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Design for CNC by Anne Filson, Anna Kaziunas France, Gary Rohrbacher

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Chapter 3. 3D Model to 2D Parts

Transforming a virtual object on the screen into a physical object in the real world might be the most exhilarating, empowering part of designing for CNC. While getting from design concept to 3D model to fabrication doesn’t yet happen at the push of a button, there are good practices that ensure a smooth process and beautifully crafted results. Digital craftsmanship begins well before you turn on the CNC router—it starts with your CAD model.

From Design to Fabrication

When you’re in the early phases of developing a design, either in your sketchbook or digital file, it makes sense to work freely so your ideas flow easily onto paper or screen. As your design begins to solidify into a well-defined concept, you’re ...

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