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Question Dated: 2/23/2017 5:27:22 PMDo you have the ability to have visitors come to your location for a hands on demonstration and can a few products be brought for sample purposes ?

Recently Answered Questions

  • Can a sample be sent and or brought to you for confirmation of the end results when cutting carpet tile and or hard surface tile?

    The blackTooth will cut acrylic very easily. The type of acrylic (cast or extruded) is not important since the acrylic itself has 100% absorption with CO2 lasers. Any plastic retailer, even the home improvements stores will have sheets of acrylic.

    Avoid using plastics that will off-gas toxic and corrosive fumes. One example is PVC which is Polyvinyl Chloride. The burning of that material will exhaust chloride into the air and combine with the hydrogen in the air causing a chemical reaction yielding hydrochloric acid which is corrosive and highly toxic to humans.

    Always read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for any material that you intend to burn with the CO2 laser.

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  • HIWIN RAILS IN STOCK

    Yes we now have HIWIN rails in stock.

    Click to see the main page for the following question: HIWIN RAILS IN STOCK

  • I purchased the greenbull with the electronics assembled, where are the wiring schematics to wire to 110 volt inverter?

    There is another image on the spindle page here that shows another type of wiring using the R, T and E terminals for power. The image is one of the clickable main images on that page:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/spindle-inverter-2!2kw-spindle-novfd

    Additional Information:
    Here is a link to the image directly:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/images/SpindleWiring-800.JPG

    And here is the link to the alternate diagram:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/images/NewSpindleDiagram-800.JPG

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  • The 110 volt inverter is different

    There is another image on the spindle page here that shows another type of wiring using the R, T and E terminals for power. The image is one of the clickable main images on that page:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/spindle-inverter-2!2kw-spindle-novfd

    Additional Information:
    Here is a link to the image directly:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/images/SpindleWiring-800.JPG

    And here is the link to the alternate diagram:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/images/NewSpindleDiagram-800.JPG

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  • Are there contour type brushes available for leadscrews and round rails

    Yes, you can use these flexible strip brushes and create a mount for the contour that you need:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/strip-brush

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  • If using a grease how does one protect leadscrews and rails from corian dust etc.

    If you have abrasive particles in the air from milling, you will want to periodically clean the mechanical parts like the lead screw and anti-backlash nuts. After cleaning the parts, all of the high friction parts that will be in constant contact, lubricating the parts with oils, grease or other lubricants. If the part is of steel material, that material will definitely need to be oiled, greased or lubricated so minimal oxidation will affect the exterior of the steel parts.

    The anti-backlash nut is made of Delrin, so petroleum chemicals like oils, grease or lubricants are ok to use. Abrasive particles may affect the anti-backlash nut over time; however, the spring and bushing of the anti-backlash nut will provide extensive use regardless of the wear.

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  • what type of lubrication should one use on a 20 mm leadscrew and 20 mm round recirculating rail bearings

    You will want a grease that can be used in high temperature and heavy load situations also called high load bearing grease. A simple google search will yield many results from which to choose. We plan to carry this product in the near future (by the time you read this, we may already carry it).

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  • I recently purchased the linksprite cnc engraving router and was wondering if your 3 axis small kit would be ok? the engraver came with nema 17 motors and a arduino board but but not liking the grbl control. could you point me in the right direction .Thanks.

    Sure, our blueChick and blackToe CNC Routers are considered relatively small machines at 1'x3' and 2'x4' respectively. They both use NEMA 23/24 motors. We recommend connecting the machines to either Mach3 or LinuxCNC and come with the necessary interface for either control software. You will need a computer for the control software and if you desire LinuxCNC, you will need a parallel port. Mach3 will accept either parallel port, or USB interface.

    Click to see the main page for the following question: I recently purchased the linksprite cnc engraving router and was wondering if your 3 axis small kit would be ok? the engraver came with nema 17 motors and a arduino board but but not liking the grbl control. could you point me in the right direction .Thanks.

  • WHAT IS THE PRICE OF ASSEMBLED MACHINES COMPLETE?

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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  • WHAT IS THE PRICE OF ASSEMBLED MACHINES COMPLETE?

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

    Click to see the main page for the following question: WHAT IS THE PRICE OF ASSEMBLED MACHINES COMPLETE?

  • What is the price of the assembled machines complete?

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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  • What is the price of the machines fulle assembled complete?

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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  • PRICE? on fully assembled machines?

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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  • What is the price of the machines complete?

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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  • Do you sell the 5x10 or 5x12 machines fully assembled complete with spindle that will do detailed signs in wood. We have very large eastern red cedar are interested in producing custom signs etc.

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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  • What are the physical dimensions of the 2.2kw VFD?

    On Monday, when I get back into the office, I will provide the dimensions for the 2.2kW spindle and I will also provide a drawing of these dimensions on the spindle 2.2kW page. Thanks.

    Additional Information:
    Spindle dimensional specifications:

    - Overall diameter is 80mm
    - The length of the outer housing is 200 mm
    - Diameter of the extension just below the spindle is 36mm and the length is 12mm
    - The Collet shaft diameter is 11.318 and the collet nut diameter is 16.75mm and both extend from the extension approximately 52.5 mm
    - The overall length is 264.5mm not including the air ports and the electrical connector (outer housing 200mm + extension 12mm + collet shaft and nut 52.5 mm).
    - The air ports extend 20 mm from the top of the spindle

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  • On the wiring diagrams for the 220v inverters I noticed that there is one hot (220) a neutral and a ground. Will the inverter work with the American split phase system? Hot (120) hot (120) ground?

    Our 1.5/2.2kW spindle will work with both setups, in our wiring diagram it is more seen as the Euro/AUS-style, however you can do the same thing with the North American style as well. Also depending on if you have single or three phase 220V, you can use pins R, S, T. A manual will arrive in the VFD box, which will have further information and diagrams.

