View Full Version : Need help with 4 axis foam cutting.

01-18-2007, 01:43 PM
Hi guys!

I need your help. I am busy building a 4 axis wire foam cutting machine based on http://www.homecnc.org/index.php/Cheap_Foam_Cutter
My PC interface : http://pminmo.com/4axis/4axisinterface.htm
My stepper control will be : http://www.fromorbit.com/projects/picstep/

Now. All I need is the software. I do not want to cut fuselages, wings, plane related parts. I want this for relatively simple forms for me to make LFCs from.

What software is available to interface with this board and the 4 steppers? That's not model aircraft related?
I preferably want to import a .dxf file and then cut from that, but that is not a prerequisite.

Sorry for the newby questions, but I see no use in me struggling for days on end, when you have talent sitting right here.

Thank you in advance guys!


02-14-2007, 05:38 PM

02-14-2007, 09:26 PM
hi bakersman, you need to look at deskcnc, it will do what you need. Ive used it to run my foamcutting business for 3 years now. there is a free demo. you need to purchase a control board in order to use the software with your machine tho, the board acts as a buffer and provides better pulse timing than the computer can. i think you can find it on www.imsrv.com if not on www.deskcnc.com. feel free to contact me with any questions im sure i can answer the foamcutting ones.

Ed Rees
E3 Foam

02-17-2007, 08:43 AM
Hi Ed, would you mind posting some pics of your production machines, products and shop? I always find it interesting to see how people from this site use self built machines to run a business.

Thanks... Norman