Posts Tagged ‘cnc’
Question:I don’t understand how to make the CNC container project… can you elaborate?
Solution:There are lots of ways to do it, and a search of this site will give you many, but the steps outlined below is the easiest way to get started. want this is a PDF? Click HERE. Continue Reading
How much does the Pocket NC cost?A Pocket NC costs 4000USD plus shipping.
What materials can you cut with the Pocket NC?The Pocket NC can cut wax, plastic, wood, and aluminum. Basically any materials with hardnesses up to that of aluminum.
What size parts can you make with the Pocket NC?The travel of the Pocket NC is 4.3 inches (109 mm) in X, 5.0 inches (127 mm) in Y, and 3.5 inches (89 mm) in Z. How your part fits in this envelope is highly dependent on your setup.
What kind of software will I need to run the Pocket NC?We are partnering with Autodesk to offer a one-year commercial subscription to Autodesk® Fusion 360™ with each of our machines. After the one-year period is over, Fusion 360 is free for enthusiasts, hobbyists, and startups and is compatible with Windows and OSx. You may also use whatever CAD/CAM software you would like, we would be happy to help facilitate the generation of a post processor for our machine.
Are you going to make a machine with a larger work area?We do plan to design a machine with a larger work area, however it is still a couple of years from being released. You can go and see more videos at their Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zXa_8xzMDIdP2k90cYflA Continue Reading
Question:Since I switched from EdgeCAM to HSM, the vocabulary is a little different. Do you have any Key Terms that you use in your classroom that you wouldn’t mind sharing?
Answer:Of course not! The terminology is a little bit different when you switch from EdgeCAM to HSM, but the concepts are the same. PLTW has not updated their key terms in many years, but I have in my classroom. Please understand that these are definitions that I made up for use in my classroom; I do not utilize definitions from a dictionary. That being said, feel free to utilize the attached vocabulary list.
Also, please feel free to edit the definitions to your liking, and then send them back to me to update them. Thank you in advance!