LinuxCNC controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3d printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more.
Runs under Linux (optionally with realtime extensions).
Simple installation on Debian and Ubuntu, or via our Live/Install DVD/USB images.
Accepts G-code input, drives CNC machines in response.
Active user community.
Several different GUIs available.
Compatible with many popular machine control hardware interfaces.
Supports rigid tapping, cutter compensation, and many other advanced control features.
Full source code available under under the terms of the GNU GPLv2 (General Public License version 2).
- Jul 13, 2016 LinuxCNC 2.7.5 released
- Jun 27, 2016 Joints/Axes branch finally merged!
- Jun 20, 2016 Introducing the LinuxCNC Showcase
- May 29, 2016 LinuxCNC presence at The CNC Workshop
- Feb 8, 2016 LinuxCNC 2.7.4 released
- Jan 10, 2016 LinuxCNC 2.6.12 released
- Dec 30, 2015 RTAI 5.0 support merged
- Nov 29, 2015 LinuxCNC 2.7.3 released
- Nov 29, 2015 New RTAI kernel: Linux 3.16.7 with RTAI 5.0-test1
- Nov 10, 2015 Updated Website
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ShowcasesJul 29, 2016
Forum member “askjerry” has a bunch of videos related to his 1985 Wells Index CNC Retrofit. Start with “The Move” (May 2014), because everybody should see what’s involved in moving a 3000+lb mill. Forum thread
- Jul 24, 2016 Wooden Mechanical Clock
- Jul 16, 2016 A Prolific Retrofitter
- Jul 13, 2016 Holbrook Lathe CNC Refit
- Jul 5, 2016 4-axis milling on a Cincinnati
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