We are very lucky to have Rich Loen on board to delve into the makings of your own CNC machine.
Note: Rich will also bring a small CNC mill he made for carving names into hockey pucks - and if you’re lucky, you can get your name carved into a puck during the event!
Rich Loen (https://Loen.Design) has built many CNC machines including routers, mills, and cutters. He’ll share the knowledge he’s gained both building CNC machines from scratch, and converting metal-working mills to CNC.
Rich will cover:
Hardware options - machine frame, linear bearings, ball-screws, belt drives
Electronics - stepper motors, servos, drivers, power supplies, control interfaces like smooth steppers, G540, Planet CNC hardware.
Spindle options - routers, air/Water cooled spindles, high-speed spindles
Control Software - Mach3, Linux CNC, PlanetCNC, etc.
Design Software - Fusion 360, Vectric V-Carve Pro, Other options
Suppliers of hardware and software
Rich will be joined by Chris Manning (@silver_hand), a local watch maker and silver smith with years of CNC lathe and mill experience.
Rich Loen is an Ottawa engineer, woodworker and artist. He’s the founder of InGenius Software, a local high-tech firm, as well as many other Ottawa software and hardware companies, since graduating from Carleton University in 1985.
You can find Rich at
Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/user/RichLoen.