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CNC Router December 17, 2015

Posted by wdneumaier in CNC router.
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For my second station I chose to use cnc router.  The cad program I used to create the templates was Inventor.  Inventor isn’t the worst program or the best program (i think), I used it simply because I already knew how to use it.  It would be good to explore other programs, which i should have done.
Using the cnc router was easy, I just had to turn it on and watch it drill the form.  The hardest part was setting it up which was a lot harder than it looked.  It would be harder if i was engraving something other than foam though.  Don’t be discouraged by how hard it looks to use the cnc router it is easier then it looks


CNC Router October 8, 2014

Posted by eranitenorio in CNC router.
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Ok, in the beginning of the year, my idea of a final project was of me making some sort of little step stool so that my one year old sister could use it.

This is what I had planned for the project:

140821_150733140825_142124Or at least something similar…

In order to get there I had to use the CNC Router. I started out by watching and learning from the tutorials. In  the tutorials I learned how to create different types of shapes, relieves, textures, patterns and how to write texts. As a first activity, I decided to make a nice and simple little sign for a club at school.

Here is a picture of the sign after it was finished with the CNC Router:

GSA sign

This picture was taken after the sign was decorated. The sign was painted by my good friend Andi Goph for the club, so that credit goes to her. If you want to know what I did, just imagine the sign without any color or flowers.

Unfortunately, I became discouraged for multiple reasons and decided to change to another project for another greater cause.

When it comes to giving advice, I’m not very good. 1)This was uncomfortable for me because I don’t like using a big voice. Mr. Karden has planned on installing a camera so that people don’t have to yell but it isn’t up yet. So if you want to do this station and the camera isn’t installed yet, ask Mr. Karden to help you with it because no one likes it when you yell, haha XD!!! 2) Because you are dealing with super expensive things and a limited amount of material, you have to be very patient. Pay attention to the tutorials!!! And check your work after you’er done!!! And after you think you’re ready to start the final process of carving, check it again just to be sure you have everything right, including: your measurements, that you have the right toolpaths, that the machine is perfectly zero-ed, and that you won’t regret what you are about to carve.  Other than checking of these two things, the CNC station is really easy. ^_^

I hope this helps even just a little bit 🙂


CNC Router May 29, 2013

Posted by breckrider228 in CNC router.
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I did the CNC Router which was a pretty fun station but it was pretty difficult to learn. The tutorials on the DVD is somewhat helpful for creating reliefs and stuff but other than that its not that great. You kind of just have to play around with the Enroute Program to see how everything works and occasionally try to look things up on google but that did not help either. Creating reliefs is definitely the easiest part of the program and creating tool paths is pretty simple also. A problem I came across though was that the actual machine is in a room and the computer is in a corner outside the room so you need to get people to help you set up the drill and to move it in place, it takes teamwork. You can only use two pieces of wood from the room which is flat out stupid, the class is 35 bucks and I could only use two pieces of wood for projects, you have to buy the rest which sucks. Other than that it is a pretty cool station if you like wood working, it takes practice though. Image

Gabe CNC Routing May 18, 2012

Posted by gabecleveringa2 in CNC router.
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During the process of CNC I had some ups and downs. I had some obstacles to over come in the process, but all in all this station is really fun. In this station you have a wide variety of tools you can use to make anything you can possibly imagined. During this station I found out how to do some cool things like bit map and how to actually work the machines both the drawing table and CNC machine. You will have a lot of fun doing CNC routing because of how creative you can be with this station. You should really try this station.