Design for CNC

Furniture Projects and Fabrication Technique

Author: Gary Rohrbacher,Anne Filson,Anna Kaziunas France,Bill Young

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457187388

Category: House & Home

Page: 344

View: 2957

Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs. Through their AtFAB series of projects, accompanied by an overview of digital techniques and design thinking, this book introduces the knowledge and skills that you'll find widely applicable across all kinds of CNC projects. Not only will you learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of projects, you'll have some great furniture to show for it! While 3D printing has been grabbing headlines, high school, college, library, and other public makerspaces have been making things with CNC machines. With a CNC router, you can cut parts from strong, tactile, durable materials like wood. Once you have your design and material, you can set up your job and let it run. When it's done, you can put the project together for an heirloom of your own. While 3D printing can make exciting things with complex designs, CNCs are the digital workhorses that produce large-scale, long-lasting objects.

Getting Started with 3D Carving

Five Step-by-Step Projects to Launch You on Your Maker Journey

Author: Zach Kaplan

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680450956

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 1267

3D printing has been the hot topic in the maker world for years now, but there's another type of desktop manufacturing that's become the go-to choice for anyone who needs durable results fast. Instead of slowly depositing layers of plastic, a 3D carver starts with a solid block of material and carves it away using a rotating metal bit. It's faster than 3D printing, offers a wider choice of materials, and creates durable, permanent parts that look great. This book covers the basics of designing and making things with a 3D carver, and gives you several projects you can build yourself including a guitar, clock, earrings, and even a skateboard.

Getting Started with CNC

Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers

Author: Edward Ford

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183323

Category: Computers

Page: 166

View: 8066

Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for--and working with--affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.

PlyDesign

73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods)

Author: Philip Schmidt

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427252

Category: House & Home

Page: 319

View: 5798

Seventy-three projects using plywood and similar materials to create tables, boxes, shelves, and other functional objects.

Getting Started with MakerBot

Author: Bre Pettis,Anna Kaziunas France,Jay Shergill

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338658

Category: Computers

Page: 213

View: 4854

Provides information on using the MakerBot printer to creat a wide variety of 3D objects.

Modern Leatherwork for Makers

Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing

Author: Tim Deagan

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680453173

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 238

View: 5772

Take leather crafting into the 21st century with this complete guide that marries traditional skills to the latest CNC and 3D printing technologies. Learn how to start making your own leather creations with traditional tools, and then take them to incredible new levels with digital design techniques. Leatherworking is one of humankind's oldest skills and remains a fun and exciting way to make great-looking wearables, accessories, and cosplay items. 3D printers and even hobbyist-class CNC machines have created fantastic new opportunities for new directions in this popular hobby. The book is perfect for makers new to leatherworking, as well as experienced leatherworkers who want to understand how to integrate new digital fabrication tools into their workbench. Written by an experienced leatherworker and programmer, this is a resource that makers will turn to again and again. Highlights: First comprehensive reference on applying digital design techniques to leatherwork Provides both a reference manual and a project guide Includes traditional techniques like cutting, stamping, tooling and dyeing leather Introduces novices and experienced leatherworkers to cutting-edge digital tools Every project has been real-world tested Opens up exciting new project areas for makers This book provides valuable reference and how-to information for makers interested in leatherworking but who have no prior experience, for experienced leatherworkers who want to extend their knowledge to include new digital tools, and for 3D printing and CNC enthusiasts who want to include a new material in their repertoire. Leatherworking is a hobby that is enjoyed by a wide range of people from middle school through adulthood and can be incorporated into a variety of other kinds of projects, from clothing design and costuming to carrying cases and furniture.

Guerilla Furniture Design

How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials

Author: Will Holman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123031

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 3754

Build stylish and functional furniture from salvaged materials. This innovative guide presents dozens of strategies for upcycling scrap cardboard, metal, plastic, or wood into dependable shelving units, sturdy tables, and fun lamps. With directions for 35 easy and inexpensive projects that include a Cardboard Cantilever Chair, a License Plate Bowl, a Conduit Coatrack, and much more, you'll be inspired to start filling your home with unique high-style furniture that makes sense for both your wallet and the environment.