    Please seek a certified electrician if you are unsure of any aspect in wiring the spindle or VFD, since wiring to main lines will require wiring of the plug and main lines to the inverter and to avoid any damage or injury's while installing the 1.5/2.2kW spindle and VFD combo.

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  • Where is pin 2 and 3 on mach3 USB breakout

    The Mach3 USB Breakout board (USB Interface) does not have numbered pins like on the parallel breakout board. Instead, the pins are labeled to the device (driver, relay, etc.) that they plug into.

    The communication from Mach3 is sent over USB cable D- and D+ (data lines). The communication is in the form of instructions rather than steps pulses and direction signals like on the parallel breakout board. The instructions are signals like "move the x axis to this coordinate" and the microcontroller on the board interprets that instruction and creates its own step and direction signals to the terminals on the board that plugs into the drivers and other devices.

    If you follow the diagram below you should not have any problems.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/Electric%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf

    Remember to provide power to the I and O terminals as per the diagram.

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  • Are the Hiwin rails in stock yet?

    For more information regarding this item please contact bycncmanufacturing@gmail.com.
    This answer will be erased when this item is in stock.

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  • Is the Greenlean capable of cutting soft metals like aluminum or brass? Thanks

    Yes, the greenLean can cut metals such as aluminum and brass. The gantry and Y carriage was designed to be rigid enough to handle these types of metals. The typical metal cutting techniques should be used, such as high feedrates to reduce heat buildup at the end mill, or the use of cutting fluids or cold air used at the end mill as is necessary with most machines that cut similar metals. This is necessary since the aluminum has a rather low melting point and can clog the end mill.

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  • hi, would like to make a change on my order, i purchase this part 2.2kW Spindle with 220V Inverter $528.00, and would like to make it for 110 volts instead of 220v. please

    Sure, not a problem at all. You will need to call our office and provide your information so that we can change the correct order.

    Our phone number can be seen by hovering over the "Need Help?" at the top right of each page.

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  • is there a 3d model of the 2.2 kW (kilowatt) Water Cooled Spindle

    What format do you need for the 3D model of the spindle?

    Additional Information:
    i can make any format work

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  • I own a custom rug shop where we design a fabricate custom floors of many types, Have you performed any type of testing using your 40 watt and or 80 watt laser for the cutting of thse textiles.

    Yes, we have cut many fabrics with the laser. Or CO2 lasers can generally cut fabrics and textiles without a problem. What types of textiles (materials) do you need to use with the laser machine? Is there a layering of materials?

    Additional Information:
    We would cut multiple heights of different carpets and even hard surfaces such as Vinyl composition tile, Luxury vinyl tile,etc. and I'm wanting to explore etching into plain color carpets using the laser.
    I'm contemplating your 5' x 12' machine with the laser/spindle combo.
    Is it possible to make a site visit to your location and see the capabilities of the equipment ?

    Additional Information:
    Carpets are not a problem as long as there are no materials in the carpet or in the carpet binding layers that will off-gas toxic fumes. Check the manufacturer's materials of all of the parts of the carpet.

    The vinyl should not be a problem, just make sure there is no material mixed within the composite that will off-gas harmful fumes such as chloride. The chloride will mix with the hydrogen in the air and form HCL (hydrochloric acid) which can be harmful if inhaled, but can also affect some of the metallic parts in the machine.

    We have cut vinyl with the laser with great results.

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  • What is the cut accuracy of the large format routers using roller chain? .005"?

    Accuracy is generally function of how well the machine will match the measurements of what is designed on a computer on a computer. However, if you are looking for the resolution of the machine, you can calculate the steps per inch using the formula:
    Steps / inch
    = ((motor steps) * (micro steps)) / ((tooth pitch) * (number of teeth))

    Depending on the micro steps and the drive sprocket (or drive pulley) you are using, you can achieve a wide range of resolutions.

    With our machines, you can easily achieve .001 resolution, but accuracy will be best achieved with proper calibration.

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  • what is the meaning of life?

    To be able to fabricate everything, including children!

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  • How long does it take to build the blackTooth Laser Cutter?

    The blackTooth Laser cutter and Engraver can be built in a weekend. Take a look at the build instructions and try to determine if you feel you have sufficient capability to put together the laser system.

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  • What are the table dimensions for the greenBull so I can build it.

    Actual table dimension: 4'x8' is 56.078"x 121.50" (the overhang in the illustrations should be 3/4" thick)
    To determine the frame dimensions, first consider using the frame height shown of almost 3' (2.86'). The width of the frame should be 4" narrower than the dimension from rail edge to rail edge (6X rail to rail is 80.078"). This will provide a 2" overhang on both sides (4X frame width should be 56.078").
    The length of the frame should be 4" shorter than the desired length of the rails to provide a 2" overhang on both ends. The travel length will be 20" shorter than the rail length due to the space occupied by the gantry sides.
    Two long pieces of 3/4" material will need to be placed on top of the frame with the 2" overhang on the sides and the end. These long strips of material will receive the rails and the chain mounts on the ends.


    Link:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X

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  • How complete are your cnc router kits?

    Our kits include all of the parts needed to put a whole working machine together. However, understand that the kits are quite advanced and require a good level of mechanical competence to be completed correctly. We offer assembled machines for those that can't assemble these machines due to their complexity and need for fastening the overall components in a way that there is good smooth and tight motion, minimizing backlash to the fullest.

    We do have a few kits that you need to supply the table which include the greenBull 4x,5x and 6x, and the blackFoot. The tables would be far to large and heavy to ship. Our greenBull Kit is our best selling machine. All of the other machines are all inclusive.

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  • Do your cnc machine kits include all of the components to make a working machine?

