Movies Showing The Homemade CNC Mill In Action
Continuing on from the description of Mike’s Home Made CNC Milling Machine -Full Details Of The DIY CNC Milling Machine Designed And Constructed My Mike, he has now provided us with the videos of the homemade CNC milling machine actually cutting under CNC Control.
Mike explains that he is still learning how to use many of the software features included with the Mach3 CNC software package.
The videos show the mill using a 1/8” end mill cutting a small pocket into a piece of Lexan. The mill is capable of cutting at much faster feed rates, especially in a soft material like Lexan, but I wanted to keep everything slow enough to allow me time to hit the panic stop button in case something went very wrong.
The article being machined is a plastic pill box lid.
The videos are quite long so they are presented in two parts, starting and finishing.
Home Made CNC Mill In Action Part 1
Home Made CNC Mill In Action Part 2
Full Story “How I Built My CNC Milling Machine” Available As A Download
Mike has written a fascinating description of how he designed and constructed his DIY CNC milling machine and it covers all the hardware, the machine itself and the electronics. It’s is 15 pages long of text, photos and Mike’s design and construction sketches.
You can freely download this Booklet from this website as a .pdf file.
Further details of the Booklet and the download link for “How I Built My CNC Milling Machine” are on the “How I Built My CNC Mill – Free Plans” Page.