Welcome 2 Simple CNC Blog

Your here because CNC is a passion, hobby or your career. I created Simple CNC because I wanted easy to use software to program with.  I have CAD/CAM software that can do anything needed, but that takes time to design and program.  I have been using CAD/CAM software for 27 years.  But, there are many tasks and full projects that do not require complex software.

I was working in a prototype shop back in 1996.  Using CAD/CAM to design and machine parts.  I moved out of that department to focus on CAD.  But, never lost the passion for CNC programming.  What if I had my own machine in my garage.  That would be so cool.  I researched how to turn this dream into reality.  At that time it seemed over my head.  The electrics was beyond me.

Around 2003 I met a coworker who had built a CNC router.  This guy soon became my best friend.  A year later he was helping me build my machine.  By 2005 my CNC dream was a reality.

Now I had a CNC machine in my garage.  I was programming with CAD/CAM.  It was working just fine.  But, the CNC machine I had used to make prototypes had a conversational programming language.  It was great for simple tasks.  It got me thinking about making some software that could do these easy tasks and projects.  That is how Simple CNC was born.