Welcome to the CNC User's Group.


The purpose of this CNC Working Group is to promote member prosomal CAD/CAM usage training with an emphasis on hobby use. Members are encouraged to share personal CNC successes and failures.


Provide access to all members to utilize CNC Routing, Laser Cutting and 3D printing to increase individual capabilities. Anyone interested in personal CNC use is welcome to attend meetings.

Meeting Format:

New Members, Member Success/Failure Stories, Upcoming Events, Monthly Training Topic, Demonstration, Next Meeting Location/Demonstration (No 50/50, Secretary or Treasurer Reports)

What is CNC?

Computer numerical control (commonly called CNC) is the automated control of machining tools (such as drills, boring tools, lathes) and 3D printers by means of a computer. A CNC machine processes a piece of material (metal, plastic, wood, ceramic, or composite) to meet specifications by following a coded programmed instruction and without a manual operator.

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CNC Users Group Meetings

Contact Terry Glover - (520) 907-0404, for more information and/or to be added to the CNCUG distribution list.

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CNC Resources

SVG WEB sites

Use either of these programs to make project into an SVG format which is suitable for the laser printer

Good Freeware reference ...

PC Magazine

Video Editors:

Download links to all of the editors are available at the pcmag site. DaVinci Resolve (feature rich; not the easiest to learn) VideoPad (very limited output file types in free version, that's why I paid for the full version)

More CNC resources coming soon!

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CNC Demo Videos

Pant Hanger x3, 3 differnt Pant Hanger Demos
February 27th, 2021

Aspire 1 - Comparison to VCarve, by Bud Bencic
January 23rd, 2021

Aspire 2 - 2D Model Build, by Bud Bencic
January 23rd, 2021

Aspire 3 - 2D Vector to 3D, by Bud Bencic
January 23rd, 2021

Aspire 4 - More Aspire 3D Tools, by Bud Bencic
January 23rd, 2021

Light Burn Software, by Adrian Barton
November 21st, 2020

3D Printer Maintenance, by Adrian Barton
October 24th, 2020

QCWC Laguna iQ, by Bud Bencic
September 26th, 2020

CNC-Just Another Tool, by Terry Glover
August 22nd, 2020

CNC Mill, by David Lesser
July 25th, 2020

4th Axis, by Terry Tjaden
June 20th, 2020

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