I am new to Axiom and learning Mar 18, 2021 11:42:47 GMT -5
Post by nsochat on Mar 18, 2021 11:42:47 GMT -5
I just purchased my first CNC machine - An Axiom Iconic 24x24 since that is all I need for what I plan to use it for as well as all the space I can fill with a machine as well. I am a visual artist and will be using the machine in whatever ways I find as I learn to use it. I am more interested in creating my own drawings/images rather than doing commercial graphics like signs, etc.
Currently I am at the stage of deciding which software to get and have a few questions. The Axiom machine uses a controller and I don't need to have a laptop connected to it for use (just the flash card with the saved file). However, can one connect a laptop to the Axiom and run it that way? I am asking because of the software that exists out there, is it only the Vectric that is compatible with the machine or can I use an online program such as Easel? Easel does not give Axiom as a choice when you are telling the software what machine you have, so I am assuming that you can't use it directly as one would with another machine (Inventables for example where i took a class to make myself comfortable with using a CNC machine). Also, what is the disadvantage other than only size limitations (24x24) if I purchase Vectric V-Carve desktop instead of Vectric V-Carve Pro?
On another topic I am looking at dust collecting systems to connect to my machine stand alone simple system. What do you recommend? I have heard that a dust cannister filter is better than a dust bag etc. What brands do you recommend etc and what set-up is ideal? Here is a YouTube video with a recommendation:
Look forward to responses!