I feel like I’m so far behind everyone else in the knowledge of all the programs and maker technology for 3d printing/cnc! I learned about manufacturing level cnc using Pro/E-Creo and a Hass Mill, but all of these open source programs are a different mind set. I’m trying to just dive in to it all and get learning, but its difficult taking little bits and pieces from this topic and that-not to mention everyone has a little different set up.
Background on where I am at:
Have my MPCNC put together, but haven’t hooked it up to the computer yet.
Used allted’s parts kit, printed my own parts on a Printrbot simple metal. Using Fusion 360 for my own designs, then Cura to print. Some kind of magic happens and it works wonderfully.
Have an Ox CNC put together and functioning, and hooked up to the computer. TinyG with Chilipeppr, and some JScut. Been semi succesful.
What I want to be able to do:
Design part in Fusion 360, then print on MPCNC
Design part in Fusion 360, mill with MPCNC.
For those unfamiliar with Fusion 360, the program will output STL’s. In fact, I can go to the file menu, and scroll down and click 3d print, and it sends it right to cura.
What I don’t understand:
How do I go from an STL, say something saved from thingiverse, to print with the MPCNC? I have this mental mind disconnect I can’t quite seem to put together the pieces.
Thanks for any advice you guys can offer.