A year or so ago i designed and built a nice little cnc plasma cutter with some 3/4 inch scrap i had on hand, some 8mm smooth rod's intended for another I3 prusa and some gt2 belts and pulleys. Basically it was made from the same type hardware as a 3d printer.
The first design has only the x and y axis and the legs of the machine are all adjustable to take care of the z height. It really seems to work nicely for most flat metals that i have.
So anyways its a year later and now id like to refine the design just a little and add a z axis to control the torch height with sheetcam. The rods are going to be upgraded slightly to 10mm
Here are the stl files for the 8mm version http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:126576
3d printed 2.5' X 2.5' cnc plasma cutting machine
Improvements to a cnc plasma cutter i designed a while back. Not that it really needs it to work but i think it could be an improvement.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - Share Alike - CC BY NC SA
Reason for this BuildIt was basically "game on" when a guy said my idea was stupid and it just wont work.