Make: Design for CNC - PDF

Learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of CNC projects.

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This book introduces the knowledge and skills that you'll find widely applicable across all kinds of CNC projects. Not only will you learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of projects, you'll have some great furniture to show for it!

With Design for CNC, you’ll learn to:

  • Use software techniques for working in two and three dimensions
  • Design a 3D furniture piece made of flat parts
  • Reconcile the digital with the real and troubleshoot along the way
  • Master the principles of proper machining
  • Create your own furniture, including a stool and coffee table, chair and lounge chair, table, storage cabinet, and even a credenza!

    Meet the Authors

    Gary Rohrbacher is an architect, professor, and partner in Filson and Rohrbacher, an architecture, design and research practice. He co-founded AtFAB in 2010 to produce designs for digital tools and networked manufacturing. Since then, nearly 10,000 AtFAB furniture pieces have been downloaded worldwide. AtFAB has been featured in The Economist, The Atlantic and Make:, and can be found in the permanent collection at Centre National Des Arts Plastiques in Paris.

    Anne Filson is an architect and professor. Prior to co-founding Filson and Rohrbacher and AtFAB, she practiced architecture at renowned international firms and worked as a design strategist for IDEO. When she's not designing and making digitally fabricated furniture and objects, or envisioning future environments, she teaches architecture, design thinking and entrepreneurship.

    Anna Kaziunas France is the former Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media and the Dean of Students for the Fab Academy program. Formerly she taught the "How to Make (Almost) Anything" rapid prototyping course in digital fabrication at the Providence Fab Academy (at AS220). She is also the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and she compiled the Make: 3D Printing book. She loves Providence, Rhode Island, and is in the process of scanning and printing it.