    Our kits include all of the parts needed to put a whole working machine together. However, understand that the kits are quite advanced and require a good level of mechanical competence to be completed correctly. We offer assembled machines for those that can't assemble these machines due to their complexity and need for fastening the overall components in a way that there is good smooth and tight motion, minimizing backlash to the fullest.

    We do have a few kits that you need to supply the table which include the greenBull 4x,5x and 6x, and the blackFoot. The tables would be far to large and heavy to ship. Our greenBull Kit is our best selling machine. All of the other machines are all inclusive.

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  • I want to cut the ends of steel pipes circularly as preparation for welding by plasma cutter , can you supply small machine?

    Yes, we can supply the parts for a machine that will turn pipes so they can be cut as they are turning. Are you intending the machine to cut using a milling process, or a plasma process?

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  • what do you mean by Kits , are they complete machines ready for use or prototypes to be followed?

    Our kits include all of the parts needed to put a whole working machine together. However, understand that the kits are quite advanced and require a good level of mechanical competence to be completed correctly. We offer assembled machines for those that can't assemble these machines due to their complexity and need for fastening the overall components in a way that there is good smooth and tight motion, minimizing backlash to the fullest.

    We do have a few kits that you need to supply the table which include the greenBull 4x,5x and 6x, and the blackFoot. The tables would be far to large and heavy to ship. Our greenBull Kit is our best selling machine. All of the other machines are all inclusive.

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  • Do you ship to Pakistan???If so what are the charges if any???

    You can determine if the country is serviceable by:
    - selecting the items you want to purchase on the website
    - go to the cart (shopping cart top left of any webpage)
    - log in, or register
    - Enter the address and click on calculate shipping.

    The webpage will return the direct rates and whether your area is serviced or not. Feel free to enter any address as long as you are able to receive the package from that address.

    The shipping times are determined by the service you select in the shopping cart. If a machine is purchased, we generally have a one week lead time unless otherwise stated in the description of the machine's product page.

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  • I need wiring diagram from mach3 breakout board to hy inverter

    I suppose you are trying to determine how to connect the VFD tothe relay on the breakout board. This is possible, however, not recommended as there is a more robust way to connect the VFD to mach3 or mach4 that allows that CNC machine control software to control the speed and other features of the VFD.

    Follow the instructions from this question (number 13383):
    https://buildyourcnc.com/FAQ/13383

    To get to this answer, you can also ask this customer service "How can I connect my spindle's VFD to mach3?"

    Additional Information:
    If you still want to connect the VFD through the relay, I will clarify this instruction on this question tomorrow as I don't have the information in front of me at this moment. Thanks.

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  • Need wiring diagram from mach3 USB breakout board to inverter.

    I suppose you are trying to determine how to connect the VFD tothe relay on the breakout board. This is possible, however, not recommended as there is a more robust way to connect the VFD to mach3 or mach4 that allows that CNC machine control software to control the speed and other features of the VFD.

    Follow the instructions from this question (number 13383):
    https://buildyourcnc.com/FAQ/13383

    To get to this answer, you can also ask this customer service "How can I connect my spindle's VFD to mach3?"

    Additional Information:
    If you still want to connect the VFD through the relay, I will clarify this instruction on this question tomorrow as I don't have the information in front of me at this moment. Thanks.

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  • can I purchase just the parallel controller board? I purchased the usb option 4 axis combo and would like to also try the system with my parallel port computer. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated; my goal is to implement mach4.
  • Does your 3 axis comboi have the same controller board (i.e. parallel option) as the 4 axis combo?

    Yes, you can select the price option for the electronics combos that include the interface board you desire.

    Go to the electronics category page:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/electronicscombo.aspx

    Select the motors and drivers combination you desire and select the price option that contains the interface card you desire.

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  • Does the Laser Controller work with Mach3?

    The laser Controller will not work with Mach3.

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  • What software is needed to run the laser controller from the PC?

    The laser controller uses software called LaserCAD. You can find the link to the LaserCAD software on the Laser Controller product page:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/Laser-Component-Laser-Control-System

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  • Can the laser controller work with higher output laser tubes, like 150W?

    Yes, other CO2 laser tubes will work fine with our laser controller (including the Reci tube). Our laser controller is a digital based controller that controls the laser tube power supply, the motor drivers and other peripherals by outputting digital signals to these devices.

    Laser controller URL:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/Laser-Component-Laser-Control-System

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  • Can other types of laser tubes work with the controller you are selling, for example, the 80W Reci tube?

    Yes, other CO2 laser tubes will work fine with our laser controller (including the Reci tube). Our laser controller is a digital based controller that controls the laser tube power supply, the motor drivers and other peripherals by outputting digital signals to these devices.

    Laser controller URL:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/Laser-Component-Laser-Control-System

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  • What is the peak power of the 80 watt laser tube?

    Power is measured in watts. The 80 watt laser tube can output more than 80 watts of power; however, it is not advisable to run the laser tube above its rated power.

    This video will illustrate how to test for laser power:

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  • What is the max thickness of material that the 80W laser can cut in plywood?

    An 80 watt laser can cut plywood up to 1/2 inch thick. Make sure to use a high pressure source of air to knock out all of the charring during the cutting process so the laser can work efficiently.

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  • Can I have two motors and drivers on a single axis?

    Yes, you can have two drivers connected to a single axis. If you want the two drivers/motors to work as a single, more concerted pair, then I would suggest connecting the two drivers to a single step pulse and direction signal.

    That is to say:
    driver 1 and driver 2 have wires connecting from the CP terminals of the drivers to a single step terminal on the interface board (USB or parallel breakout board), and the CW terminals of the drivers connected to a single direction terminal on the interface board.

    If the motors need to spin in the opposite directions, simply reverse one of the the motor A B coil connections (i.e. wires that would go to A+ and A- is connected to the B+ and B-, and the same with the B+ and B- to the A+ and A-). You can alternatively resolve this mechanically if desired.

