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CNC

One of the key uses of CAD software is to produce drawings that will be used to operate CNC machines. Whilst CNC technology has been around for decades, it’s still evolving nowadays, complementing new manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing. In recent years, Scan2CAD introduced support for G-code, making it easier to go from an initial raster image to a finished, machined product. In this category, we’ll cover some of the new innovations in the field of CNC, and how the technology can be used on the journey from an initial drawing into a finished end product.

One of the key uses of CAD software is to produce drawings that will be used to operate CNC machines. Whilst CNC technology has been around for decades, it’s still evolving nowadays, complementing new manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing. In recent years, Scan2CAD introduced support for G-code, making it easier to go from an initial raster image to a finished, machined product. In this category, we’ll cover some of the new innovations in the field of CNC, and how the technology can be used on the journey from an initial drawing into a finished end product.

laser cutting machine

How To Convert an Image for Laser Cutting

laser cutting machine

Any modern maker or manufacturer understands the growing importance of CNC laser engraving and cutting. What was once available as industry-grade tools are now getting released as affordable desktop machines. This makes laser cutting something that can be utilized by a…

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woman using computer desk

Compared: Best CNC Design Software

woman using computer desk

CAD is a crucial aspect of manufacturing and product development. Thankfully, solutions that enable you to design highly accurate models are readily available. In most cases, design has to be carried out before you even consider manufacturing. One of the most…

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Circular metal gasket - Convert gasket for CAD/CAM & CNC

How to Scan a Gasket and Convert to CAD

Circular metal gasket - Convert gasket for CAD/CAM & CNC

Gaskets are a fundamental part of any precision or industrial-grade machine. In essence, they are mechanical seals that serve as fillers between two disjointed but interconnecting parts of a machine or assembly. They make it possible for two mating surfaces that…

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Woman drawing paper pattern, girl in orange dress, black t-shirts on hangers

How To Digitize Apparel Patterns

Woman drawing paper pattern, girl in orange dress, black t-shirts on hangers

Hobbyist needleworkers and large clothing industries alike make use of digitized apparel patterns to accurately and quickly cut designs for prototyping. In the design and manufacturing processes, these apparel patterns are vital in duplicating and developing apparel designs. The use of…

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The Ox - Open Source CNC Machine

Build Your Own CNC Machine

The Ox - Open Source CNC Machine

CNC machines have been around for decades, with their history stretching back to the 1950s. In that time, they’ve transformed the way we manufacture things. They’ve also helped to democratize the process, providing a way for budding engineers and makers around…

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Nesting in Manufacturing

Nesting – Everything You Need to Know

Nesting in Manufacturing

As a raster-to-vector conversion software, Scan2CAD has applications across a wide range of fields. One of the most common uses of Scan2CAD, however, is the conversion of images for CNC machining purposes. With Scan2CAD, it’s easy to convert a raster image…

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CNC Machines Compared

CNC Machines Compared

CNC Machines Compared

CAD software goes hand in hand with CNC machining, enabling users to create a wealth of both industrial and creative products. CNC has become so ubiquitous and widespread—in the field of manufacturing and beyond—that it is unsurprising that a wide variety…

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