Retro Reproduction.

Jon Elson elson at
Fri Oct 23 15:49:18 CDT 2015

On 10/23/2015 01:57 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Oct 23, 2015, at 2:48 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
>> ...
>> It does seem mechanical stuff is dieing art.
> I don't know about that.
Yes, there is an open-source project that provides a CNC 
machine control for mill, lathes, hexapods and robots.  That 
is LinuxCNC. It started as a NIST project to see what was so 
complicated in a CNC control, but then moved out of NIST and 
has been extended greatly. it is also now being used for 3D 

I sell some hardware for motion control based on this 
software, and have sold over 300 controller-interfaces.

Some other outfits likely have sold a lot more than that.  
Most of this is going into hobby shops and small businesses 
that maybe grew out of a hobby shop.

Also, I am a member of an Atlas lathe group and the Sheldon 
lathe group, they both have a fairly large membership.  The 
Atlas lathe group is closing in on 6000 members!


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