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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 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 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

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

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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