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  • Does your electronics combo allow 2 drivers on a single axis on the interface board?

    Yes, you can have two drivers connected to a single axis. If you want the two drivers/motors to work as a single, more concerted pair, then I would suggest connecting the two drivers to a single step pulse and direction signal.

    That is to say:
    driver 1 and driver 2 have wires connecting from the CP terminals of the drivers to a single step terminal on the interface board (USB or parallel breakout board), and the CW terminals of the drivers connected to a single direction terminal on the interface board.

    If the motors need to spin in the opposite directions, simply reverse one of the the motor A B coil connections (i.e. wires that would go to A+ and A- is connected to the B+ and B-, and the same with the B+ and B- to the A+ and A-). You can alternatively resolve this mechanically if desired.

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  • Does your 3/4 comb support 2 driver board on a single axis contro board output interface?

    Yes, you can have two drivers connected to a single axis. If you want the two drivers/motors to work as a single, more concerted pair, then I would suggest connecting the two drivers to a single step pulse and direction signal.

    That is to say:
    driver 1 and driver 2 have wires connecting from the CP terminals of the drivers to a single step terminal on the interface board (USB or parallel breakout board), and the CW terminals of the drivers connected to a single direction terminal on the interface board.

    If the motors need to spin in the opposite directions, simply reverse one of the the motor A B coil connections (i.e. wires that would go to A+ and A- is connected to the B+ and B-, and the same with the B+ and B- to the A+ and A-). You can alternatively resolve this mechanically if desired.

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  • Can i add a 4th axis in future to you 3 axis system kit?

    yes, you can add a 4th axis to the 3 axis system in the future. The entire selection of CNC electronics sold here are modular in nature.

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  • Does your parallel breakout board support macn4?

    Yes, the parallel breakout board can be used with the parallel plug-in that is offered by the mach CNC software developers.

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  • Can we use Mach4 with the fabricator pro?

    Yes, you can use Mach4 wtih the Fabricator Pro CNC machine.

    We have not designed a metal machine like the Fabricator Pro to lean more in the vertical orientation. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten any requests for that style of machine, and the greenLean, although a great machine and space saver, has not been our best seller.

    If we get more interest in this type of machine, we would have no problem designing a machine like this.

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  • Do you have a model of the Fabricator pro that can be inclined line the lean?

    Yes, you can use Mach4 wtih the Fabricator Pro CNC machine.

    We have not designed a metal machine like the Fabricator Pro to lean more in the vertical orientation. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten any requests for that style of machine, and the greenLean, although a great machine and space saver, has not been our best seller.

    If we get more interest in this type of machine, we would have no problem designing a machine like this.

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  • Do you have a model of the Fabricator pro that can be inclined line the lean? I have seen a few other machines on the market like this. Can we use Mach4 with the fabricator pro

    Yes, you can use Mach4 wtih the Fabricator Pro CNC machine.

    We have not designed a metal machine like the Fabricator Pro to lean more in the vertical orientation. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten any requests for that style of machine, and the greenLean, although a great machine and space saver, has not been our best seller.

    If we get more interest in this type of machine, we would have no problem designing a machine like this.

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  • WHAT COMES IN THE BOX FOR BASIC GREENLEAN?

    The base greenLean CNC Machine Kit package includes:
    - Structure (all of the structural parts that make up the gantry and rib system). The structure does not include the spoilboard.
    - Hardware (All of the fasteners, like screws, nuts, cross dowels, washers, etc.)
    - Mechanical components (bearings, rails, sprockets, shafts, etc.)
    - Electronics (3 NEMA 651 Motors, 3 6.0 Amp drivers power supply, interface card to connect the drivers to a computer, and 91 feet of motor cable. Hookup wire to connect the electronics is not included.)
    - 2.2kw Spindle and VFD

    Here is a link to the greenLean CNC Macnine page: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1

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  • What comes in the box for the basic GreenLean?

    The base greenLean CNC Machine Kit package includes:
    - Structure (all of the structural parts that make up the gantry and rib system). The structure does not include the spoilboard.
    - Hardware (All of the fasteners, like screws, nuts, cross dowels, washers, etc.)
    - Mechanical components (bearings, rails, sprockets, shafts, etc.)
    - Electronics (3 NEMA 651 Motors, 3 6.0 Amp drivers power supply, interface card to connect the drivers to a computer, and 91 feet of motor cable. Hookup wire to connect the electronics is not included.)
    - 2.2kw Spindle and VFD

    Here is a link to the greenLean CNC Macnine page: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1

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  • GREENBULL TABLE

    Actual table dimension: 4'x8' is 56.078"x 121.50" (the overhang in the illustrations should be 3/4" thick)
    To determine the frame dimensions, first consider using the frame height shown of almost 3' (2.86'). The width of the frame should be 4" narrower than the dimension from rail edge to rail edge (6X rail to rail is 80.078"). This will provide a 2" overhang on both sides (4X frame width should be 56.078").
    The length of the frame should be 4" shorter than the desired length of the rails to provide a 2" overhang on both ends. The travel length will be 20" shorter than the rail length due to the space occupied by the gantry sides.
    Two long pieces of 3/4" material will need to be placed on top of the frame with the 2" overhang on the sides and the end. These long strips of material will receive the rails and the chain mounts on the ends.


    Link:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X

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  • WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS FOR GREENBULL TABLE?

    Actual table dimension: 4'x8' is 56.078"x 121.50" (the overhang in the illustrations should be 3/4" thick)
    To determine the frame dimensions, first consider using the frame height shown of almost 3' (2.86'). The width of the frame should be 4" narrower than the dimension from rail edge to rail edge (6X rail to rail is 80.078"). This will provide a 2" overhang on both sides (4X frame width should be 56.078").
    The length of the frame should be 4" shorter than the desired length of the rails to provide a 2" overhang on both ends. The travel length will be 20" shorter than the rail length due to the space occupied by the gantry sides.
    Two long pieces of 3/4" material will need to be placed on top of the frame with the 2" overhang on the sides and the end. These long strips of material will receive the rails and the chain mounts on the ends.


