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

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Foreword

Who would guess that a book titled Design for CNC is actually a how-to about thriving in the new economy and, at a broader level, changing society to be more democratic and sustainable?

Computer numerical control (CNC) turns a design on a computer into instructions that are sent to an automated tool. If you have ever clicked the Print button on your computer and sent a document to a laser printer, you know what it’s like to see a picture on your screen turn into a physical object in the world. A CNC router is like a laser printer, but it can make the parts for a chair, or a table, or a bookshelf, out of a plain sheet of plywood. And if you have ever assembled IKEA furniture, you understand how a flat box filled with pieces of particleboard ...

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