation
Chapter 10: File Creation and KCam
Chapter 11: Tool Holders and Testing
Chapter 12: Examples
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