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      • Machine size: (1110mm x 1110mm @ 485mm high)
      • Work area parameters (X: 813mm Y: 813mm Z: 90mm) - 105mm Z-travel
      • Carbon fibre gantry plates (5mm depth)
      • Structure (4080 C-Beam V-Slot Extrusion)
      • Screw driven, Stainless steel, with ant-backlash (T8 x 8 Trapezoidal Lead Screw)
      • Nema23 motors (3A 270oz / inch)
      • Hand wheels on X Y Z Axis (for fine tuning & calibration)
      • Xtreme V-wheels (Polycarbonate)
      • Dewalt D26200 router (240V)
      • Router mount (71mm Diameter)
      • Dust shoe (3D Printed, with 45mm bristles)
      • Openbuilds BlackBox Controller (24V), USB interface (4 x 3.2A Stepper Drivers - Max @ 4A)
      • Transformer (300W - 12.5A @ 24V)
      • Kill switches (Turns off Router & Pauses G-Code)
      • Base (19.5mm MDF Black gloss laminate top, on 2040 V-Slot Extrusion)
      • 4 x Hold down clamps (160mm Aluminium) & hand screws (M5 80mm)
      • Noise dampening (Base mounted Polyurethane feet)
      • Wiring (4core / 20AWG) & (2core / 20AWG)
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      1. Special Notes

        Design ethos:

        Machine to be as small as viably possible, relevant to the work area requirements.
        Only the highest available quality products used.
        Machine is to be ergonomic & tidy.
        Wiring & Electronics to be contained within the machine’s extremities.
        Easy to use, with integrated protection systems.
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  • Build Details

    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution NonCommercial - CC BY NC

    Reason for this Build

    I started with the X-carve, I didn't like the like the rigidity of it, so I used it to make some ganarty plates for the first C-beam style CNC machine. I looked @ other designs & noticed that many were big & bulky, so I tried to make my own CNC machine as compact as possible, relevant to the required work area.
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