    Link:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X

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  • 5 AXIS CONTROLLER ISSUES.

    Please visit this link https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-parallel-breakout-relay#prettyPhoto
    and follow the steps described on the bottom of the page.

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  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MACH3 AND MACH4?

    Standard Version Features Mach3 Mach4 Hobby Mach4 Industrial
    Number of Planners 1 1 1
    Number of Axis 6 6 6
    Out of Band Axis (OBA) 0 1 6
    Slave axis (uses up coordinated axes) 3 N/A N/A
    Slave motors (does not use up coordinated axes) N/A 4 per Axis 4 per Axis
    API Interface - Open to All Hardware Yes Yes Yes
    Extended Plugin Support Yes Yes Yes
    User customizable GUI Yes Yes Yes
    Unified (GUI) Interface - PLC, CNC, etc.. Yes Yes
    Unlimited IO Yes Yes Yes
    Modbus PLC Yes Yes Yes
    PMC (Ladder Logic addressing for cnc/plc) Yes Yes
    Unlimited File Size Yes Yes
    Tool Path Display Yes Yes Yes
    Tool Path Speed & Quality Low High High
    Scripting - Customization Yes Yes Yes
    LUA Scripting - simple, fast, cross-platform Yes Yes
    - Lua sockets (ftp, http, smtp,..) Yes Yes
    - SSL (security layer) Yes Yes
    - LFS (manage large files and data storage) Yes Yes
    - Seriel port Yes Yes
    - Enraving of part numbers / serial numbering of parts Yes Yes
    - Plugin panel objects Yes Yes
    IPC Library for Data Sharing/tracking (Interprocess communication) Yes Yes
    Full Feature Screens/Controls Per Machine Type Yes Yes
    Currently Availabe: Mill, Router, Lathe, 3d Printer Yes Yes
    Multiple gcode Interpruters (Per Machine Type) Yes Yes
    Probing - Intergrated in standard screens Yes Yes
    Simulated 3d Machining (with additional plugin license) Yes Yes
    Tool Life Management (G10 L3 command) Yes
    Screw Mapping Yes
    Professional Screen Designer (advanced G.U.I.) Yes
    - Screen Animation Control Yes
    - Screen Integrated Tool Table Control Yes
    - Screen Integrated Work Offset Control Yes
    - Screen Integrated gcode editor Yes
    - Screen Artsoft Wizard Package Integration Yes
    Macro B gcode Programming (#variables) Yes
    - User definable gcodes via marco calls Yes
    - Macro Calls: G65, G66, G66.1 Yes
    - gcode via marco call (custom G codes via macro B) Yes
    - mcode via macro call (custom M codes via macro B) Yes
    - mcode via sub code (custom M code via sup program) Yes
    - Conditional gcodes Yes
    - set VN call - define variable names Yes
    gcode Editor Included Yes
    Scripted M code (custom M code via LUA script) Yes Yes
    Variable Speed Spindle Yes Yes Yes
    Spindle Relay Yes Yes Yes
    Coolant relay Yes Yes Yes
    Mist Relay Yes Yes Yes
    Threading Yes Yes Yes
    Rigid Tapping Yes Yes Yes
    Single Block Yes Yes Yes
    Block Delete Yes Yes Yes
    Optional Stop Yes Yes Yes
    MACH CNC CONTROL SOFTWARE MAIN FEATURES AND VERSION DIFFERENCES
    Standard Version Features Mach3 Mach4 Hobby Mach4 Industrial
    MACH CNC CONTROL SOFTWARE MAIN FEATURES AND VERSION DIFFERENCES
    Cutter Comp Yes Yes Yes
    Fanuc Type C Cutter Comp Yes Yes
    Fixture Offsets Yes Yes Yes
    G51 Scaling Yes Yes Yes
    G92 Offsets Yes Yes Yes
    G52 Offsets Yes Yes Yes
    Event Driven Yes Yes
    Multi Line MDI Yes Yes
    Subs In MDI Yes Yes
    OpenGL Optimization Yes Yes
    Multi-platform OS Compatibility Option Yes Yes
    Online Support Yes Yes Yes
    Phone Support Option Available Yes
    Support Priority Yes
    Available to End Users as "Do-it-yourself" Yes Yes
    Summary - Mach3 versus Mach4 :
    Mach4 Hobby is the closest comparable version to Mach3, yet it is still much more advanced. The price point of these versions is nearly
    identical. Mach3 is very popular for hobby enthusiest and is used in highly modified form by some great OEM's. In general, Mach4 is more
    complex than Mach3 and follows cnc industry standards. Mach3 has many customizations to make it easier for hobby users, but can lead to
    difficulties if users plan to apply their knowledge to more advanced systems. Mach4 is built as a full featured cnc controller capable of high
    speed machining for servo and stepper systems. Mach3's feature set is complete, while Mach4's will continue to expand. If you are new to cnc,
    Artsoft highly recommends using and learning Mach4 even if it appears that Mach3's feature set will be adequate for your needs.

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  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN A 2.5 AXIS MACHINE?

    An axis is a direction of motion controlled by the CNC machine control. It can be linear (motion along a straight line) or circular (a rotary motion). The number of axes a machine has determines it's machining capabilities. A 2.5 axis machine really has three moving axes, but only two axes can move together (most machines sold today are full three axis machines). For machining centers, a three axis machine will have three linear axes. A four or five axis machine will have three linear axes as well as one or two rotary axes.

