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The ZTW team is working hard to convert this Wiki service into a useful web-portal that will represent a trio-major: Zen Toolworks Catalog, ZTW Product Documentation, Interactive Community Portal for the "Do It Yourself-er". We are restructuring this Wiki service to provide a more intuitive layout. The content and layout within will change over the next few weeks months as we update our documentation and create our final design and navigation system that makes it easier to find what you are looking for.

If you would like an account and don't have one already on our Wiki system, click here and send us an email! You'll receive an email from the Wiki system with your random temporary password to login. From there you can change your password and customize your settings, or just dive right into the Wiki pages. Don't forget to make your own page by clicking on your name (top-right once logged in) and show off your CNC rig, custom works, finished products, and anything else you may have that is CNC related!

FEATURED: VACUUM DEVICE FOR THE ZEN 7x7 (by Sparky) One of the most common issues facing the CNC community is how to deal with the material shavings. So many different solutions have been designed and sold, but, none of them have won the "one size fits all" award. It is common for the CNC user to build their own, custom to the CNC machine as well as their work environment. We'd like to show off an awesome project created by a user in the Zen Community. Our forum user, Sparky, put in the time to build a very nice "Vacuum Boot" that fits nicely onto a Zen Toolworks CNC 7x7 Machine.

Check out Sparky's Wiki article for details and files

Whether you use a vacuum or a brush to sweep the dust away, material shavings will be there after every job you run. Management is necessary. Eventually, you will want to automate this process in some way that makes sense and the entire job easier to do. We always suggest the "Do It Yourself" method of design and implementation. Like always, we'll highlight your model on the Zen Toolworks network so that the folks who are struggling to solve the same problem can see it and use it too.

Product Documentation
Subject Resources
Zen Network

CNC "Do It Yourself" Kits (Mechanical & Assembly):

Wiring and Control:

Mach3 Controller (Through Parallel Port)
Arduino Controller (Through USB)

Spindles & Cutters & Motors:

Replacement Parts:

Material & Supplies:

...more to come...

The Most Frequently Asked Questions (in development)

3D Printing Related Topics(under construction):

We try to provide a step by step and easy to follow instruction on 3D printing with ZTW CNC kit. It is still working in progress and any suggestions from our customers will be appreciated.

Books & Articles:

Tutorials & How-Tos:

Manuals & References:

Videos & Images:

An Internet-based network of websites, communities and media resources.
Customers CNC Rigs

3rd Party Software
3rd Party Hardware
CNC Community
CNC Software Configurations
CAM Software
Supply Vendors
Forums & Portals

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