CNC Basics – What You Need To Get Started



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CNC Routers for Hobbyists can be intimidating! In this video, I’ll cover all the CNC basics that you must know before being able to run the machine. This includes CAD, CAM, Feeds and Speeds, Toolpaths, G-code, and setting up the machine.
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TIMESTAMPS
0:00 – CNC basics overview
0:39 – 3 common steps
1:13 – What is CAD?
2:00 – 3 different cutting strategies
3:05 – What is CAM?
4:11 – Speed and Feed explained
5:04 – What is a toolpath?
6:20 – What is G-Code?
7:24 – Getting the g-code to the machine
7:55 – Setting up the machine

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