I'm Chris from YouTube and that's my OP C-Beam XL build. For now this is just a build diary but further down the road when I acquired more knowledge and skill I'll try to film a few good rundowns and tutorials.
OP stands for overpowered because the massive steppers will probably annihilate the tiny lead screws if I ever run into an error.
Unboxing the kit:
Building the frame:
Lead screws, couplings & motors:
Build plate & angle hack:
Mounting the 1.5kW spindle:
First wiring & test drives:
Wiring the motors & drivers, spindle & VFD, arduino & GRBL:
Spindle speed control with GRBL:
Electrical noise keeps triggering the limit switches:
Going for shielded cables & setting up the home cycle:
First 2D plot & DIY G-Code tests:
More videos coming soon
- build plate leveling
- first 3d milling tests
- tool selection
OP C-Beam Machine XL by ChrisViral
Build in 'X/Y Table Style CNC Mill' published by ChrisViral, Aug 23, 2018.
Video diary C-Beam XL build with massive steppers and a 1.5kW Chinese spindle.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY