HobbyCNC Links

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  • Fusion 360 by Autodesk. High-end, parametric driven CAD/CAM system with advanced g-code creation


  • LinuxCNC – Controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3d printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more..\
  • Mach3 – turns a typical computer into a CNC machine controller.
  • TurboCNC – G code interpreter.

G-Code generators

  • CamBam – An application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. CamBam has many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.
  • MeshCAM – CNC Software for Non-Machinists
  • Gcode Generating Software Utility – an easy to use program that generates G-Code.
  • DeskProto – a 3D CAM program for non-machinists. It can import STL files, calculate toolpaths and files for any brand of milling machine, 3-axis, 4-axis or 5-axis.

Foam Cutting

  • Gilles Muller Foam Cutting Software – targeted towards cutting wing cores, but allows to cut any complex shape such as a fuselage and letters.
  • Jedicut – free CNC software for CNC foam cutting board, allowing you to cut wings and fuselages.
  • FoamWorks Foam Cutting Software – CNC software specifically designed to drive a 4-axis hot wire foam cutter via the parallel port.


Maker and hobby sites
  • Maker Pro is devoted to helping makers build their skills through collaboration and expert advice.
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