5' x 10' CNC Router
|Start Date: 11/12/2013|
|List of All Documented Equipment
|Hive13 Asset Tag: None|
|Make/Model: See CNC Machine Page (google)|
|Arrival Date: 1/2014|
|Does it work?: No|
|Certification Needed?: Yes|
|Contact: User:Ian Wilson|
The goal of this project is to have a functional CNC machine in the hive for use, along with documenting the steps needed to get the CNC machine functional -- we're starting out with parts -- so that other spaces and folks can use what we've learned to build a similar machine.
The Estimated cost of this project is $4,500 in core materials. We might have some other expenses (Computers, etc), however, that's not included in this cost.
We started looking at the Joe's CNC 4x4 Hybrid CNC machine. We ended up settling on an 8x4 build/work area, 10x5 in total.
- v1.1 - Vacuum Table
- v1.2 - Laser Attachment
|Item Name||Link to Product||Qty||Purchased?||Date Ordered||Item Cost|
|Access to Joe's CNC Forum||http://joescnc.com/forums/||1||Yes||Aug 27, 2013||$75.00|
|KFLOP 8-axis Motion Control Board||http://dynomotion.com/KFLOP.html||1||Yes||Nov 15, 2013||$259.00|
|KStep 4-axis Stepper Controller||http://dynomotion.com/KStep.html||1||Yes||Nov 15, 2013||$209.00|
|Power Supply||http://www.jameco.com/1/1/4115-se-1000-48-se-1000-998-4w-ac-dc-enclosed-switching-power-supply.html||1||Yes||Nov 15, 2013||$218.80|
|Z-Axis For CNC||http://www.veloxcnc.com/Z_AXIS_JOE_CNC.html||1||Yes||Dec 20, 2013||$475.00|
|Stepper Motor (34FS1456B)||http://www.longs-motor.com/productinfo/detail_12_25_120.aspx||4||Yes||Dec 1, 2013||$~350.00|
|2 X 2 X 11 GA (.120 wall) A500 Steel Structural Square Tube||http://www.amsupplyco.com/||1,240 In.||Yes||Nov 06, 2013||$186.64|
|50x100mm T-Slot Extrusion (Includes Cut Fee)||http://www.8020.net/T-Slot-5.asp||6,096mm||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$243.23|
|3"x6" T-Slot Extrusion (Includes Cut Fee)||http://www.8020.net/T-Slot-4.asp||84"||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$250.87|
|1.5" x 3" Smooth T-Slot||http://www.8020.net/T-Slot-4.asp||18"||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$33.48|
|3" x 3" .25 Angle Iron||14"||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$ 8.39|
|3" x 3" Square Tubing||14"||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$ 8.81|
|1/4-20 x .375 Bhscs||150||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$31.50|
|15 S Scon T-Nut||150||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$40.50|
|5/16-18 x .625 Bhscs||56||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$ 16.24|
|10 S Econ T-Nut 14-20 Thread||200||Yes||Dec 30, 2013||$ 42.00|
|Moore Gear||27 Feet||$~500|
|Cable Chain||19 Feet||$??.??|
|Emergency Stop Buttons||ebay||6||Yes||Jan 7, 2014||$59.70|
|Overview (Top of CNC) Camera||ebay||1||Yes||Jan 7, 2014||$69.00|
|Spindle Camera||ebay||1||Yes||Jan 7, 2014||$8.99|
|Monitor for Workstation||ebay||2||Yes||Jan 7, 2014||$55.00|
|Enclosure for Electronics||1||$??.??|
Currently, the table itself is assembled, however, it's not level -- we'll need to either shim up the edges or find an alternative solution to create the table. (TODO: Attach pictures of table being assembled, or plans of the table itself.)
We're considering fabricating the X-Axis plates in house. We'd do this by wiring up the kFlop Controller and kStep driver and using the Lenovo that Ian's got for the task in order to make sure that everything works. I'm considering doing a test piece with MDF before actually pulling the trigger on doing it in aluminum, but, I want to get some feedback from Jon beforehand.
You'll need to be certified to operate the CNC machine. This will include a checkout of taking your project and converting it into GCode, copying it to the workstation, safety, dust collection, and tips/tricks.
I'm sure I'm missing something here. Feel free to add/nuke/delete things as needed.