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
Making the Y axis support
cleaning up the Z axis casting
Setting up the X axis
Did not like the way the bearing that came with the ball screw worked so I made bearing holder and stepper motor
Setting up Y axis drive
Setting up the Z axis motors
I do not know how to up load a video of it working
Here is a video on my server
first CNC build
Build in 'CNC ROUTER BUILDS' published by Kelly Horn, Feb 7, 2021.
It start out to be an upgrade of a CNC 3018-PRO but ended up being a full build
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI need to make a PC board