Introduction

For this build we will be using a platform that is sized for 1.5m x 1.0m (approximately 59″ x 39″) that will give a rough cutting platform of 4ft x 3ft. Although we have chosen to size our build for 1.5m x 1.0m, you are free to use the size to your liking as much would depend on the length of the linear block rails and Ballscrews. A rough list of the bill of materials has been put together as follows:

Item DescriptionQuantityLink Location
RoverCNC Hybrid Gantry Plates (2pc Set)1Store Link
RoverCNC X-Axis Drive Plates (4pc Set)1Store Link
RoverCNC Base Legs (4pc Set)1Store Link
RoverCNC Z-Axis Assembly1Store Link
Ballscrew Kit - Size 1616 x 1.5m (Y-Axis Drive)2Store Link
Ballscrew Kit - Size 1616 x 1.0m (X-Axis Drive)1Store Link
Linear Rail Kit - Size 20 x 1.5m (Y-Axis)2Store Link
Linear Rail Kit - Size 15 x 1.5m (X-Axis)2Store Link
C-Beam Extrusion x 1560mm (Y-Axis Base)2Store Link
C-Beam Extrusion x 1560mm (X-Axis Base)1Store Link
2040 Extrusion x 1500mm (Y-Axis Base Crossmember)4Store Link
Support Rings for FK12/FF12 Ballscrew Support (2pc Set)3Store Link
Heavy Duty NEMA23 Solid Motor Mounts4Store Link
High Torque Motor Couplings (6.35 x 10.0) 4Store Link
2-Way Cast Triangles30Store Link
M5 T-Nuts (100 Pack)3Store Link
M4 T-Nuts (100 Pack) - Attaching Size 15 Rail to Extrusion1Store Link
M5*20 Low Profile Screws (100 Pack)2
M5*15 Low Profile Screws (100 Pack)1
M5*10 Low Profile Screws (100 Pack)1
M5 Washers (100 Pack)4
M4*25 SHCS (100 Pack)1
M4*15 SHCS (100 Pack)1

In total for the above components with a 1.5m x 1.5m platform you are looking at spending around a decent $3300-$3400 CAD (equivalent to about $2400-$2500 USD). A picture of the items in question follows:

RoverCNC Kit

Although our inspiration originated from the original belt driven CNC OX builds, we have since improved to support Ballscrews. Our unique Gantry Plates are designed to support the CNC OX belt driven mechanics, and as well as Ballscrew using the sample Gantry Plates. There numerous advantages to using Ballscrews that we will not get side-tracked into at this point but suffice to say precision and accuracy!

Notes:

  • The above BoM lists some general hardware needed such as screws that you may be able to source locally, the quantity is a rough estimate
  • While the components do provide a bolt-on solution, you should have access to tools and be mechanically handy in order to put together the platform
  • You need to have some background before you venture into the world of CNC – Google offers a wealth of resources so dont be shy of using it
  • The extrusions come chopped but by no means are they precision cut; in order to determine the exact length, you should have the ability to cut them to precision length and 90 degree square

 

This build provides an illustration for a general nature build, and we are in no way held liable for any damages implied or otherwise

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