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bakersman
01-18-2007, 01:55 PM
Hi guys!

I need your help. I am busy building a 4 axis wire foam cutting machine based on Cheap foam cutter(thread on this forum if I'm not mistaken) http://www.homecnc.org/index.php/Cheap_Foam_Cutter

The PC interface will be David Andersons's DIY 4 axis board on pminmo (http://pminmo.com/4axis/4axisinterface.htm) and the controller will be the PICStep controller on fromorbit (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!

Ciao!

bakersman
01-18-2007, 01:59 PM
Hi guys!

I need your help. I am busy building a 4 axis wire foam cutting machine based on the Cheap foam cutter on this forum.
My PC interface : David Andersons's DIY 4 axis board on pminmo
My stepper control will be : PICStep on fromorbit

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!

Ciao!


(BTW: I have no idea what happened to the first post in this thread. So I am posting it again as a reply.)