I have a Lulzbot Taz 5 that I love and use with MatterControl.
Recently I built my own CNC Router/Cutter based on the MPCNC (Mostly Printed CNC) design and kit - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724999. The MPCNC platform can be used as a 3D printer, a CNC mill or a laser cutter and can built at almost any size (I built my MPCNC platform with a massive work area of 24" x 48" x 4"). The MPCNC kit from http://www.vicious1.com/specifications/ is controlled by Arduino and RAMPS 1.4, so MatterControl has had no problems controlling the CNC platform like any other 3D printer. I pushed a Sharpie around the MPCNC with MatterControl like a giant Etch-a-Sketch last night. I could easily add an extruder to my MPCNC to make it a giant 3D printer with 24"x48", but since I have a TAZ 5 already, I want to route and cut with it instead of printing (hence the short Z-axis of 4").
Currently, if you are a designer on a Mac then there are no solutions. PCs have a lot of crappy CNC programs available, but I would have to get a windows machine. Inventibles has a web based CNC Router controller with some light TinkerCAD like features called Easel - http://easel.inventables.com. Unfortunately, Easel only plays with Inventibles' own CNC mills. Fusion 360 supposedly can control my MPCNC on a Mac, but there is a step learning curve to it. I would love to have MatterControl remotely control my TAZ 5 and my MPCNC.
Are there any plans to extend MatterControl out beyond purely 3D printer control?
Does anyone know of any plug-ins or extensions for MatterControl to allow for basic routing or even more simply – just cutting?
Here is a quick video showing MatterControl pushing my large MPCNC build around. Please tell me there are plans to control other forms of matter than just plastic with MatterControl.