19661Re: CNC, what do I need, What do I do??
- Apr 3, 2008Richard
Have you checked out www.cnczone.com and for drives & motors you can
get a package from www.kelinginc.net he has great support, good
products at reasonable prices.You will prob have to make your own
brackets. Not to much programing going on anymore. Draw it in cad
send it to cam program and it converts it to G-code (the language to
run the mill) and basically your ready to go.
For controller you cant beat mach 3 (www.artofcnc.com)<software for
the computer to make it all work>.
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul" <pfrederick1@...> wrote:
> You could always join this Yahoo group:
> --- In email@example.com, "nutz2144" <nutz2144@> wrote:
> > Have a geared head HF Mill\drill. I am very adept at manual
> > but would like to "Learn" and convert my mill to a CNC, well,because
> > it would be cool, a learning experience, cool, would be able tomake
> > anything, cool, could use it for engraving, and did I mention itwould
> > be cool.. I know nothing, let me repeat that, "NOTHING" about CNCball
> > except I need a PC, which as a PC Tech I have many, some stepper
> > motors, what ever those are (some type of motor I'm guessing), and
> > other stuff. Oh yeah, I need a G-code or something too along with
> > screws??? Now I'm just sitting here thinking, "someone out therehas
> > to have a kit for these mills" Just make a few mounting bracketsto
> > get things to fit and throw it in and presto, CNC. I'm actuallymore
> > interested in learning the programming of CNC than the retrofitof the
> > machine at this point, so any help would be appreciated.
> > Thanks, Richard...
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