Category: CNC

This Could Change DIY CNC In A Big Way!

This Could Change DIY CNC In A Big Way!

| September 28, 2016

I was hesitant to title this with “This Could Change DIY CNC In A Big Way”.  Largely because it’s too limiting a title.  This could change a lot more than just DIY CNC.  It can change small business, retrofit of older machines, production CNC and more.  In the near future we might be done fighting […]

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I Found My New 3D Printer… And CNC Machine

I Found My New 3D Printer… And CNC Machine

| August 31, 2016

Thermwood, who is a common name in the CNC industry, has launched a new machine called the L-SAM.  That stands for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing.  This concept is not entirely new as DMG Mori has an additive 5 axis metal 3D laser sintering and VMC.  The L-SAM prints slightly over-sized in all the common plastics and then […]

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I could watch this all day – Trumpf TruLaser

I could watch this all day – Trumpf TruLaser

| September 1, 2015

I’m a geek… I know it and I embrace it.  I have seen these machines in person, along with other Trumpf offerings (punch and break).  They are all mesmerizing to watch.  Always well made and fast.  In this video, a Trumpf TruLaser 3030 is cutting steel quite literally like butter.  Just look at the thickness […]

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Need a desktop 5 axis CNC machine? Pocket NC is on Kickstarter

Need a desktop 5 axis CNC machine? Pocket NC is on Kickstarter

| June 23, 2015

Recently launched on Kickstarter, the Pocket NC is a small, portable 5 axis CNC machine.  Model makers, jewelers and RC enthusiasts rejoice. It has a relatively small machining area at X 4.5in, Y 4.8in, Z 3.45in, A 100 degrees and B continuous rotation (360+).  It has a very trick spindle that does not require tools to change […]

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Making a stamping fixture for the LoopAlien – Neo7CNC

Making a stamping fixture for the LoopAlien – Neo7CNC

| May 30, 2015

For those of you that may not know, I run a DIY CNC channel on YouTube by the name of Neo7CNC.  I’ve been making videos on YouTube for several years now and have made several CNC machines.  I recently put my newest one to good use making a stamping fixture for the LoopAlien (another project of […]

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Fletcher Capstan Table – How it works

Fletcher Capstan Table – How it works

| January 23, 2015

I came across a video showing this table in action many years ago.  I was fascinated by the engineering that went into it as well as the cost.  These table cost thousands of dollars (upwards of $50,000) and are usually found in the homes and yachts of the rich and famous.  I came across this […]

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This drone could save your life!

This drone could save your life!

| October 30, 2014

In what has the be one of the most positive uses for drones I’ve seen in a while, this young man has created a drone emergency responder.  The drone can be dispatched to an emergency in a fraction of the time it would take a standard ambulance.  The people at the scene can communicate to […]

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Low cost 5 Axis CNC machining (and more) – 5AXISMAKER

Low cost 5 Axis CNC machining (and more) – 5AXISMAKER

| September 22, 2014

A new Kickstarter project launched today for the 5AXISMAKER multi-fabricator.  What is a 5 axis CNC you say?  It’s basically the holy grail of CNC machining.  The 5 axis CNC machine can access 5 side of the part being machined which means most parts can be produced in one setup with no need to re-position […]

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I love watching this Datron CNC cut aluminum like butter!

I love watching this Datron CNC cut aluminum like butter!

| August 7, 2014

Listen to the sweet music this Datron CNC is making.  With it’s high speed spindle and unique mister for lubrication, aluminum doesn’t stand a chance.  You have to love the built in stock sensor as well. Datron CNC in action  

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Pipe Bending Ninja!

Pipe Bending Ninja!

| June 23, 2014

I’ve seen many pipe and wire benders over the years, but none like this.  This machine bends pipe like and artist sling their paintbrush.  It’s very interesting to watch.  It’s an old video with sub par quality but it’s still worth a look. Nissin Pipe Bender Click the link for the video.  

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