firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in news:5rlv9ad801m551m650uq0vli0sesn8iao7@
I wouldn't call it CNC. It's just a digital router fence.
If you're interested in CNC on the cheap, take a look at the Silhouette
Cameo. It's almost, but not quite, CNC for less than $200. It only cuts
extremely thin materials and scribes thicker ones, but maxes out around
True. It's usefulness would be limited to templates in the the woodshop.
If you're looking for just CNC, that's basically what you get. For cheap
woodshop CNC, you'll have to keep looking.
I've wondered if you could attach a spinning cutter instead of the blade,
but haven't really pursued that.
On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:57:19 -0700, Brewster wrote:
Back in the dark ages of computing, Calcomp fitted a cutter to one of
their large flatbed pen plotters and we used it to cut out circuit
diagrams at 100 times actual size which were then photo reduced.
If you think getting an exact depth with a router bit is a pain, try
adjusting a cutter to cut through a film a few thousandth thick but not
through the clear substrate below it which wasn't much thicker!
I think the CNC reference was more in jest as it is far from a real CNC
setup. But. . . it does do a simple function accurately and
repetitively. I can think of uses for it, just not enough for me to
justify the price.
You can use something other than Silhouette Studio if you want to. I use
CadStd to do my drawing, then export it as DXF and convert it to the
proprietary SD card format. I don't know if other software like Make The
Cut (tm) can save things to the SD card.
If the device is connected to the PC, there's the option of a printer
drive that you can install and basically "print" directly from just about
You can call it many things... two axis CNC, a plotter, a die cutter, a
printer with a blade (people seem to understand that). Call it late for
dinner if you want, on a compliated drawing it'll be busy anyway. :-)
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