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Cnc Router

Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by WMello, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. WMello

    WMello United States Active Member Active Member

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    This is about a project done back in 2012.

    It's a CNC Router of my own design and built, based on data collected on the internet from others builders.

    It was designed primary to cut wood, so it uses a router as spindle; but I've been cutting aluminum and brass successfully. Several parts of the Clock project I'm working on were made on this machine.

    Brino, on this forum, asked about it; so I've collected some old information and here it is:




    It was made basically out of 1/2 aluminum 6061 flat and L stock.

    20mm Ball screws rails and nuts acquired via eBay from user solar-jean (from china)

    Motors, controllers and components from Automation Technologies, UgraCnc, Cnc4Pc and other suppliers. McMaster of course.

    Stepper motors:

    KL34H2120-60-4B Nema 34 1200 Oz/in for the X axis
    KL23H2100-50-4B Nema 23 570 Oz/in for the X axis

    Controllers: KL-6050

    Spindle: Bosch 1617 router

    It is run by Mach3, gCode from CamBam

    Some pictures:

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  2. fretsman

    fretsman Active User Active Member

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    Beautiful machine, thank you for sharing it with us.
     
  3. brino

    brino Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Thanks Wagner.

    WOW! What a great build.
    The engine turning on your panels really shows your attention to detail.

    Thanks again,
    -brino
     
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    Boswell United States Hobby Machinist since 2010 H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Very Nice. Looks very Rigid for a gantry style
     
  5. WMello

    WMello United States Active Member Active Member

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    Thank you.

    The thing is rigid enough for light cuts in aluminum and brass. The rigidity comes from the heavy aluminum plates and oversized linear rails and geometry. I've followed the advice of the Venerable Elders * and went overkill on everything.

    *Old Farts

    Anyone for CNC brass pizza ?

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    With plastic toppings.

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    Nice build! I like the side skirts!

    I have cut steel sheet up to 12ga. (0.105") on mine. This was an 1/8" 2F carbide end mill, 9200 rpm at 4 ipm and 0.01" doc. Slow but it works.

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