Builders Gallery

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Here are some CNC Foam Cutter built by fellow enthusiasts who have been kind enough to send pictures. As you can see you don’t have to follow my builds exactly or use the same materials. 3d printing is becoming a … Continued

How to use Jedicut G-Code with GRBL 4 Axis CNC Foam Cutter

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Jedicut is a free program that can be used with the USB CNC foam cutter build on this website. It only runs on Windows. I have made a full tutorial on making a swept-wing using Jedicut but this was configured … Continued

How to Build a USB Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter – Free eBook

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Would you like to build your own CNC hot wire foam cutter using 3d printer electronics? The pictures below are just a few of the RC models I’ve built with my CNC foam cutter. So why do I use a … Continued

How to choose Steppers Motors and Controllers for DIY CNC machines

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When I decided to build my first CNC machine I didn’t have any real idea what I needed to use for stepper motors or a CNC controller. I did quite a bit of research and was overwhelmed by the amount … Continued

OpenBuilds OX DIY CNC router from Ooznest

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This is the build log of the OpenBuilds OX CNC router from Ooznest. Having already built a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter I got the bug to build a CNC router.   I’ve used the controller with Mach3 and LinuxCNC that … Continued

Getting Started with DevFus Foam 2 – Hot Wire CNC Foam Fuselage

So you’ve made some wings with your Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter and wondered if you can make fuselages as well   I’ve been on that journey to and now I can share my knowledge and experience. I purchased DevFus Foam … Continued

How to build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter – Parallel Port Version

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This post details my original build which I’ve now updated with a new version. Here’s the link if you prefer to build the USB version https://www.rckeith.co.uk/how-to-build-a-usb-cnc-hot-wire-foam-cutter/ The parallel port has long since been discontinued but in 2019 it’s still a … Continued

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Detailed Build – Parallel Port Version

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My new CNC Foam Cutter design uses a USB interface so check this out first as it may be more suited to your requirements. https://www.rckeith.co.uk/how-to-build-a-usb-cnc-hot-wire-foam-cutter/ The new design can still use the parallel port if you prefer and the details … Continued

Free CNC software to make foam wings with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

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You’ve built your 4 axes CNC Foam Cutter and now you need some free CNC software to generate g-code for that foam wing. If you can afford it then buying software may be the way to go, but expect to … Continued

How to get started with a Linux CNC router

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Why use Linux CNC I suppose the obvious answer is that a Linux CNC router software is FREE  to use being Open Source. This post shows how to get the OX CNC router from OpenBuilds working with Linux CNC and a TB6560 CNC … Continued

RC Hawker Hurricane built with a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter

Why build a Hawker Hurricane in foam with a Hotwire CNC foam cutter? Well as you may have noticed on my website I’ve built a Hot Wire CNC foam cutter and built several flying wings. So I was thinking about … Continued

Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

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Why would I use free CNC software You’ve built your 4 Axis hot wire foam cutting machine or 3 Axis router and now you need some CNC software to control the machine. I often get questions through this website from … Continued

6 Solutions for Mach3 Obsolete Parallel Port Interface

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The parallel port has been discontinued on PC’s for several years now.  It was mainly used to connect a PC to a printer.  Mach3 was designed to use this port to send the step, direction pulse to the CNC controller … Continued

Anet A8 heated bed upgrade using ATX computer power supply

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Why upgrade the Anet A8 heated bed power supply I’ve upgraded my Anet A8 to use an ATX computer power supply(PSU) to power the heated bed.  Why would you need to do this?  The printer worked fine without it.  The … Continued

Anet A8 3D Printer why I choose it – not bad

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I finally decided to get an Anet A8 3D printer which complements my other CNC machines, the router and hot-wire foam cutter. It’s basically a copy of the Prusa i3 which cost a lot more. I’ve had mine sometime now and it’s one … Continued

TB6560 CNC spindle relay configuration for Mach3 or LinuxCNC

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TB6560 4 axis spindle relay configuration with Mach3 or LinuxCNC is fairly straightforward.   But it took me some time to figure out. So here’s how I got it to work. I wanted to be able to control my Katsu … Continued

Hot Wire CNC flying wing build details

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Here are the build details and some videos of my first hot wire flying wing made with my CNC foam cutter.  If you’d like to build a foam cutter then I have all the information here   http://www.rckeith.co.uk/cnc-hot-wire-foam-cutter/. I’ve called it … Continued

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Frequently Asked Questions

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I get quite a few questions from users all over the world most asking very similar questions so I thought I’d post the  most common questions and my answers here Can I use NEMA 17 steppers motors for the machine? … Continued

FPV Flying Wing

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FPV Flying Wing Build FPV (First Person View) if you don’t know is probably as near as you can get to real flying without being in one of those big simulators costing lots of money.  Basically you can see what … Continued

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