CNC 2 will be a single axis actuator CNC router/mill based on the layout of my Techno ISEL DaVinci XYZ robot.
This is the DaVinci. Work space is 12 x 10 x4 inches.
This is pretty much what CNC 2 will look like. A fixed bridge gantry holds the Y axis. The X is a moving table. Z is attached to the Y bridge. Work space will be 16 x 12 x 2 to 8 inches. The 2 to 8 inches is for the Z axis and results from the adjustable height of the Y bridge.
These are the three single axis actuators that will be used instead of unsupported or supported rails. Inside each actuator is a ball screw drive running a table on THK style profile rails.
This actuator has the cover removed so you can see the profile rails and ball screw.
This is another view of the CNC 2 3D model.
This image shows the space relationship of the 3 single axis actuators.
This frame forms the main structural component of the router. Once this is built the actuators are just bolted to make the router.
Trimming the 3×3 inch aluminum extrusions square.
Rough cutting the side support.
Finish milling the side plates.
Clamping the frame components in place to check the fit.
Bolt locations were drilled and then back, bottom, and side plates were bolted onto the frame.
Front view of bolted frame.
More to come!