DIY "mostly Aluminium" CNC Router for Woodworking

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Introduction: DIY "mostly Aluminium" CNC Router for Woodworking

I'd love to show you some music videos of building CNC router process. Those are my very first videos so it might be a little bit boring sometimes (like making electrical wires etc), but i'm still learning to make it more interesting and suprising, so if you like it please subscribe :)

So, machine is designed by me in Fusion360, mostly for woodworking and light materials. But i'm hoping to cut some aluminium with this router which i think should be possible with approx 1 or 1,5 mm cut depth. After test cuts in aluminium composite sheets i'm pretty shure that should be no problem. Router is very light designed, and uses mostly cheap materials, bearings, linear rails, and stuff because precision i need doesn't have to be more accurate than 0.1 mm. So i don't had to make base frame like big fat tank.

Costs are approx. 1200$ with 1,3m x 0,9m of work area (which can be a bit bigger because of long ball screws, but all aluminium profiles should be then replaced with longer ones).

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    7 Discussions

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    k.gudmundsson
    k.gudmundsson

    Question 5 months ago

    Hey Woodway ,,, first off ., nice looking design... Im looking for someone that can help me with some ideas and someone that has maybe a little more experiance then me building.. I already have a 1500x1500 workbee cnc... But i am about to build a new cnc ,,, i have 1605 ballscrews , maytec 80x40mm aluextrusions and 40x40 also... im going with 8mm thick alu in the ends for holding the steppers and ballscrews , and i only have 15mm thick alu for the sides of my gantry.. will 15mm be enough ? along with ofc 1 piece 80x40 and maybe 2 pieces of 40x40 to stiffen ??? thanks in advance.. Kristjan

    Ps: im going with cncnutz design on rails... where i have a angle iron grounded down to a point and v groove bearings on the gantry...

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    kskal
    kskal

    7 months ago

    Can you make video about electronics, how you control movements of axis and spindle....also how you are connecting it with pc.

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    Turn0nTune1n
    Turn0nTune1n

    1 year ago

    Hi, great project. Is there a fusion360 model and BOM to go with it :)?

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    woodway
    woodway

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi! Fusion360 project s here:
    https://a360.co/2QIdUa0
    But beware, there's many things that i would do better now when machine is almost done. For example: work table made from 30x60 aluminium profiles is not a very good idea. I'm now struggling with it's "softness" and looking for any way to make it a lot stiffer. Which is not so easy now without reconstructing some things (a lot of time needed) or paying extra money (around 300-400$).
    I dont have BOM unfortunately, but almost everything is on project ;)

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    mosix
    mosix

    1 year ago

    Ciao my friend,
    very wonderful job. About the aluminium profiles, where did you buy them?

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    woodway
    woodway

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi! Project was based on ITEM 60x30 profiles, but unfortunately by mistake i bought some chinesse noname crap. Thats's why on second part i had to drill almost all holes to different diameter. On freshly cutted aluminium sheets... ;) But it works!