can i make a CNC machine out of a Lexmark X1185 printer?

anybuddy

Nobias14 years ago
You will need three (3) printers. using the transport assembly - One for each axis. Use printers however that have smooth rods in them. the Z-axis will have to be made from a printer (Scanner or copier) that has a very strong motor and a bigger belt than most printers. PS many older scanner use a rack and pinion setup and this can be very handy.
jj.inc6 years ago
I think I am going to try it, I will just run a piece of wood through and replace the ink jet with a router, Then I can print word documents on wood, you may be able to use the electrical source for your black ink, if you have an inkjet, to power a solenoid for you Z axis, you can do it with some work so have fun.
wch8 years ago
Yes ,but you will need several of them to get it right ,you will need three seperate avis x,y,z, also three seperate motor drivers, and a translator interface circuit. Check out some of the CNC stuff online for the software and futher instructions.
Sandisk1duo8 years ago
you'll need to make your own program...