In the exciting world of CNC machining, hobbyists are constantly seeking ways to elevate their craft. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or just starting out with a CNC machine like Onefinity, Shapeoko, or X-Carve, the right software can make all the difference. Enter CARVECO, a versatile and powerful design and carving software that caters to the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike. In this blog post, we'll delve into why CARVECO is an excellent choice for users of hobby CNC machines, exploring its pros and cons and shedding light on the investment required.
Pros of Using CARVECO with Hobby CNC Machines:
Every file in one place.
This file now includes premade Vectric files as well! It also includes EVERY size wasteboard! No matter what size Shapeoko, Onefinity, Xcarve, millright, oozenest, shark, cnc4newbies or others, this will have a size that will fit your hobby cnc!
For use on ALL hobby CNC machines including: Shapeoko, Onefinity, XCarve, Millright, Oozenest, CNC4Newbies, Shark, and many more!
These file types for each item include:
.crv (vectric, paid) design files (includes shapes AND toolpath information). Ready to run, just click 'create gcode' (with the proper post processor for your machine) and cut!
.c2d (carbide create, free) design files (includes shapes AND toolpath information). Ready to run, just click 'create gcode' (with the proper post processor for your machine) and cut!
.svg (vector images (shapes only, do not carry toolpath info) (for use with all other CAD design software)
.dfx (vector images (shapes only, do not carry toolpath info) (for use with all other CAD design software)
Wasteboard: 16x16, 24x24, 31x16, 31x31, 48x32
Flattening: 16x16, 31x16, 31x31, 48x32
Fence: 16x16, 31x16, 31x31, 48x32
Please check out these videos for help with creating and understanding the differences between file types
1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OoMsJezGUc (wasteboard)
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdoqXafKOW0 (fence)
3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GKKOPvAH60 (common mistakes on CNC)
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Last Updated 10/12/2021
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If you're like me, you sell goods online and ship around the world. I sell quite a bit of my woodworking tools on my Etsy shop. I used to print every label on my inject printer. It would take forever to print one page and I constantly felt like I was buying more ink than I was using. That quickly changed once I found this little thermal label printer!
Since I manly ship on Etsy, it was very easy to setup. Once I installed the driver, simply go into Etsy shop manager, settings, shipping settings, and look under Shipping label preferences. There is a section that says 'downloading labels'. Simply choose, "format my labels for 4x6 label printers' and your set up! Easy as pie.
Another bonus of the thermal printer is the cost per label. I purchased the thermal roll (click picture to the right to purchase) and it will do 220 labels for around $10. Since there is no ink, it's much more economical than traditional inkjet printers and the cost of paper, ink, and tape to apply the label. The rolls are basically a sticker, so just peel off and apply it to your shipping package. MUNBYN 4"x6" Direct Thermal Shipping Label Compatible with Dymo Labelwriter 4XL 1744907,1755120, Perforated Postage Label Paper for MUNBYN, Dymo, Rollo, Zebra, Permanent Adhesive, 220 Labels/Roll
Here is the Munbyn ITPP941 Thermal Printer Driver:
*I'll be updating this post in the future with MUCH more info. For now, enjoy the video!*