Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting
Home manufacturing tutorial for robot builders, model makers, and other hobbyists
Copyright (C) 2013 by Michal Zalewski (lcamtuf@coredump.cx)

Table of contents:

1. Introduction

A quick overview of what this guide has to offer to DIYers looking for a CNC mill - and to those who have already settled on low-cost 3D printing or any other rapid prototyping technology out there.

2. Setting up a CNC mill

Pointers for selecting a low-cost, hobbyist-friendly CNC mill, stocking up on tools, and keeping the whole setup in great condition for many years to come.

3. Mastering CAD and CAM

Tips for finding the right CAD and CAM software - plus a quick but in-depth tutorial on three-dimensional modeling.

4. Resin casting and you

Advanced, workshop-safe methods of producing durable, high-performance parts of almost any kind - from tough rubbers to bullet-stopping composites.

5. Essential parts for robot builders

Advice on how to build a library of prefabricated components for all sorts of electromechanical work.

6. Practical part geometries

A no-nonsense primer on mechanical engineering, gear design, and power transmission layouts.

7. Workshop safety topics

The sort of things you probably need to know to avoid setting yourself on fire.

8. Closing notes

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