Q. q. a few more questions. what is CNC? What is the letter? C-N-Cx94 stand for? How can this help me? Why should I study? Where do I start? Do you need dedicated software? If . . . Q. q. a few more questions. what is CNC? What is the letter? C-N-Cx94 stand for? How can this help me? Why should I study? Where do I start? Do you need dedicated software? If so, which one? Do I need a machine? If so, how much? We will discuss all these issues soon and discuss each one thoroughly. Why are you here today? Do you think CNC can help you solve the problem? Guess what, that\'s how I started my CNC trip! Where am I today? Today I use multiple CNC machines. Each has its own nuances, software, capabilities and functions. The point is that they are all CNC. They all follow the same basic process. If you know, the process is pure gold. You can move from one machine to another and know what\'s going on. That\'s what I want to teach you. CNC machine I have today: CNC Plasma Cutting Machine is my first machine. This is a good first project if you want to make a CNC machine. Born out of need. She is a bit rough on the edge but a reliable friend. This is a unique CNC machine. This machine uses a knife to cut vinyl of any shape or size. Think about the noodle machine. You know the sticker on the back of every hijacked truck you \'ve seen. You know, ss p _ ss for Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, etc. So, the vinyl cutter is actually a red stickermaking machine. The fact that I bought it to reduce the sand blasting resistance is a completely different story. My third machine. I bought this. This is actually a CNC Bridgeport clone if you want to get the technology. What\'s interesting is how addictive this hobby is. I bought this machine to make parts for CNC wood router. Wait, you bought a CNC machine to make another CNC machine? The answer is. YES! I like this hobby. My fourth machine. My father likes carpentry. I like steel processing. This is a bridge machine for me. I found it really cool to do carpentry with CNC. It made me do 3D milling cheaply. Think about the cost of 3D milling an aluminum brick or a piece of wood into shape. Thatx92s right. No Brainer. In contrast, Wood is free. CNC hobby growth story CNC as a hobby did have a huge growth in the last 8 years. I think I stepped in about two years after I started cooking after 90. By the time I jumped in, there were already several CNC groups going and there were about three different CNC plasma tables on the hobby level. I don\'t know where the other machine types were at the time because I came in through the plasma path. I think they are behind because CNC Plasma Cutting Machine is one of the first areas for CNC to take off on hobby stage. I think most of the growth is due to the Internet. Formed a group and shared ideas. Feedback was given. People started making chips without looking back. The Internet brings very expensive technology to garages all over the country. When I build my $4000 CNC plasma table, an amateur class machine is about $10,000 and a commercial machine is $100 to the level you want to go.