i need help making a cnc hot foam cutter out of scanner motors

can anyone give me some instructions on a easy cnc hot foam cutter out of old hp scanjet and mustek flatbed scanners, also in the process of getting old copier machines. can I use the controllers on the scanners to run the motors, or am i better off just buying the motors and controllers.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
I am very new to this stuff


kelseymh6 years ago
I guess you didn't try searching for information? The first hit would have been a a laser cutter made with scanner motors. Replace the laser head with a foam-cutting wire assembly.
mgriff (author)  kelseymh6 years ago
Thanks for the reply