Have you been to ponoko.com? The “maker movement” website is actually pretty interesting; users can design and create their own products, then contract with Ponoko to manufacture them. Users can either sell their products through Ponoko or use their own retail stores or sites. Ponoko even provides various mobile-device apps that are said to let people create product designs easily.
Ponoko also runs a really interesting blog that finds cool manufacturing and 3-D printing tidbits from around the web. On Thursday it highlighted an easy way for hobbyists to properly manipulate G-code, the CNC language often used in 3-D printing and machining operations.
Many hobbyists don’t have access to programs like Pleasant3D for viewing and correcting G-code, which is why Joe Walnes created a web-based G-code viewer. Ponoko highlighted some screenshots of the program in action:
Have you found any other software or apps for accessing G-code or other CNC programming languages? Tell us about them in the forums!