View Full Version : 3D printing files to used on a cnc router?

19-10-2019, 01:17 PM
Hi everyone, yet one more dumb question that has probably been asked a million times or so..... Is it possible to take files off of Thingiverse and cut them out on a CNC router, obviously not all objects would be able to be converted, but I think it would be possible for some more 2D or 2.5D profiles to be downloaded and put through a cad program as apose to a slicer?
What do you think?

21-10-2019, 09:25 PM
Yes it is possible.

One way: https://youtu.be/Ov7RDmkjfdY

And: https://youtu.be/GslfM22EDg4

Boyan Silyavski
22-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Using Freecad and Openscad there is a way to reverse engineer STL into solid

23-10-2019, 11:09 AM
Fusion 360 (free for home and hobby use) will also let you import an STL mesh model and use its built-in CAM to produce a toolpath for a router or whatever. I've done it this way myself, both starting with a 3D STL mesh created from a bunch of photographs and downloading a model from Thingiverse.