RCFoamCutter - The Software

There are 3 options to run our machines:

1. Using the old PC printer port - this option will only work on WinXP or Win7 32 bit OS

2. Using USB adapter UC100 -  The adapter will work with Win7 64 bit, Win8 and win10
3. Using Arduino with DevCNC-USB software  - 

4 Axis stepper motor driver board
WinXP or Win7 32 Bit
25 pin connctor
printer port

Mach3

Parallel Port

Left X motor
Left Y motor
Right X motor
Right Y motor

OR

4 Axis stepper motor driver board
Win7, Win8 , Win 10

Mach3

Mach3

Mach3

USB

USB

Mach3

USB

Left X motor
Left Y motor
Right X motor
Right Y motor
4 Axis stepper motor driver board
Win7, Win8 , Win 10

Mach3

USB

Mach3

DevCNC

USB

Left X motor
Left Y motor
Right X motor
Right Y motor

The Process & Software

Foam cutting requires 3 steps:

1. Design - 2D shapes - save in DXF format (R14 or 2000 are preferred)

2. Convert the DXF to G code - use DevFoam or other g code generation tools

In order to generate G code (convert DXF to G code in order to run the machine) we recommend using DevFoam - for straight cuts

and DevFoamPro for tapered shapes. Program can be found here www.devcad.com

3. To run the 4 axis hot wire machine, there are two options.

Option 1 - Using Mach3 available from www.machsupport.com 

                 If using WinXP or Win7 32 bit windows machine with an onboard parallel port, setup the program as in this link

                 If using Win7 64 bit, Win 8 or Win10, you will need to use the UC100 or an equivalent adapter, make sure to install all

                 the necessary driver and then setup mach3.

Option 2 - Using DevCNC available from www.devcad.com

                 Using DevCNC requires a different hardware package

DevFoam and DevFoamPro setup

Follow the step by step instructions in the video below

Machine Options

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