Sunday, December 21, 2014

Free or inexpensive software to run CNC milling machine.

I'm looking for a free or inexpensive toolset of software to work with my DIY CNC machine.
I mean prepare gcode to control my CNC router.

I need:

1. CAD
For drawing a vector path for my CNC machine.

2. CAM
For convert vector path in gcode. Tool path.

I found this few projects:

This is a OpenSource software, cost only 10 pounds.

Program to convert images into halftone dots for cutting on CNC machine.

List of useful software
I don't have time to test it all.