    Note that 2.5 versus 3 axis has yet another context. 2.5 axis machining requires that the machine have three axes, but only two axes must be moving simultaneously at any one time. (Simple operations, like drilling and most milling, fall into this category). On the other hand 3-axis machining requires that all three axes be moving at the same time (More complex operations, like the machining of sculptured surfaces required in molds and airfoils, fall into this category.)

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  • HOW MANY AXES CAN MACH 3 CONTROL?

    Mach 3 CNC software can do the following:

    Converts a standard PC to a fully featured, 6-axis CNC controller
    Allows direct import of DXF, BMP, JPG, and HPGL files through LazyCam
    Visual Gcode display
    Generates Gcode via LazyCam or Wizards
    Fully customizable interface
    Customizable M-Codes and Macros using VBscript

    SET:

    Spindle Speed control
    Multiple relay control
    Manual pulse generation
    Video display of machine
    Touch screen ability
    Full screen eligibility

    EQUIPMENT:

    Lathes
    Mills
    Routers
    Lasers
    Plasma
    Engravers
    Gear cutting

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  • WHAT ELECTRICAL CABLE DO I USE TO CONNECT VFD INVERTER SPINDLE?

    The type of wire that should be used between the spindle and the VFD (Variable Frequency Driver also called the inverter) should be of stranded type and we use between 18 and 16 AWG.

    The total current is divided among the three coil wires, therefor a wire gauge of 16 should be sufficient.

    Currently we use 20AWG 4 conductor.

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  • DOES ZY PLATE COME WITH LASER HEAD COMBO.

    No the ZY plate is part of the machine kit not the head combo kit.

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  • how do I order multiple lengths of HIWIN guide rail with blocks?

    Select the desired rail here:
    https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/mechanical-rails-HIWIN-Linear

    On the product page, enter the total "cut to order" length (in inches). Then call us to specify the cut lengths. Remember that our maximum length is 2000mm or 78.74 inches.

    Our phone number is located at the top right of each web page by hovering over the "Need Help?".

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  • WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING DIMENSIONS FOR VERTICAL LASER

    Shipping crate size 121" X 36" X 92"

    Weight 511 LBS

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  • WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING DIMENSIONS FOR GREENBULL?

    76" X 40" X 26"
    230 LBS

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  • Does the 2in flexible strip brush also come in 4in lengths for the bristle?

    At this time, we only have 2 inch bristle length. How would you apply the 4 inch bristle? Would it be used for a CNC machine, or another application? We might be able to supply this longer bristly length if we can see a good market for it.

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  • If I use your greenBull CNC with 110 instead of 220, am I taking a reduction in functionality?

    No, the greenBull CNC will function with the same performance in 110 or 220 volts. When the voltage changes, the current compensates for the different voltage. Make sure to select the appropriate products for the voltage. If the product does in list the voltage, make sure to give us a cal to inform us so we can supply the correct components in the package for shipping.

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  • SHIPPING GREENLEAN

    Shipping crate 121" X 36" X 92"

    Weight 511 LBS

    Additional Information:
    ship in india pls

    Additional Information:
    International shipping rates can be determined by:
    - adding products to the cart
    - go to the cart and enter shipped by address
    - and pressing the calculate shipping button

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  • WHAT IS THE SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS FOR GREENLEAN?

    Shipping crate 121" X 36" X 92"

    Weight 511 LBS

    Additional Information:
    ship in india pls

    Additional Information:
    International shipping rates can be determined by:
    - adding products to the cart
    - go to the cart and enter shipped by address
    - and pressing the calculate shipping button

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  • WHAT IS SHIPPING DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT FOR THE VERTICAL LASER.

    Shipping crate size 121" X 36" X 92"

    Weight 511 LBS

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  • I recently purchased the 3 axis mach3 usb kit the motors have 8 different colored wires (no stripes on wire just solid color) all instructions have different colors. cannot find tutorals. does the mach 3 hook up same as planet? please let me know where I can find wiring diagram to hook up mach 3 usb BOB and motors (I am new to this kind of work projects)

    can not get the limit switches to work on the usb controller board

    Additional Information:
    Wiring the motors to the drivers for our 8 wire motor is probably the 425 oz-in NEMA 24 stepping motor. Here is the URL for the diagram of the motor:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/PN.SM60HT86-2008BF-U%20(inhouse%20PN.60BYGH303-13)%20(1).pdf

    Wire it in bipolar parallel as specified on the data sheet.

    Here is the URL for the motor to check if it is the same that you purchased.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-nema24-425ozin

    The USB mach3 board URL is here:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach3-USB-Board

    The wiring diagram is on that page and instruction on how to use it.

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  • Can I run your greenBull CNC off of a generator? If so, what specs would you recommend? Thanks!

    If you want to run a greenBull CNC machine using a generator, The generator will need to allow for a minimum amount of current draw. Here is a list of items that draw current and how much current (the list does not include the laser option):

    Spindle: 10 amps minimum so plan for more.
    The power supply for three motors and drivers: 9 amps
    The computer to run the control software: varies but out redleaf system would be a max of 2 or so.

    So you are looking at about 21 minimum so you will probably need a 25 amp generator.

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  • I HAVE YOUR MACH3 USB BOB, DO YOU GUYS SELL A TORCH CONTROL RELAY CAN WIRE UP TO TURN MY PLASMA ON AND OFF HOW WOULD WIFE THAT TOO THIS BOB?

    We do have a relay board that words like a standard relay.

    Here is the URL of the relay board that we offer:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-breakout-Relays-relay-board-250V-12A-5V

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  • WHAT ARE THE BLACKTOOTH SHIPPING DIMENSIONS?

    The blacktooth ships in 3 boxes.

    Structure 38x22x5 #54

    Components 14x13x13 #30

    Laser Tube 35x7x6 #4

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  • I have your mach3 USB BoB, do you guys sell a torch control relay I can wire up to turn my plasma torch on and off and how I would wife that too this BoB?

