Design for CNC

Author: Gary Rohrbacher
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1457187388
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs. Through their AtFAB series of projects, accompanied by an overview of digital techniques and design thinking, this book introduces the knowledge and skills that you'll find widely applicable across all kinds of CNC projects. Not only will you learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of projects, you'll have some great furniture to show for it! While 3D printing has been grabbing headlines, high school, college, library, and other public makerspaces have been making things with CNC machines. With a CNC router, you can cut parts from strong, tactile, durable materials like wood. Once you have your design and material, you can set up your job and let it run. When it's done, you can put the project together for an heirloom of your own. While 3D printing can make exciting things with complex designs, CNCs are the digital workhorses that produce large-scale, long-lasting objects.

Getting Started with CNC

Author: Edward Ford
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1457183323
Format: PDF, Docs
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Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for--and working with--affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.

Getting Started with 3D Carving

Author: Zach Kaplan
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680450956
Format: PDF, Kindle
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3D printing has been the hot topic in the maker world for years now, but there's another type of desktop manufacturing that's become the go-to choice for anyone who needs durable results fast. Instead of slowly depositing layers of plastic, a 3D carver starts with a solid block of material and carves it away using a rotating metal bit. It's faster than 3D printing, offers a wider choice of materials, and creates durable, permanent parts that look great. This book covers the basics of designing and making things with a 3D carver, and gives you several projects you can build yourself including a guitar, clock, earrings, and even a skateboard.

Getting Started with MakerBot

Author: Bre Pettis
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449338658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on using the MakerBot printer to creat a wide variety of 3D objects.

PlyDesign

Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427252
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seventy-three projects using plywood and similar materials to create tables, boxes, shelves, and other functional objects.

Modern Leatherwork for Makers

Author: Tim Deagan
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680453173
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take leather crafting into the 21st century with this complete guide that marries traditional skills to the latest CNC and 3D printing technologies. Learn how to start making your own leather creations with traditional tools, and then take them to incredible new levels with digital design techniques. Leatherworking is one of humankind's oldest skills and remains a fun and exciting way to make great-looking wearables, accessories, and cosplay items. 3D printers and even hobbyist-class CNC machines have created fantastic new opportunities for new directions in this popular hobby. The book is perfect for makers new to leatherworking, as well as experienced leatherworkers who want to understand how to integrate new digital fabrication tools into their workbench. Written by an experienced leatherworker and programmer, this is a resource that makers will turn to again and again. Highlights: First comprehensive reference on applying digital design techniques to leatherwork Provides both a reference manual and a project guide Includes traditional techniques like cutting, stamping, tooling and dyeing leather Introduces novices and experienced leatherworkers to cutting-edge digital tools Every project has been real-world tested Opens up exciting new project areas for makers This book provides valuable reference and how-to information for makers interested in leatherworking but who have no prior experience, for experienced leatherworkers who want to extend their knowledge to include new digital tools, and for 3D printing and CNC enthusiasts who want to include a new material in their repertoire. Leatherworking is a hobby that is enjoyed by a wide range of people from middle school through adulthood and can be incorporated into a variety of other kinds of projects, from clothing design and costuming to carrying cases and furniture.

Guerilla Furniture Design

Author: Will Holman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Build stylish and functional furniture from salvaged materials. This innovative guide presents dozens of strategies for upcycling scrap cardboard, metal, plastic, or wood into dependable shelving units, sturdy tables, and fun lamps. With directions for 35 easy and inexpensive projects that include a Cardboard Cantilever Chair, a License Plate Bowl, a Conduit Coatrack, and much more, you’ll be inspired to start filling your home with unique high-style furniture that makes sense for both your wallet and the environment.

CNC Milling for Makers

Author: Christian Rattat
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681983044
Format: PDF
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Until fairly recently, machining has been a high-cost manufacturing technique available only to large corporations and specialist machine shops. With today’s cheaper and more powerful computers, CNC milling and 3D printing technology has become practical, affordable, and accessible to just about anyone.

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Tabletop CNC machines are every hobbyist’s dream, providing the tools needed to cut and shape materials such as glass, wood, plastics, and aluminum.

In CNC Milling for Makers, author Christian Rattat explains how CNC technology works and he walks you through the entire milling process: starting with a blank piece of material, Rattat takes you step by step through to a finished product.

Rattat offers advice on selecting and purchasing the best machine for your own particular needs. He also demonstrates how to assemble a machine from a kit and explains all the steps required to mill your first project. Moving past the basics, Rattat introduces a variety of cutting tools and provides hands-on examples of how to use them to mill a wide variety of materials.


Make

Author: Anna Kaziunas France
Publisher: Make Books
ISBN: 9781457182938
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides a guide to three-dimensional printers, covering such topics as how to choose the right printer, finding the appropriate software, and includes a showcase of printed projects.

Making Wood Signs

Author: Patrick Spielman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402705694
Format: PDF, ePub
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With more than 250,000 copies sold, this is the must-have manual for anyone who wants to make wood signs. Top woodworking author Patrick Spielman shares his expertise on all aspects of the craft, and hundreds of color photographs present the required techniques. “Very excellent, well-illustrated book. Will tell you all you need to know about how to make interesting and attractive signs.”—The Mallet.