How to build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter – DIY

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Why would you want to build a hot wire CNC foam cutter machine?  For me, it was a way to build wings and fuselages for RC aeroplanes that weren’t readily available. Doing it yourself (DIY) is not as hard as … Continued

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Detailed Build

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To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter machine just follow this post measure twice and cut once and you will have your own machine. This page has the build instructions, plans and cutting lists. The controller board and the stepper I’d … 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

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

Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Parts List

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To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter the main parts you’ll need are stepper motors, a controller board, power supply. The lists below are my recommended parts that are required to build a machine just like mine. As well … 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 4 axis 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 the board to work. I wanted to be able to control my … Continued

4 Axis CNC Configuration for TB6560 and Mach3

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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 still … Continued

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