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      My first CNC was a Signature 8080. I used it for years tell my last windows XP computer died and the dos drivers would not work on win10. I got a CNC 3018 Pro. It was not strong enough to do PC boards. So I ordered some 20 mm rails kits to upgrade it. when they arrived the ball screws were almost as big as the stepper motors. So I order a stepper motor kit from stepperonline. when they got here the I found that the DM524t wound not work with the 3018 controller so I found an an Arduino that went though the washing machine and programed GRBL in it. Then looking at the base thinking that is not going to be strong enough. So I found a piece of 15 in u channel 15 ins long. That is when I abandoned upgrading the CNC 3018 pro and started to make my own machine.
      Cleaning up the u channel
      20200912_165406.jpg 20200912_165415.jpg 20200913_123744.jpg Making the Y axis support
      cleaning up the Z axis casting
      Setting up the X axis
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      Did not like the way the bearing that came with the ball screw worked so I made bearing holder and stepper motor
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      Setting up Y axis drive
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      Setting up the Z axis motors
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      Making spindle

      I do not know how to up load a video of it working
      Here is a video on my server

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    Reason for this Build

    I need to make a PC board
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