I have an old Hobbymat BFE65 East German vertical milling machine which I plan to convert.
CNC is new to me but I have a background in both engineering and electronics, software will be EMC2 on Linux probably. I hope to do all 3 axes directly driven with stepper motors, but not too sure about motor choice for the Z as the milling head weights 20kg.
Here's my shopping list so far:
3x Nema23 3.1Nm motors
3x DM542A stepper drivers
36v 350w SMPS
USB breakout board
I will need some motor mounts and couplings, but what about the rest of it?
Having looked further into this idea, it seems that actually what I need is a 300 x 200 router instead so will not be going ahead with this conversion.
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