The next step in the CNC Router build is to fabricate the fixed gantry.
The gantry consists of a 200x100x6 piece of SHS supported by 100x100x3 SHS legs and fronted by a piece of 10mm plate to provide a flat mounting surface for the precision linear rails. The back stays are 75x75x3 SHS.
The front face has been milled flat to provide a precise surface for the linear rails.
And with the gantry all assembled on the base frame we are ready to attach the rails
Still to come: Z axis fabrication, linear rails, ballscrews, stepper motors, electronics, spindle mounts, and more!
Once this machine is completed we will be able to provide 3 axis machining of aluminium, brass, copper, plastics and wood.