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iMAL CNC routing/milling/engraving machine arrived in January 2012: it's a High-Z S-720 from German manufacturer cnc-step.com.It's a 3 axis machine with a working area of 720x420mm (and 110mm in height).  It is equipped with a Kress 1050W (10.000-30.000 rpm) spindle. We have a first set of...
Extruded polystyrene (Blue Foam) Recommended for people new to milling and for most surface milling jobs. We like this product to do a first run before using the final material.pros: inexpensive, lightweight and transportable, mills quickly with inexpensive tools, paintable with gesso and...
Intro DeskProto will allow you to machine 3D geometry (STL file), 2D drawing (DXF file, AI, EPS) as well as 3D reliefs based on photos (any bitmap file). It is not possible to create new geometry in DeskProto (it is not a CAD software). Typical steps to create a NC program: Import geometry (...
Cutting tools come in a range of sizes, materials, and geometry types.  It is generally more efficient to use a combination of different toolpaths and tools to achieve a detailed model rather than assuming that a small tool with a smaller stepover is the only way. Often, a larger tool can...
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