    We do have a relay board that words like a standard relay.

    Here is the URL of the relay board that we offer:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-breakout-Relays-relay-board-250V-12A-5V

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  • one of my motors from the blackfoot kit goes back and forth rather than turning, the wiring hasnt changed since i bought it, what could be wrong?

    The motor shaft does not turn, but slides back and forth in an axial motion? Please submit additional information on this page.

    Additional Information:
    it goes one step then the next step in the other direction so it seems to just vibrate

    Additional Information:
    It sounds like this could be a bad driver? You can determine if this is the cause by connecting another motor to this driver to see if it still happens to the new motor plugged into that driver. This will either rule out the motor causing this, or if it is the driver.

    You can also possibly rule out the driver as well if you change the step and direction wires from another driver to the problem driver.

    Make sure you do these steps one at a time. It's best to consider a single variable at a time.

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  • All of the pics and videos show your cncs cutting sheet materials, I'm interested in carving 3d images in plastic and hardwood slabs up to 2" thick. What machine and software would you recommend?

    All of our CNC machines can carve at that depth without a problem and do 3d carving. Our typical application is cutting sheet materials, but a good percentage of our customers cut 3D bas reliefs or even more complex 3D objects using reference points and jigs.

    Most of our CNC machines have a Z travel of at least 6 inches for the smaller machines and 7 to 10 inches for our larger machines. The Fabricator Pro has a Z travel of 10 inches.

    Depending on your application, you will need to consider the length of the end mill (more than the deepest depth of the 3D carving) and the stock that you will be using. If the stock plus the length of the end mill exceed the clearance with the Z axis raised to the top extent, then you will need to consider the way the table/bed of the machine is formed (maybe with a depression to take advantage of the greater need for clearance).

    The greenBull has the capability of Z axis travel of up to 36 inches, but I would recommend, if milling wood, that the Z-axis not extend more than 12 inches to reduce deflection.

    Additional Information:
    Most of the CAM software on the market will have 3D profile machining operation capabilities. CAMBAM has a very nice 3D prpfiling feature. The Vectric line of software can definitely handle this as well.

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  • can I purchase the 2' x 4' laser with an 80 watt tube?

    We offer a 4'x8' laser system that uses an 80 watt laser tube.
    Vertical Laser XL 4'x8'

    Our blackTooth 24"x20" laser uses a 40 watt laser tube due to the internal size constraints and that the laser tube is mounted on the gantry for ease of aligning and maintaining better power at the cutting end.
    blackTooth 24"x20" Laser

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  • What is the bill of materials included in the build your own laser 2' x 4' 40 watt

    The general bill of materials for the blackTooth 24"x20" laser system is as follows:

    - The structural components (MDO and Plastic parts)
    - The hardware to assemble all of the structural and mechanical parts
    - Mechanical parts like v-groove bearings, bearings for shafts, shafts, pulleys, belts, etc.
    - All of the motion electronics like motors, drivers, and laser controller
    - Wire to connect all of the electronics
    - All of the laser components including the laser tube, mirrors, mirror mounts, nozzle and lens
    - Pneumatic components including the air pump and tubing
    - Hydraulic components to cool the laser tube including a water pump and tubing

    blackTooth 24"x20" Laser

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  • WHAT MOTORS DOES THE BLACK TOOTH USE?
  • WHAT MOTORS DOES THE BLACK TOOTH USE?
  • Can you supply a "KIT" to convert my 4060Z CNC to a Laser Cutter? What is the difference capabilities between the 40Watt and 80Watt?

    We can supply all of the laser components, but you will need to determine how to mount the components.

    Additional Information:
    Alternatively, you can purchase our greenBull machine that has the laser/spindle combo head. You can see the laser/spindle head here: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-laser-spindle-combo-head

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  • Can you supply a "KIT" to convert my 4060Z CNC to a Laser Cutter? What is the difference capabilities between the 40Watt and 80Watt?

    We can supply all of the laser components, but you will need to determine how to mount the components.

    Additional Information:
    Alternatively, you can purchase our greenBull machine that has the laser/spindle combo head. You can see the laser/spindle head here: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-laser-spindle-combo-head

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  • Do you sell a USB driven breakout board for Mach4?

    Our USB CNC machine controller board works with Mach3. We haven't tried, or tested the USB board on Mach4.

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  • What is the load rating for the Linear Ball Bearing Block 20mm (0.78")?

    The dynamic load ratings for our 20mm linear round rail blocks are 880 kgf . The static load rating is 1370 kgf.

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  • how much static and dynamic load can the Linear Ball Bearing Block 20mm take?

    The dynamic load ratings for our 20mm linear round rail blocks are 880 kgf . The static load rating is 1370 kgf.

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  • HOW DO I WIRE THE 4TH AXIS THAT YOU SELL. I HAVE MACH3 SOFTWARE. NO INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR SITE

    The motor that is attached to the 4th axis is wired as follows:

    The motor should have red, green yellow and blue wires coming form the motor. The red and green are paired as one coil and the yellow and blue is paired as the other coil. You can wire the motor to a 3.0 amp driver with red to A+, green to A-, Yellow to B+ and Blue to B-

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  • Do you sell leadscrews and ballnuts that are 5 TPI? I'd like 0.001" per step, using a 200 steps/rev (1.8 degree) motor.

    We sell leadscews and anti-backlash nuts at the moment. Ballnuts will be available from us in the future.

