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

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

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

Mach3 CNC Configuration for 4 Axis TB6560 Parallel Port

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Mach3 is the software that turns your computer into a CNC machine controller. If you’ve found this page because you can’t get your machine to work then I hope this helps you. If after trying the settings I’ve used it … Continued

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