CNC Milling for Makers

Basics - Techniques - Applications

Author: Christian Rattat

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983044

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 294

View: 2907

Until fairly recently, machining has been a high-cost manufacturing technique available only to large corporations and specialist machine shops. With today’s cheaper and more powerful computers, CNC milling and 3D printing technology has become practical, affordable, and accessible to just about anyone.

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Tabletop CNC machines are every hobbyist’s dream, providing the tools needed to cut and shape materials such as glass, wood, plastics, and aluminum.

In CNC Milling for Makers, author Christian Rattat explains how CNC technology works and he walks you through the entire milling process: starting with a blank piece of material, Rattat takes you step by step through to a finished product.

Rattat offers advice on selecting and purchasing the best machine for your own particular needs. He also demonstrates how to assemble a machine from a kit and explains all the steps required to mill your first project. Moving past the basics, Rattat introduces a variety of cutting tools and provides hands-on examples of how to use them to mill a wide variety of materials.


Make

3D Printing

Author: Anna Kaziunas France

Publisher: Make Books

ISBN: 9781457182938

Category: Computers

Page: 213

View: 3493

Provides a guide to three-dimensional printers, covering such topics as how to choose the right printer, finding the appropriate software, and includes a showcase of printed projects.

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

View: 9542

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

Making Things Talk

Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects

Author: Tom Igoe

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596510519

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 6357

Provides instructions for building a variety of projects that are able to communicate with one another, including a video game controlled by a stuffed monkey and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.

Make: 3D Printing

The Essential Guide to 3D Printers

Author: Anna Kaziunas France

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183544

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 1509

The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic. Based on articles and projects from MAKE's print and online publications, this book arms you with everything you need to know to understand the exciting but sometimes confusing world of 3D Printing.

Modern Woodworking

Author: Willis H. Wagner,Clois E. Kicklighter

Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher

ISBN: 9781590702543

Category: House & Home

Page: 157

View: 1920

- Scope of the book includes coverage of residential construction applications, cabinetmaking, and basic furniture making.- Introduces characteristics and safe practices for various hand tools, power tools, large woodworking machines, and automated industrial machines.

Prefab Architecture

A Guide to Modular Design and Construction

Author: Ryan E. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470880463

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 6210

"Prefab Architecture . . . is beyond theory, and beyond most of what we think we know about pods, containers, mods, and joints. This book is more than 'Prefabrication 101.' It is the Joy of Cooking writ large for the architecture and construction industries." —From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIA THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON PREFAB ARCHITECTURE FOR ARCHITECTS AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS Written for architects and related design and construction professionals, Prefab Architecture is a guide to off-site construction, presenting the opportunities and challenges associated with designing and building with components, panels, and modules. It presents the drawbacks of building in situ (on-site) and demonstrates why prefabrication is the smarter choice for better integration of products and processes, more efficient delivery, and realizing more value in project life cycles. In addition, Prefab Architecture provides: A selected history of prefabrication from the Industrial Revolution to current computer numerical control, and a theory of production from integrated processes to lean manufacturing Coverage on the tradeoffs of off-site fabrication including scope, schedule, and cost with the associated principles of labor, risk, and quality Up-to-date products featuring examples of prefabricated structure, enclosure, service, and nterior building systems Documentation on the constraints and execution of manufacturing, factory production, transportation, and assembly Dozens of recent examples of prefab projects by contemporary architects and fabricators including KieranTimberlake, SHoP Architects, Office dA, Michelle Kaufmann, and many others In Prefab Architecture, the fresh approaches toward creating buildings that accurately convey ature and expanded green building methodologies make this book an important voice for adopting change in a construction industry entrenched in traditions of the past.

