1. #1
    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?


  2. #2
    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.

  3. #3
    Are you keeping the machine? I believe manofgresley has one of those and may be looking for parts/spares/upgrades/etc...

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