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.