CNC machines like routers or milling machines make use of a series of pre-programmed commands to create your own piece. The most popular programming language is G-code. This language controls exactly how your CNC machine’s tools move. From how fast your tools move to the speed of rotation, everything is covered in the G-Code.
You can see why, then, you can’t simply take a JPG or PNG and automatically use it with your CNC machine. These machines only work with vector file formats or G-code. Fortunately, conversion software like Ultimate CNC can trace your simple JPG or PNG and convert it to G-code.
Then, Ultimate CNC convert your digital image to G-code that you will can process directly with your CNC machine with Grbl.
Format images supported:
PNG, JPG, GIF, BM, JPEG, PBM, PPM, PGM, XBM, XPM