When using CNCs, there are several new skills and techniques to learn. For example, holding and aligning a board for precision cutting may sound simple but it’s an ongoing challenge for woodworkers using a CNC.
CNC machines come in many sizes, configurations, with features and different levels of precision and price. Prices have dropped rapidly the last few years, but even a small CNC machine is a considered purchase for a hobbyist or professional.
The real secret of getting the most out of a CNC? It’s all about CAD. The machines are obviously important but the limits of what you can ultimately do is all about what you can create in CAD software. Once you’re comfortable with a new process and a few new techniques, CAD is the path …
CAM software is what you use to program the machine to do the things you want it to do. It’s that transition from drawing to machining.
The real secret of getting the most out of a CNC? It’s all about CAD.