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OpenSCAD Library for Lasercutting and CNC Milling

Brendan Sleight is actively developing an OpenSCAD library to aid in subtractive manufacturing methods such as lasercutting and CNC milling. It can support other 2D cutting methods as well, for example vinyl cutters. There is no way to output a DXF file from OpenSCAD’s user interface so a bash script is used. The end result is a DXF that can be sent to many 2D subtractive manufacturing machines. Most OpenSCAD libraries are geared toward 3D printing. I really enjoy OpenSCAD. Extending it’s applicability to 2D manufacturing methods is a welcome addition to my toolkit.