software. The web page is in multiple
MillWizard is CAD/CAM CNC
software. Produced by Delcam, one of
the world’s leading developers and
suppliers of such software for the 3-D
design. See also: www.delcam.com
Delft Spline Systems/DeskProto
3-D software for CNC machines.
This is an informational site for
people wanting to build a desktop CNC
machine. I particularly liked the
comparison tables about CNC desktop
mills, lathes, routers, and software.
CNC mini mills and lathes based on
Sherline products — complete and
Plans and basic starter kits for
building your own CNC router. Their
“CNC package” includes three stepper
motors, stepper motor controller
electronics, and assorted hardware
(minus the case).
Home Build Hobby
Plans for a CNC plotter, hardware,
and software. Includes a forum and
many other useful resources.
International Sales & Marketing
Importer of the German-made
Prazi precision mill and lathe. Check
their web page for a list of dealers.
Many CNC System/EasyCut
Makers and sellers of CNC routers
and 3-D engravers, from 12 x 12
inches to 108 x 60 inches.
Makers of desktop CNC mills and
Desktop mills and lathes, as well as
full-size production machines. Stepper
motors, servo motors, and motor
controllers for CNC.
MicroProto is the “CNC branch” of
TAIG Tools — makers of precision
desktop lathes and mills. The standard
TAIG is manually operated; MicroProto
adds stepper motors and control
circuits so that you can control your
machine from a computer. It’s available
with or without the SuperCam software
from Super Tech & Associates.
Minitech manufactures and sells
desktop CNC mills, lathes, and routers.
Middle to high-end models are
FIGURE 2. DesktopCNC provides information on DIY CNC machines.
Next Wave Automation
Affordable three-axis CNC routers.
A unique feature of the company’s
product line is that parts are
interchangeable between the versions.
You can start out with a basic model
and upgrade it using most of the
Nick Carter’s TAIG Lathe Pages
Informational site on TAIG lathes.
From the site: “Welcome to my pages
devoted to the TAIG lathe. Since buying
one over five years ago, I have become
increasingly enthusiastic about the
TAIG lathe, its economy, capability, and
overall style. The TAIG lathe is especially
good if you are a novice to metalworking
and seek to learn the basics without a
large investment of money and space.
It is my hope that these pages are a
useful resource for all TAIG users.”
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