Building CNCrouterparts

dsherburn

dsherburn
Hi-Looking to build a 4x8 CNCRouterParts router. Mainly plywood cuts for stitch and glue small boats and Kayaks. Maybe a teardrop camper and some craft stuff. Ex-controls engineer getting in to CNC. Looking at using a Masso to control the router.
 

Ross

Ross
Quote from dsherburn on February 21, 2019, 2:36 am

Hi-Looking to build a 4x8 CNCRouterParts router. Mainly plywood cuts for stitch and glue small boats and Kayaks. Maybe a teardrop camper and some craft stuff. Ex-controls engineer getting in to CNC. Looking at using a Masso to control the router.

Sounds great, That's all on my wish list to build as well. At the moment I am rebuilding my gantry cause it is not stiff enough, I got some good ideas from JD Squared looks like it can handle all dusty environments. I just didn't realize how much mess the plasma makes and it destroys linear rails. I will have a router and a 15w laser attachment on mine in the future. Pictures of my new gantry design.

Hope you get some good ideas from this web site! from Ross.

 

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tayloredtech

TayloredTech
Quote from dsherburn on February 21, 2019, 2:36 am

Hi-Looking to build a 4x8 CNCRouterParts router. Mainly plywood cuts for stitch and glue small boats and Kayaks. Maybe a teardrop camper and some craft stuff. Ex-controls engineer getting in to CNC. Looking at using a Masso to control the router.

From memory, they have their own controller and software don't they? I have a mate in the US who has a big rig from them and it's pretty great, when buying a machine new from a company like that I would probably keep ties with them for the aftersale service, they will take to you much more if it's their own controller and not a 3rd party. The Masso is fantastic don't get me wrong! Just might be worth looking at the pros and cons of going third party with a brand new purchase :)
 

dsherburn

dsherburn
CNC Router Parts will sell a plug and play control panel that is very good, but it utilizes Mach 3. I wanted to get a way from that. So, they sell a DIY electronics kit and I just substituted a Masso controller where they would use a smooth stepper to work with Mach. I really am happy with the outcome. Support was never an issue, but I wish they would look at using a Masso in their PNP controller.
 

aussiemike

aussiemike
How has this build been since? I m looking at getting the Avid CNC (formerly CNC Parts)PRO6060 using the G3 to replace my Heavy Mill. They use separate Y homing sensors to square up the gantry. Looks like a good function. Did you get Masso to work that way? I like the look of their rotary axis too. Expensive, but a very nice unit. I want to incorporate a vertical table into it to do proper dovetails and finger joints too. There seems to be a number of options for it. Would be good if they partnered with Masso.

Mike
 

aussiemike

aussiemike
Harmanpub18 to what web site do you refer?

I m getting to the final spec on my Avid CNC. I ve settled on a 5 x 8 Pro with 8 /12 Z axis,, an embedded full width rotary and a vertical table kit. I recently bought a ATC spindle that I was going to fit to my 3dXYZ Heavy Mill, but figured if I was putting that much effort to fit ATC, I might as well upgrade to a seriously beefier machine. Nine week lead time plus shipping time... looking like a slightly early Christmas present.
 
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