Using Your Stepcraft CNC with a Mac

By Erick Royer We get asked the question, "Can I use my Mac with a Stepcraft CNC?" The answer is Yes! While we do not have native Mac software, there are two methods that you can use: PARALLELS You can install Parallels software on your Mac, which runs as a windows emulator.  The software is [...]

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Optimal Settings for Cutting Aluminum on a STEPCRAFT CNC System

Aluminum can be a challenging material to cut on a CNC router system as there are a lot of factors that come in to play, including tool selection, feed rate, RPM, mounting your material, and chip clearance to name a few. In this article, I will cover each and walk you through the optimal settings [...]

By | 2017-05-27T15:18:44+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Optimal Settings for Cutting Aluminum on a STEPCRAFT CNC System

Speeds, Feeds, RPM and Depth Per Pass. Starting points for wood on a STEPCRAFT CNC System

We get a lot of questions from customers asking about the optimal speeds and feeds, RPM and depth per pass for STEPCRAFT machines when working with wood.  Like with many things related to CNC, there is a lot of trial and error to find the optimal settings for your given machine, material and bit (end mill) [...]

By | 2017-05-27T15:18:44+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Speeds, Feeds, RPM and Depth Per Pass. Starting points for wood on a STEPCRAFT CNC System