    Specifically to your question, you want 0.001" resolution:

    The formula: (we are looking for a minimum of 1000 steps per inch
    steps = (motors steps)/(travel with one motor rotation)

    steps = (200 natural motor steps) x (microsteps ) / 0.5" travel (1/2" leadscrew 10 TPI 5 Starts)

    steps = 200 * microsteps / 0.5"

    multiply both sides by 0.5":

    steps * 0.5" = 200 * microsteps

    divide both sides by 200:

    (steps * 0.5") / 200 = microsteps

    replace steps with 1000:

    (1000 * 0.5") / 200 = microsteps

    500 / 200 = microsteps

    2.5 microsteps will provide .001"

    I would recommend 4 microsteps (1/4 microstepping), so your formula will be as follows:

    steps = steps/inch = (200 * 4) / 0.5" = 800 / 0.5" = 1600 steps/inch

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  • CAN YOU RECOMMEND WHICH CNC MACHINE TO GO WITH FOR CUTTING MELAMINE AND MAKING KITCHEN DOORS FROM MDF. ALSO DO PROVIDE TRAINING ON OPERATING SETTING UP SHOP PRODUCTION USE? THANKS

    All of our CNC machines can cut melamine. If your application (kitchen doors) requires large cutting area, then I would recommend the following machines:

    - greenBull 4x (4'x8'), 5x (5'x10') or 6x (6'x 12')

    - greenLean 4'x8' vertically oriented CNC machine

    - Or our Fabricator Pro 4'x8' metal CNC machine

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  • Can you recommend which CNC machine to go with for cutting melamine and making kitchen doors from MDF. Also do you provide training on operating and setting up machine for shop production use? Thanks
  • Is there any way i can order replacement wooden parts for a cnc machine

    Yes, you can order replacement wooden parts, but since we don't have them as products on the website, you will need to call us directly using the number at the top right corner of the website by hovering over "need help?"

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  • How long does it take to build the 40 watt laser kit?

    The blackTooth Laser cutter and Engraver can be built in a weekend. Take a look at the build instructions and try to determine if you feel you have sufficient capability to put together the laser system.

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  • What warranty is there on the 40W laser and power supply?

    Most of our products have a warranty that extends for 1 year; however, there are parts like end mills and laser tubes which are considered consumables. These parts, when used, become worn, or the usable life is decreased. Laser tubes are parts that, when used, shorten its life, and especially when proper methods are not used (i.e. running the tube with water), can drastically reduce the life of the tube. Therefore, the warranty for laser tubes are 30 days if the laser tube was not used.

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  • Does Bobcad do CAM for lathe? Others are saying that Fusion360 free edition has better more efficient toolpaths. how does Bobcad compare to free Fusion360?

    BobCAD does have a program specifically for lathe.

    I would have to agree with the others, but more on the user interface rather than the tool paths. I haven't studied the tool paths to any extent to provide a comprehensive response, other than Fusion360 (AutoDesk) has a far more advanced and cutting edge track ahead of it.

    Tool paths for lathe are relatively simple (depending on the machine and number of tools you are using), so I can't imagine that the tool paths are much different.

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  • I am planning to buy cutter engraver. How much power needed to cut .5" baltic birch plywood?

    Our CO2 laser cutters and engravers can cut birch plywood. Our 40 W lasers can cut birch plywood's at about a quarter inch. You will need a laser at least 80 W of power to cut that thickness of birch plywood. Our vertical laser XL would be able to handle that material.

    CO2 lasers in general are not the best candidate for cutting thick woods. For thick materials, it is best to use a CNC router.

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  • I am planning to buy cutter engraver. How much power needed to cut .5" baltic birch plywood?

    Our CO2 laser cutters and engravers can cut birch plywood. Our 40 W lasers can cut birch plywood's at about a quarter inch. You will need a laser at least 80 W of power to cut that thickness of birch plywood. Our vertical laser XL would be able to handle that material.

    CO2 lasers in general are not the best candidate for cutting thick woods. For thick materials, it is best to use a CNC router.

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  • I'm looking to upgrade my X-Carve with one of your vfd spindles, can you reccomend which one to use to replace the dewalt 611 router?

    If you would like to replace a router that outputs a relatively low HP (horse power) such as the Bosch PR20EVSK or Dewalt 611, both having about 1-1.25 HP, the 1.5kW spindle would have more than enough power and will also provide constant torque where the routers are unable to achieve. The 1.5kW spindle outputs 2 HP and is water cooled to keep the dust out of the air!

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  • Will Mach3 work on windows 8.1

    Yes, you can use Mach3 CNC motion control software with Windows 8, but you will not be able to access the parallel port with this version of Windows and Mach3. If you wish to use Windows 8 and Mach3 together, you will need to use a USB motion controller like the one shown at the following URL:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach3-USB-Board

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  • I have a blueChick version 4.2 CNC Machine with no schematics for it is there anyway possibly i can get them so i can finish putting my cnc together

    To assemble the blueChick v4.2, you will need two sets of instructions, the assembly instructions for the main body and mechanicals of the CNC machine, and the instructions to connect and test all of the electronics.

    The assembly instructions are located at this URL towards the bottom of the page (click on each picture to get a larger view):

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/blueChickVersion42CNCMachineKit.aspx

    The instructions to connect and test the electronics can be found at this URL:

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/CNCElectronicsandWiring.aspx

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  • Why is BuildyourownCNC selling outdated Planet CNC USB controllers?

    We will be deprecating these controllers soon and recommend our mach3 USB boards instead. Planet-CNC is a good CNC control program, however, the boards that we offer was designed in-house to feature a more compact design, but the boards on the Planet-CNC website is more feature filled.

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  • What are the dimension of the greenBull 4x with dual laser/spindle head?

    The shipping weight (with crate) of the greenBull 4X CNC machine with the dual laser/spindle head is 230 lbs. The overall dimensions are: 76"x36"x27". The crate is typicall send via freight.

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  • How is the greenBull 4x shipped?

    The shipping weight (with crate) of the greenBull 4X CNC machine with the dual laser/spindle head is 230 lbs. The overall dimensions are: 76"x36"x27". The crate is typicall send via freight.

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