My very first CNC project aka "klyCNC"
All started years ago, my dream was to build a CNC capable of routing PCB's but at that time I was unable to find the budget and the material to build one as well as I didn't have a workshop.
Before I started the contruction I drew the CAD of the CNC. You may see the CAD drawing in the picture, it took me 3 weeks to draw (obviously part time). I am very pleased with the result, and the porject is nearly finished.
Further more I' ll give some contruction tips and details,
I added a pre-test video of the x axis functionality.
by the way enjoy my klyCNC:)
Machine dimensions: 966x910mm
Cutting area: ~730x700mm
Z axis: 100 mm
klyCNC in action watch the videos
18 May 2010
First Try. Using Inskape and CamBam I created some text on laminated MDF.You may see the video of the engraving prosses
05 May 2010
Some test were conducted on the X and Y axis.
The repeatability on the X an Y axis is about 0.1mm on a travel of 25 cm and 0.2mm on 60 cm. Practical resolution seems to be 0.05 mm. Maximum speed aquired on X axis with G0 command 450mm and 350 mm on the Y axis. I have to work on the Y axis step motor again, it a bit much noisy than X axis step motor. And some 12 to 15 kg pulling was measured with and electronic scale on the X axis.Seems I need some fine tunieng here and there.
03 May 2010
The mechanical contruction of Albatore CNC has been finished. I have to do more minor adjustment before the fit cut.
Next first test cut will take place.
And surely videos..
By the way I have to do some wiring.
Z axis with the spindle. And testing of the Y axis. The nuts on the Y axis did some trouble,s then I counter bored the holes then screwed them again. Guess how much these piece of machinery weight. hmmm 15 kg (Y and Z together:)
Testing of all axis before coupling the screw nuts. Every thing seems ok
Almost ready to cut ....impatient to see the outcome.
01 April 2010
Lots of holes for the cross dowells.
When drilling care should be taken, because the drill bit sometimes sucks the MDF and ruin every thing. The piece or plate of wood should be firmly fixed before drilling.
Perfectly drilled holes. Very proud of me.
You don't believe that all these cutting and drilling are done at the first time isn't it?
I ' am still learning all these wood working stuffs. With the material I sent to the trash bin I think I could have built another CNC :)
Following the plans, it's the only guide for succesfull built. And use of adequate tools.
Keep the material firmly whilst drilling
I used extensively M6 and M10 "rivet nuts" very usefull indeed
X and Y axis finised and mounted for testing. You may watch the video as well at the begining of this page.
References and sources of inspiration