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 the terms of the GNU GPLv2 (General Public License version 2).
- Jun 18, 2018 LinuxCNC 2.7.14 released
- Jun 5, 2018 LinuxCNC Meetup in Stuttgart
- May 9, 2018 LinuxCNC 2.7.13 released
- Jan 25, 2018 LinuxCNC 2.7.12 is out
- Jul 28, 2017 LinuxCNC 2.7.11 released!
- Jul 19, 2017 LinuxCNC 2.7.10 is out
- Jun 3, 2017 LinuxCNC 2.7.9 released
- Nov 9, 2016 LinuxCNC 2.7.8 is out!
- Nov 4, 2016 LinuxCNC 2.6.13 released
- Sep 8, 2016 LinuxCNC 2.7.7 released
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ShowcasesMay 18, 2018
Using a combination of LinuxCNC and the Open-Source STMBL servo drive (in combination with Mesa cards which have open-source firmware) Alex Shure has retrofited a 3300mm x 1200mm x 120mm machining centre.
- Sep 17, 2016 Matsuura retrofit
- Sep 17, 2016 No Knurling Tool? No Problem.
- Aug 24, 2016 Tiny, tiny screws
- Aug 16, 2016 1987 engraver still useful with LinuxCNC
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