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Is OpenSCAD to CNC possible?

RobWLakes
OpenSCAD has been a brilliant tool to indulge my design/construct. or just
plain hack, yearnings. A big "Thank you" to the people who get under the
bonnet and improve it to the standard it is today.  Though its shortcomings
maybe many at the fringes of its performance, for every day user like me, I
find it just an amazing tool. However before 3-D Printing, one of the other
machines that have fascinated me for years was the 3-D Milling machines.

To that end I have bought and built a cheapish (~$290Au) aluminium engraving
machine.  While it is very basic in design, it has all the things that I
wanted to put together 20yrs ago, in a complete package.  It has an Arduino
UNO running GRBL , and  I have successfully had some dry runs of test
patterns through  LinuxCNC.

To cut this long story short, is there a way to use openSCAD as the design
tool to produce the GRBL file?  Or if anyone else is competent in OpenSCAD
and also CAD milling, what is a practical way to achieve some of the design
convenience in OpenSCAD in the other world of 3-D Milling? Is there a
preferred pathway? Any suggestions in the way of software, or online
tutorials, to get me started would be much appreciated.

Cheers, and thanks in advance, Rob

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Re: Is OpenSCAD to CNC possible?

nophead
I use OpenSCAD with PyCAM to generate gcode that I feed to LinuxCNC to drive my CNC router that is connected to a PC parallel port. It should work with GRBL as well.

On 4 September 2017 at 23:24, RobWLakes <[hidden email]> wrote:
OpenSCAD has been a brilliant tool to indulge my design/construct. or just
plain hack, yearnings. A big "Thank you" to the people who get under the
bonnet and improve it to the standard it is today.  Though its shortcomings
maybe many at the fringes of its performance, for every day user like me, I
find it just an amazing tool. However before 3-D Printing, one of the other
machines that have fascinated me for years was the 3-D Milling machines.

To that end I have bought and built a cheapish (~$290Au) aluminium engraving
machine.  While it is very basic in design, it has all the things that I
wanted to put together 20yrs ago, in a complete package.  It has an Arduino
UNO running GRBL , and  I have successfully had some dry runs of test
patterns through  LinuxCNC.

To cut this long story short, is there a way to use openSCAD as the design
tool to produce the GRBL file?  Or if anyone else is competent in OpenSCAD
and also CAD milling, what is a practical way to achieve some of the design
convenience in OpenSCAD in the other world of 3-D Milling? Is there a
preferred pathway? Any suggestions in the way of software, or online
tutorials, to get me started would be much appreciated.

Cheers, and thanks in advance, Rob

<http://forum.openscad.org/file/t1180/IMG_20170611_112902.jpg>
Partly built a month ago....



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Re: Is OpenSCAD to CNC possible?

RobWLakes

Excellent!! Thank you, I will give that a try.

Thank you for the prompt reply, this group is "Ace!".

Rob


On 05/09/17 08:35, nop head wrote:
I use OpenSCAD with PyCAM to generate gcode that I feed to LinuxCNC to drive my CNC router that is connected to a PC parallel port. It should work with GRBL as well.

On 4 September 2017 at 23:24, RobWLakes <[hidden email]> wrote:
OpenSCAD has been a brilliant tool to indulge my design/construct. or just
plain hack, yearnings. A big "Thank you" to the people who get under the
bonnet and improve it to the standard it is today.  Though its shortcomings
maybe many at the fringes of its performance, for every day user like me, I
find it just an amazing tool. However before 3-D Printing, one of the other
machines that have fascinated me for years was the 3-D Milling machines.

To that end I have bought and built a cheapish (~$290Au) aluminium engraving
machine.  While it is very basic in design, it has all the things that I
wanted to put together 20yrs ago, in a complete package.  It has an Arduino
UNO running GRBL , and  I have successfully had some dry runs of test
patterns through  LinuxCNC.

To cut this long story short, is there a way to use openSCAD as the design
tool to produce the GRBL file?  Or if anyone else is competent in OpenSCAD
and also CAD milling, what is a practical way to achieve some of the design
convenience in OpenSCAD in the other world of 3-D Milling? Is there a
preferred pathway? Any suggestions in the way of software, or online
tutorials, to get me started would be much appreciated.

