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CNC Build #2: DIY CNC - phase 1: planning, continued

08-20-2020 06:34 PM by loupitou06 | 0 comments »

Now that you have determined your needs for the CNC machine, you have more or less determined the size of your machine and choose the material for the base/frame, the linear motion and the design of your gantry Now let’s jump on the next planning phase: 4. Motors and drivers In order to move your spindle – you are going to need motors, and here you have again 2 main options: 1. Stepper motors2. Servos Steppers are by nature open-loop: you tell them to move a N steps and they will try – but if your machine is blocked, the speed is too large or the spindle forces are too strong, then they will skip steps and fail to move – but your controller will ...

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