Let’s talk about routing aluminum. We’ve done a handful of aluminum projects on our machine but this was the big kahuna: Six sheets of 0.5 inch thick 6061.
Backups are a dreaded thing until you get on top of it. We have a simple but effective system and thought we’d share how simple it can be.
We recently upgraded our portable tool set – I was shocked to find that while both of my Porter Cable drill & driver had two magnetic tool holders each, the slick new DeWalt had no such feature on either tool. I went looking for solutions.
Super glue and painters tape makes for a wonderful residue-free, super-strong CNC fixturing method. See our guide on how to do this yourself with all the tools necessary.
Core77 published a great list of ways to lower the cost of your CNC parts. While they describe machining metals most all the concepts are applicable to other materials. We thought it was too good not to share
You're looking for a way to make your idea a reality. You can hire a designer to design and model it for you, but maybe you're on a budget or want to learn a new skill. We at Portland CNC are boot-strappers ourselves and have learned many ways to get something done cost-effectively.