Archive for the ‘CNC’ Category

Scientists Create New Ear Using 3D Printing And Living Cell Injections

Posted: February 22, 2013 by getreelfishingpro in CNC

Cornell University researchers have been pulling all the tricks out of the bag for this one. By using living cells in a collagen gel as the printer’s “ink” the printer layers the gel into just the right ear shape for cartilage to cover, without having to make a mold first.


3D Print your own VW Bus!

Posted: February 11, 2013 by getreelfishingpro in CNC

vw bus 3d print

Calebkraft of MakerBot Thing Universe has made a VW bus that doubles as a box from his 3d printer. He also was kind enough to share all his the .STL files so you can make you very own! Check it out and get printing!

CNC Porn

Posted: January 26, 2013 by kwood94xj in CNC

Stumbled across this video of CNC fabrication of a circuit board. This is something I hope to be able to do with our new DIY CNC machine.


Tutorials, Tutorials, and alas more Tutorials.

Posted: January 24, 2013 by kwood94xj in CNC

Tonight while perusing the website I noticed a Tutorials section. Being naturally curious I clicked it and was blown away by the amount of video tutorials. These guys have really made sure that anyone can build a CNC mill if they so choose. Keep up the good work guys.

For the lazy among us (Myself included in that) here is the link right to the Tutorials page.

CNC Software

Posted: January 20, 2013 by kwood94xj in CNC

Today we are trying out some of the various CNC control software out there. I use both Linux and Windows depending on what needs to be done. I prefer Linux for many reasons but its stability is the most important benefit in this case. I have installed LinuxCNC and I am quite impressed with it. It has a great config GUI for setting up each axis of your mill. It also surprisingly easy to use. We are looking forward to running this great software when our Mill is complete.


LinuxCNC                   LinuxCNC1

Design Thoughts

Posted: January 16, 2013 by kwood94xj in CNC

Looking into ways to link the motors to the X,Y,Z axises. Originally thinking to use 3/8-12 stainless threaded rod and 2 nuts to reduce backlash. It should work but it may wear out quickly. Acme threaded rod is much better. DumpsterCNC carries anti backlash nuts at a reasonable price. The rod itself is on the pricey side at $20/ft. so we may start with SS threaded rod and upgrade to the acme rod later.

DIY CNC Resources

Posted: January 16, 2013 by kwood94xj in CNC

We have been scouring the web for information on DIY CNC machines. Tonight we came across CNC Zone. This a great forum with TONS of useful information. If your a veteran Machinist or just getting started this is the place to go.