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Open source CNC torch table



matteh99
02-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Torch Table - Open Source Ecology (http://openfarmtech.org/wiki/Torch_Table)

They have a bunch of other neat stuff there also. They are trying to make enough tools to start a whole civilization.

Eric

tomsign
02-02-2011, 12:41 PM
Eric,
thanks for sharing, looks interesting will have to check it out more

brucer
02-02-2011, 11:25 PM
be interesting to keep an update on it..

i think the gantry is way to heavy to have a single drive motor on it.. i see it twisting and racking at highspeeds... i do like the spring loaded guide rollers.. but now thinking about it that is going to actually promote the racking of the gantry, it would allow the gantry to move side to side.. any amount of twist or deflection in the gantry will allow racking or bind.... they should add a hard adjustment like a turnbuckle or trunion instead of a spring loaded mechanism.

i've done alot of research over the past few weeks. i have actually changed my plans of building a cnc plasma for the time being...

i'm going to buy a vertical mill instead..
i think a $1500 mill will be a far better investment in the long run.. if i go to building a cnc table, the mill alone will save me $1500 that i plan to invest in the mill...