So following on from a previous thread I started, my CNC build is now under way. Ive been through a huge number of build logs on various forums to get an idea of what I will need to do and how to build something that will suit my needs. I basically want a CNC router with the capability of cutting full 8' x 4' sheets. It will need to cut everything up to and including Aluminium so needs to be strong, it will be built from a combination of materials. The frame will be steel box section, the bed will be 10mm steel plate with T-Slots, and will also be able to act as a suds bath with a pump and filter. The gantry will be a combination of Aluminium profile and Aluminium plate. All motors will be NEMA 34's with the exception of the z-axis, this will be smaller. The z-axis will have 350mm of travel to allow for larger objects to be cut. The X and Y axes will be running on 25mm Hi-win carriages, and the Z on a standard SBR25 linear rails. All of them will be moving with ballscrews and controlled through Mach3 software, hooked up to a custom PC! Phew! So heres the first render of the bed: I am ordering the steel for the bed frame this week, and will log the build in this thread as it progresses. The gantry designs are on version 101 I think, they are almost there, but tweaks are needed, then its onto the electrickery. I'll post designs when they are finalised. More soon guys!