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CNC Design Ltd Desktop CNC Mini Muscle Machine.

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Ifyouwouldliketoviewthe
assemblyinstructionstoseewhatis
includedinthekitandwhatis
involvedthenpleaseclickthelink
below:
ViewAssemblyInstructions

Fullyassembledmachineand
fullywired.

AssembledOption1Kit.

PleasefindbelowpicturesoftheNewDesktopCNCMachine.

TheDesktopCNCMarketisfloodedatthemomentwithcheapframesfromChina,thatareokayforlightengravi
donotactuallydothespeedsorrangeofmaterialstheyclaimto.

AfterthefeedbackoverthelastyearwehaveconcludedthatthereisagapintheDesktopmarketforamoreRo
fullrangeofmaterials,justlikeacommercialmachine,butatanaffordablepriceforthehobbypeopleorsmallb

Wellthepicturesbelowarewhatwehavecameupwithandwecanassureyouthatnotonlydoesthismachine
througharangeofmaterialswitheaseandnochatterorwobbletobefound.
Weofferthreepurchaseoptionswhichwillbejusttheframeorframewithcontrollerandmotorsasshowninth
inkitformtokeepthepricedownevenmore.

Hereisaquickrundownofthespecs.

BallScrewsoneachAxis(Notcheaptrapezoidalthreads)

12mmQuadRailsonZAxis

12mmQuadSupportedRailsonXAxis

12mmDualSupportedRailsonYAxis

Framebuiltof60x20anodisedaluminiumprofile.

Mixtureoftough6mm10mmaluminiumplates,custommade.

Totaldimensionofthealuminiumframe(approx):
width:465mmxdepth:465mmmmxheight:410mm

Cuttingarea(Approx)
XAxis310mm
YAxis310mm
ZAxis90mm

Clampingarea:370mmx160mm,widthofthetslots:3x5mmand4x8mm

BuiltinKressspindleholder,orcanbechangedoutforsmallerholder.

3.1nmMotorsoneachAxis

4.3ampsmotordriversmountedincustomboxtomatchmachine.

Motorsfullywiredandprotectedinflexiconduit.
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InductiveSensorLimit/HomeSwitchoneachAxiswithcustommountbrackets.

EmergencyStopbuttonwiredbacktocontroller.

AsyoucanseebelowtheQuadrailsetupontheXandZAxismeanszerowobbleormovementwhenthemachin
especiallywhenitiscutting.

Withthetraditionalwayofmountingaspindleyoualwaysgettheexpectedoverhangandthiscancauseunwant
vibration,nottomentionundesirablechatterwhencuttingcertainmaterial.TheQuadrailsetupdoesawaywith
spindlecenterofthemachineandkeepingasrigidaswecangetit.

TheZCarriagehasbeendesigntotakeaKressspindle,butyoucanalsodroparangeofotherspindles/routers
Wesupplyitwitha43mmspindleholder,butcancustommakeyouonetosuityourspindle.

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Belowisaquickvideoshowingtheprototypemachinecuttingafewdifferentmaterials.

Withthe3.1NMmotorsandcombinationofballscrews,thismachinemovesfastwhenperformingrapidtravelm
whencutting.

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Keepingthewiringsafeandoutthewayisamustwhenmakingupamachineforobviousreasons.

Wefitthemotorswithcustomendcapsthatallowfortheconduittobefixedsecurelyinplaceandkeepthewho
andtidy.

Withourowncustommadeboxtosuitthemachine,wenotonlytryandkeepthestyleinwiththelookofthem
extracarethatalljointsaresolderedandsecuredneatandtidy.

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Alltheconduitfromthemotorcablesterminateinsidetheboxandarefixedratherthanhavingplugs.
Themainreasonforthisisthatitonlytakesoneofthemotorplugstobecomelooseandyouwilleasilyblowad

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OneachAxisthereisfittedoneLimit/Homeswitch.
Wehaveusedinductivesensorsthatswitchataround3.54mmdistanceandareveryreliablecomparedtomech
thatcanwearout.

Custommountingbracketshavebeenmadetosuitourmachine,keepingthelimitswitchesneatlywheretheyar

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UsingC7Gradeballscrewsoneachaxisnotonlyprovidessmoothmovements,butalsogivesusmoreaccuracya

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UsingRailsarenowbolteddownintotnutclamps,10oneachrail.

FK08bearingsarenowbeingusedontheXAxisandYAxisballscrewsalongwithupgradeddrivercouplers.

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CustomersWorkcreatedontheMiniMuscleMachine.
Iwilladdphotosaspeoplesendtheirworkin.

WoodCarving

ThisisareallynicecarvedDragondone
purchasedoneofthefirstbatchofCNC
Machines.

Hesetupthetoolpathtodothefirstro
endmill.

Nexthecreatedatoolpaththatuseda
therestofthewaste.

Finallyhesetatoolpathfora3mmball
offthewholepiece.

Ithinkyouwillagree,itisstunning.

Cutting15mmAluminiumplateand0.5mmSiliconSteelLaminations

Barrysaysthefollowing:

TheMiniMusclemachinecanbeused
0.5mmsiliconsteellaminationssucces
following..

1.Raisethemachinebedby50mmorm
axistravelandimproverigidity.
Iusedacetalsheettoaccomplishthis,c
pockettoholdthelamination.
Thelaminationmustbeclampedaroun
vibration.

