Friday, June 14, 2013

CNC Router Mechanism

At the Making Awesome makerspace we are building a small CNC router from parts we and friends have on hand. You could say it is a CNC router built from found parts. Here is a picture of the mechanism as of today.
CNC Router of Found Parts
Our makerspace does not have metal working equipment which is handy for making parts though we do have 3D printers. Lucky for us the member making the CNC mechanism has a shop of his own which includes lathes, mills and home grown CNC equipment.

The X-Axis and the Y-Axis, gantry use V grooved bearings on V shaped extrusions. The gantry will be moved by a single NEMA 23 step motor using a 3/8-12 threaded rod with X and Y using NEMA 17 and 1/4-20 rod.

More pictures to follow.

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