Getting started with CNC / Edward Ford.

Ford, Edward (Edward Bruce) [Browse]
First edition.
  • San Francisco, California : Maker Media, 2016.
  • ©2016
1 online resource (167 pages) : illustrations (some color)


Summary note
Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for--and working with--affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.
  • "Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers"--Cover.
  • Includes index.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 10, 2016).
Other title(s)
  • Getting started with computer numerical control
  • Personal digital fabrication with Shapeoko and other computer-controlled routers
  • Make (Sebastopol, Calif.)
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  • Make
  • 1-4571-8332-3
  • 1-4571-8335-8
  • 1-4571-8334-X
  • 1-4571-8336-6
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