[CNC] Mill introduction?

Sebastian Bachmann me at free-minds.net
Wed Aug 27 09:59:51 CEST 2014

sorry to hear that.
but we also have a laser cutter at the metalab ;)

when you speak from the cost side, i think that milling is quite more 
expensive, at least if you have no good CAM software.
otherwise you will need hours of setup, which you will not have when 
using the lasercutter.

I downloaded the test version of CamBAM lately and it seems to work 
quite fine for such jobs. the only thing i could not figure out yet is 
how to setup everything correctly, because at the moment i can generate 
gcode but it does not look the way i want it.
On the net i saw some guys (especially from the model making scene) who 
use mills instead of lasercutters - these guys also need this dxf -> 
gcode feature but i do not know what software they use.


On 2014-08-24 17:47, Anthony Douglas wrote:
> Thanks ANDREAS AND Sebastian for the offer, I need to leave vienna at
> the end of the month or so, though, so I will keep my eyes peeled for
> opportunities to learn the milling machine, otherwise I suppose I am
> confined to the laser cutter.  Fortunately I got an intro to that
> recently, the cost is a thing though when you are in starving artist
> mode...  Today I tried the laser cutter at happy lab but it promptly
> broke down on me, who knows when it will be fixed.
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