With the cost of endmill tools and lumber doesn't it make sense to minimize the chance of errors? CNC Explorer can help make your cuts right the first time.
**NOTE** If you are purchasing the CNC Explorer Pro version there is no need to buy the Basic Version. Pro has all features included.
The CNC Explorer Basic WEB App is a software tool to help the CNC'er calculate the optimum "Feed and Speed" settings for their CNC Machines.
The CNC Explorer Basic App includes a an assortment of Endmill tool models to pick from to match the types of cuts you want to calculate. Also included is a selection of materials to use. Add on tool libraries and expanded material libraries are available to increase your selections. The app is also expandable to add the ability to create personal favorite libraries and even the option to create your own custom tools and materials.
Please also consider purchasing the PRO version that includes all the above at a reduced cost.
There are many factors that determine the optimum settings, including the type and geometry of the endmill selected, the material selected, the rigidity of the CNC machine, depth of cut, the width of cut. etc. etc.
Clearly, it can be a daunting task for the hobbyist to calculate all the factors. What is needed is a simple to use tool that is convenient to use, with basic inputs for the beginner but also more advanced and detailed information for the enthusiast.
The CNC Explorer App is such a tool. The App is truly universal able to run on multiple platforms such as web browsers, computer desktops, mobile phones, tablets. Always available at a mouse click ready to pick up where you left off. Customizable and expandable with your own tried and true Setup Recipes. A growing list of supported endmills and materials.
The displays can be easily toggled to show from a basic view with just the right amount of information to calculate a good "Speed and Feed" recommended range. Of you can switch in detailed views showing the various sub calculations the app is performing and allow you to fine-tune the result to perfectly match your requirements.
When you are happy with a recipe you can save it off and recall the exact settings you used last time. You can even use the saved recipes as a starting point for a new setup. We are planning on adding the capability of allowing others in the community to share their recipes as well.
One constant comment we hear from the hobby CNC'er is their machine is not capable of operating at the recommended endmill tool manufacture settings. The CNC Explorer addresses this issue by allowing you to select the type of machine you are using and the "Speed and Feeds" recommendations will be scaled accordingly.
We have put in a great deal of research and development in the CNC Explorer and we hope as you learn more about the tool you too will agree it is a breakthrough in convenience and useability to the Hobbyist CNC'er.