Convert Image to Gcode

Discussion in 'CNC Art Requests' started by SignTorch, 12/17/16.

  1. SignTorch

    SignTorch Artist

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    Vidor, TX
    gcode is a series of instructions that tell a cnc machine what to do

    you have to use CAM software to import clipart and generate your own gcode that is appropriate for your machine, material and tooling - the CAM software compensates for the bit diameter and allows you to specify such parameters as feedrate, rpm, pass depth and so forth for each cutting operation - depth is based on wherever you plan to reference Z zero - coordinates are based on wherever you set the work origin

    then you open that gcode in your machine controller and hit start - then the machine runs the gcode

    gcode that works for one person won't usually work for any other - no two people use the same machine, same material, same tools, and settings

    so no one shares clip art or cnc projects in gcode format

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