Rob|Arch 2012

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design

Author: Sigrid Brell-Cokcan,Johannes Braumann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709114659

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 313

View: 392

This volume collects about 20 contributions on the topic of robotic construction methods. It is a proceedings volume of the robarch2012 symposium and workshop, which will take place in December 2012 in Vienna. Contributions will explore the current status quo in industry, science and practitioners. The symposium will be held as a biennial event. This book is to be the first of the series, comprising the current status of robotics in architecture, art and design.

Concrete Countertops

Design, Forms, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586806

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 1411

This book reinvents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Concrete Countertops is an essential book for architects, homeowners and contractors who want to learn how to design, form, mix, pour, color, trowel, inlay and finish decorative concrete countertops. Homeowners will be inspired by the 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life.

Integral Mechanical Attachment

A Resurgence of the Oldest Method of Joining

Author: Robert W. Messler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080461410

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 8810

Integral Mechanical Attachment, highlights on one of the world’s oldest technologies and makes it new again. Think of buttons and toggles updated to innovative snaps, hooks, and interlocking industrial parts. Mechanical fasteners have been around as long as mankind, but manufacturers of late have been re-discovering their quick, efficient and fail proof advantages when using them as interlocking individual components as compared with such traditional means of joining materials like welding, soldering, gluing and using nuts bolts, rivets and other similar devices. For many years, it has been virtually impossible to find a single-source reference that provides an overview of the various categories of fastening systems and their various applications. Design engineers should find this book to be an invaluable source of detailed, illustrated information on how such fasteners work, and how they can save time and money. Students, too, will find this book to be extremely useful for courses in mechanical design, machine design, product development and other related areas where fastening and joining subjects are taught. This will be the first reference book to come along in many years that will fully illustrate the major classes of integral mechanical fasteners, replete with examples of typical assembly and ideas and suggestions for further research. * Covers all major techniques for integral mechanical attachment within the context of other types of joining including chemical (adhesive) bonding, melting and solidification (welding, soldering, brazing), and mechanical joining (fasteners and part features) * Includes specific chapters for particular attachment considerations by materials type, including metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood, and masonry * Provides unique coverage of mechanical/electrical connections for reliable contact and use

Valve Handbook 3rd Edition

Author: Philip Skousen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743901

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 8281

Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of valves for the process industry Revised to include details on the latest technologies, Valve Handbook, Third Edition, discusses design, performance, selection, operation, and application. This updated resource features a new chapter on the green technology currently employed by the valve industry, as well as an overview of the major environmental global standards that process plants are expected to meet. The book also contains new information on: Valves used in the wastewater industry Applying emergency shutdown (ESO) valves Recent changes to shutoff classifications Valves specified for the nuclear industry The procurement process for the Nuclear Stamp (N-Stamp) The emergence of wireless technology and its application to current smart technology Characteristics of high-performance hydraulic fluid Valve Handbook, Third Edition, covers: Valve selection criteria Manual valves Check valves Pressure relief valves Control valves Manual operators and actuators Smart valves and positioners Valve and actuator sizing Green valve technology and application Common valve problems Valve purchasing issues

The Nature and Art of Workmanship

Author: David Pye

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713689310

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 6551

This is one of the classic books on craftsmanship and design. Init, David Pye explores the meaning of skill and its relationship todesign and manufacture. Cutting through a century of fuzzythinking, he proposes a new theory of making based on the concept ofgood workmanship and shows how it imparts all-important diversity toour visual environment.

Woodworking with the Router

Professional Router Techniques and Jigs Any Woodworker Can Use

Author: Bill Hylton,William H. Hylton

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781565234383

Category: Routers (Tools)

Page: 384

View: 4279

Still the undisputed champion of router how-to books, all that and more is covered in this expanded, thoroughly revised and updated edition. Hundreds of large, clear photos and drawings - now in full colour - show you everything you need to know about using a router productively and safely. The information is specific, tested and accurate, making this crackerjack manual almost as indispensable as the router itself! More than 10 years after its original publication, Woodworking With the Router remains the most highly regarded - and best-selling - router manual available. Clear, comprehensive and readable, it's packed with the techniques and tricks you'll need to unleash your router's incredible potential.