Using Surfaces as the input geometry for toolpaths, the CNC router can precisely cut forms into a variety of materials. Many projects can be successfully executed this way. This section of the website will go through the necessary steps to get a surface-based project ready for the CNC router, bringing it from a CAD model to a CAM file .

This demonstration will cover the following content:

  • setting up a file for export from Rhino
  • importing a file into MasterCAM and preparing the workspace for toolpaths
  • Creating several different toolpath types:
    • Surface Rough > Pocket - clearing away most of the material from the surface
    • Surface Finish > Parallel - follow along a surface with successive parallel passes of the cutter to reveal the surface
  • Previewing the job

An example projects will be used to provide a practical demonstration of the tools.

Wooden Spoon