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CNC template files; format?


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Anyone know what kinds of files are uploaded to CNC routers to machine stuff? 3-D CAD files? Are there any cross-platform file formats?

Are there any files available (free?) for various guitar bodies and/or necks?

I just noticed our machine shop at work has a CNC...hmmmm.....

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Anyone know what kinds of files are uploaded to CNC routers to machine stuff? 3-D CAD files? Are there any cross-platform file formats?

Are there any files available (free?) for various guitar bodies and/or necks?

I just noticed our machine shop at work has a CNC...hmmmm.....

B)B):DB):D:D:DB)B)

Most machines run of .nc files (which are made up of the g and m coding in there, among other commands). I don't know about cross-platform stuff: all my experience is with PCs.

What I did for programming CNC mills was to take a cad file, save it as an .sat file, drop it into MasterCAM, lay down the toolpaths, post the code as a .nc program, then take it to the machine to be run.

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