I have been working in the CNC field since 1984, and at that time a CNC milling machine was over a million dollars, and you had to hand code each line to produce a simple part. CAD/CAM was in its infancy, and very costly. Fast forward to today, and you can purchase all types of CNC machines; Plasma CNC, Laser CNC, CNC Router Tables, 3D Printers, and of course CNC Milling, and CNC Turning Machines.
Also, now you can purchase 2D or 3D CAD, and CAM software for a few hundred dollars. With this software, you can create simple to complex shapes using 2, 3, 4 or even five-axis CNC controls. Now coding is generated by CAM software, which has tool path simulation, and tool collision avoidance.
The internet has made the world a smaller place, and we have within our hands a smartphone that has more power than mainframe computers of the past decades.
We have laptop computers, smartphones, and just about everything is transforming itself into a personal workspace. We have rapid prototyping (3D printers), desktop waterjet machines, desktop CNC Lasers, Portable CNC Router Machines and small CNC Plasma Cutting Tables.
The focus of this site is “DesktopCNCMachines,” CNC machines with interchangeable heads for Routing, Laser Cutting, and Milling/Drilling Spindles. And, these machines, by their very definition, will fit on top of your desktop or work table.
Because of the internet, there is a tremendous opportunity for people to sell products, and services around the world or the corner. “DesktopCNCMachines” permit the prospective user, to embark on a journey of learning, and potential revenue generation. By employing their newly acquired CAD/CAM skills, and using their new Desktop CNC Machine, they can sell products or sell their time to produce parts for others.
“DesktopCNCMachines” small footprint, are ideal for basements, offices, or garage. They run off of standard 110 volts and do not require the user to purchase or rent space. “DesktopCNCMachines” provide a clear competitive advantage over those with large CNC Machines in a commercial building.
“DesktopCNCMachines” are ideal for hobbyists, prototypers, inventors, entrepreneurs, schools, and colleges too!
The Purpose of this Site:
This site is dedicated to supporting, selling, training and enhancing the “DesktopCNCMachines” user community.
CNC Machine Resources:
I compiled this list over a two month period, while I was designing the first “DesktopCNCMachine.” This list is in no way a comprehensive list. However, it is a researched list, that I used for the V1 design. Please send your links, with descriptions; I will review each link, and publish it, if it is unique. The link needs to add value to the community, and if posted, I will give you credit!
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