Dear John Smith,
We are happy to send you this next new issue of the DeskProto newsletter, about
"CNC machining for non-machinists". We hope that you will enjoy reading.
New build fixes the "corrupt-error" that keeps returning in Win10
The licensing software in
DeskProto for many years has used the Windows ProductID
to identify the PC. Unfortunately Windows 10 changes this ID every
few months. After each change DeskProto will refuse to start,
reporting "Your installation seems to be corrupt".
This new build instead uses the ID of your PC's CPU, which fixes the problem.
Find installation instructions on the
DeskProto FAQ >>
DeskProto Version 7 developments
Work on the next DeskProto version is progressing, though it takes more
time than we hoped. V7 will be a major upgrade,
offering some great new features
- that we will not yet reveal. We are very excited about V7 :-)
We never give expected release dates, all we
can say now is that it will not be any soon: count on (far) more
than 6 months.
Video showing a Minion being machined by a robot arm
Robot integrator Scara
Industria de Maquinas Ltda in Brazil uses DeskProto to create
toolpaths for CNC milling robots. They offer the SKR software
to convert DeskProto G-code to robot path code. This nice video shows
a Kuka KR5 robot arm machining a "Minion" character in foam.
You can find it on YouTube playlist
Videos by DeskProto users >>
Gallery: wooden "LEGO-doll"
This LEGO-style doll in wood has been created by Wood and Tools
in the Netherlands. It has been CNC machined in four
different types of wood,
with 3D printed parts for the internal joints.
As you can see an absolutely cute result !
Read more on
Gallery page LEGO-doll >>
Gallery: chocolate "Cow bar"
Using DeskProto it is easy to create
molds for chocolate bars.
What makes this bar special is the combination of 3D
reliefs, 2D text and many colors. It is a one pound chocolate bar,
made by The Chocolate Chisel in the USA. The
cow stands for Wisconsin: America's Dairyland.
Read the full story on
Chocolate Cow bar >>
Try for yourself and download the DeskProto
trial version from our website. To get
started you can use the tutorials (both video and PDF) and the sample geometries.
This is all possible completely free of charge !
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