So, I have been using a - to be unnamed - CNC with a work area of 24" x 24" x 5" for the last 2 years and the Z-axis catastrophically failed and nearly started a fire in my garage yesterday. (Long story - still stings) I am looking at the MPCNC, but don’t know if I can bring much over from my last one.
Here’s what I’ll have, once I scrap the current setup for parts:
- Gecko G540 controlled by Mach 3
- 3 x NEMA 23
- 6 x 20mm linear rails
- 3 x leadscrews/nuts
- DeWalt 611 router with numerous 1/4" bits
I would like to build an MPCNC to achieve a similar working area (with the addition of a 4th axis if I have leftover motors). Having built the last one from a loose kit, I’m not sure what I can reuse. I’d appreciate any advice, as my birthday is coming up, and my wife is sympathetic to my current situation!