I'm somewhat desperate. I want to build the frame of a robot using finger joints.
I followed a tutorial from Sliptonic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mz6o9s ... gu&index=3), but he doesn't say a word about how to configure a tool/controller/Post processor.
The machine I will probably be using is an ML-W960 (it's from a fablab).
On this fablab's website, they say it only supports BMP, PLT, DST, DXF, AI and CDR files, so I'm not even sure I will be able to use my .ngc gcode.
They suggest using DXF files. I could export my document as a DXF, but then it wouldn't compensate for the kerf in the finger joints, and I couldn't use a dogbone dressup.
So I have two issues :
- How to configure a tool/controller/Post processor for laser cutting ?
- Can I output a DXF file instead of a gcode or how to make sure the machine will accept my gcode ?