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 – Parallel Port Version

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The full build details are now in the eBook which you can download from this website. It’s based on using a computer with a parallel port. Which are obsolete now but can still plentiful on eBay. This page has links … 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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