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Old 06-02-2015, 6:26 PM
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Default Finished CNC build, now looking for files :-)

I just finished building my CNC kit and I've been having some fun with it but now it's time to get serious. Does anyone have any known good files that they would care to share.

Mostly I'm looking for AR lowers to finish off some 80% receivers. I'd also like to find some files for both 1911's and Glocks.

I'd prefer the full model so that I can edit and play with some designs but I'll take what I can get. I have some stuff that I downloaded but I'd rather start out with files that someone has tested and knows that it works.


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Old 06-02-2015, 8:42 PM
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You dont need files. GCode is super easy to write if you are doing anything you can do on a manual mill.
You likely wont find any files because they will be machine specific (feeds, speeds, cutter radius offsets w G41 or G42).
I can help you with the basic GCode if you have a blueprint.

What controller are you using?
I ask because you can make use of sub routines that are controller specific. This will allow you to define a tool path and call it multiple times to save on size and make it more readable.

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You dont need files. GCode is super easy to write if you are doing anything you can do on a manual mill.
You likely wont find any files because they will be machine specific (feeds, speeds, cutter radius offsets w G41 or G42).
I can help you with the basic GCode if you have a blueprint.

What controller are you using?
I ask because you can make use of sub routines that are controller specific. This will allow you to define a tool path and call it multiple times to save on size and make it more readable.
Probably not something you have used lol. I'm using a PiBot controller which is running GRBL on a Arduino based board, at least for right now. I'm building a LinuxCNC controller that I hope to switch over to in the next month or so.
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http://www.klstottlemyer.com/klstott...awing_etc.html

http://www.biggerhammer.net/ar15/


Like this? or actual code?
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Im familiar with LinuxCNC. I control my DIY CNC (G0463 mill) with it and run LinuxCNC Pure Simulator in a VM to test out gcode and tool paths. The drive (either stepper or servo) doesnt matter.

Ive looked at your previous posts, and I can say you will have some challenges. It not ideal, but I think you can do it with poly lowers. You will need a vice, or some way to hold the work piece. Since you will likely use a small cutter, you will want to get familiar with G02 and G03 commands. These cut arcs and will be used to get the proper radii in the FC pocket.

For G02/G03 commands, I usually use arcbuddy (look for arcbuddy.py). Its a python script that you can keep on the desktop of LinuxCNC to help calculate the G02/G03 command to use.
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