Cheers, and thanks in advance, Rob

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Re: Is OpenSCAD to CNC possible?

RobWLakes
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https://github.com/SebKuzminsky/pycam/releases

This link is a more up to date version.  I had trouble all day to install it, this one worked, Ver6 (on Ubuntu Mate 16.04.3 LTS)

Cheers yet to try it so let's see what it does.

Cheers, Rob

On 05/09/17 08:35, nop head wrote:
I use OpenSCAD with PyCAM to generate gcode that I feed to LinuxCNC to drive my CNC router that is connected to a PC parallel port. It should work with GRBL as well.

On 4 September 2017 at 23:24, RobWLakes <[hidden email]> wrote:
OpenSCAD has been a brilliant tool to indulge my design/construct. or just
plain hack, yearnings. A big "Thank you" to the people who get under the
bonnet and improve it to the standard it is today.  Though its shortcomings
maybe many at the fringes of its performance, for every day user like me, I
find it just an amazing tool. However before 3-D Printing, one of the other
machines that have fascinated me for years was the 3-D Milling machines.

To that end I have bought and built a cheapish (~$290Au) aluminium engraving
machine.  While it is very basic in design, it has all the things that I
wanted to put together 20yrs ago, in a complete package.  It has an Arduino
UNO running GRBL , and  I have successfully had some dry runs of test
patterns through  LinuxCNC.

To cut this long story short, is there a way to use openSCAD as the design
tool to produce the GRBL file?  Or if anyone else is competent in OpenSCAD
and also CAD milling, what is a practical way to achieve some of the design
convenience in OpenSCAD in the other world of 3-D Milling? Is there a
preferred pathway? Any suggestions in the way of software, or online
tutorials, to get me started would be much appreciated.

Cheers, and thanks in advance, Rob

<http://forum.openscad.org/file/t1180/IMG_20170611_112902.jpg>
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Re: Is OpenSCAD to CNC possible?

William Adams-2
Another option here is to export to a DXF and use a traditional CAM program --- also the STL files which pyCAM accepts can be used by other 3D CAM programs. List of options here:


William


On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Rob Ward <[hidden email]> wrote:

https://github.com/SebKuzminsky/pycam/releases

This link is a more up to date version.  I had trouble all day to install it, this one worked, Ver6 (on Ubuntu Mate 16.04.3 LTS)

Cheers yet to try it so let's see what it does.

Cheers, Rob

On 05/09/17 08:35, nop head wrote:
I use OpenSCAD with PyCAM to generate gcode that I feed to LinuxCNC to drive my CNC router that is connected to a PC parallel port. It should work with GRBL as well.

On 4 September 2017 at 23:24, RobWLakes <[hidden email]> wrote:
OpenSCAD has been a brilliant tool to indulge my design/construct. or just
plain hack, yearnings. A big "Thank you" to the people who get under the
bonnet and improve it to the standard it is today.  Though its shortcomings
maybe many at the fringes of its performance, for every day user like me, I
find it just an amazing tool. However before 3-D Printing, one of the other
machines that have fascinated me for years was the 3-D Milling machines.

To that end I have bought and built a cheapish (~$290Au) aluminium engraving
machine.  While it is very basic in design, it has all the things that I
wanted to put together 20yrs ago, in a complete package.  It has an Arduino
UNO running GRBL , and  I have successfully had some dry runs of test
patterns through  LinuxCNC.

To cut this long story short, is there a way to use openSCAD as the design
tool to produce the GRBL file?  Or if anyone else is competent in OpenSCAD
and also CAD milling, what is a practical way to achieve some of the design
convenience in OpenSCAD in the other world of 3-D Milling? Is there a
preferred pathway? Any suggestions in the way of software, or online
tutorials, to get me started would be much appreciated.

Cheers, and thanks in advance, Rob

<http://forum.openscad.org/file/t1180/IMG_20170611_112902.jpg>
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