2.UseTiNicoatedslotdrills.Don'twas
carbideslotdrill1stheywillbluntvery
IusedaGuhring3mmslotdrillGUR161
Tools,foraroughingpass.Allow+0.2m
RPMsetto4.5ontheKressspindle,fee
Don'trunslower.Plungerate100mm/m

3.IusedaGuhring2mmslotdrillGUR1
CromwellTools,forafinishingpasstos
RPMsettp4.5ontheKressspindle,fee
1000mm/min.Take0.15mmdepthram

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4.Airlinetocoolcutter.

5.Ialsoemployedholddowntabstoke
place.

6.TheGuhringtoolshavea6mmshank
toolrigidity.
Straightshanktoolsof2and3mmdia,
finisheddimensionsandsurfacefinish
variable.

7.Dimensionscutwerewithin0.05mm

Engraving

Thisengravingexamplewasproduced
ourdemovideoandtooklessthan2m
Asstatedinthevideo,weusedanold
tohand,butstillthequalityatthosesp
well.

Exampleof2.5/3dcarvingaluminium.

Moredetailscanbefoundonthisthreadintheforums:
http://www.ukcnc.info/forums/showthread.php?810Exampleof25D3DmillingontheCNCMiniMuscleMac

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VideoExampleofcarvingwoodengearhead.

Moredetailscanbefoundonthisthreadintheforums:
http://www.ukcnc.info/forums/showthread.php?849ExampleofCarvingawoodengearwheel

VideoExampleofmillingaluminiumprofile.

Moredetailscanbefoundonthisthreadintheforums:
http://www.ukcnc.info/forums/showthread.php?811ExampleofmillingAluminiumProfileontheCNCMiniM

VideoExampleofmillingslotsandholesinelectronicprojectbox.

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CertainthingstokeepinmindwhencomparingthismachinetootherlowcostDesktopCNCsolutionsoutthere.

WearesupplyingthemachinewithBallScrewsoneachaxis,alongwithcommercialbearings.
ThesearenotthecheapAcme/Trapezoidalthreadsthatstruggletohitrapidmovementsandcancausebacklash

TheframeisusingRigid,strong,goodlooking!,lightweightaluminiumprofilesandnotthintinthathasbeenben

Therearenoplasticpartswithinthemechanicsofthemachineapartfromtheretainersthatstoptheball
screwnuts,thisisastandardcomponent.

NotonlydowehaveQuadRailsontheZandXAxis,butwehavealsogoneforsupportedrailswhichmake
speedsandusingbiggercuttingtools.
Theseextrasdoincreasetheprice,butyouwillnotbedisappointedintheperformanceorhowrigidthismakest

Stainlesssteelnutsandboltsareusedallaroundforstrengthandfrompreventingrustifyourworkshop
months!

Youget100%supportonemailandfromthesupportforumsonourwebsite,youdonothavetolearnanother
worryaboutusnotbeingtherenextweek!

Weshowviavideoandphotosexamplesofwhatourmachinecando,soyoucandecidebeforeyoubuyit,
Wehavealwaysdonethisandfinditstrangehowmanycompaniesjustdonotbothertodothiswiththeirmach

Wehavetriedtokeepthepricedownasmuchaswecan,bythistimeintroducingtheOption1asbeingaselfbu
Option1:CompleteDIYFrameKit.

Clickingonimagewillshowalargerpicture

**NOTE***ThesepicturesareshowingMK1KitpartsandthephotosneedtobeupdatedwithMK2Kitparts.
Thisincludesallthealuminiumplates/profilesdrilled,countersunkandtapped.

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Alsoincludedaresteppermountplates,spacers,couplers,ballscrewsandlinearrailswithbearings.
Allthestainlessnutsandboltswillalsobeincluded.

ThestandardSpindleHolderwesupplyisdesignedforthepopularKressRouterwitha43mmhole.Wecanmake
thespindleyouwish.Justletusknow,andwewillcutacustomZAxisbottomplatealongwithaspindleholdert

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Youwillneedtosupplyyourownmotors,stepperdrivers,breakoutboard,controllerbox,powersupplyandspin
Ifyouwouldliketoviewtheassemblyinstructionstoseewhatisincludedinthekitandwhatisinvolved
below:
ViewAssemblyInstructions

Takemebacktothetopofthepage.
Option2:FullyAssembledandAlignedFrame

Clickingonimagewillshowalargerpicture

ThisincludesallofthepartslistedinOption1,butwewilldeliverafullyassembledunitalignedandtested.
**NOTE***ThesepicturesareshowingMK1KitpartsandthephotosneedtobeupdatedwithMK2Kitparts.

ThestandardSpindleHolderwesupplyisdesignedforthepopularKressRouterwitha43mmhole.Wecanmake
thespindleyouwish.Justletusknow,andwewillcutacustomZAxisbottomplatealongwithaspindleholdert
PleasenoteyouarestillbuyingaKit,thisisabuildserviceweprovideasaseparateservice.

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Youwillneedtosupplyyourownmotors,stepperdrivers,breakoutboard,controllerbox,powersupplyandspin

Takemebacktothetopofthepage.
Option3:FullyAssembledandAlignedFramewithMotors+.

Clickingonimagewillshowalargerpicture

ThisincludesallofthepartslistedinOption1,aswithOption2wewilldeliverafullyassembledunitalignedandt
completewith3.1NmStepperMotorsfullywiredintocustommadecontrollerboxwithconduit/endcaps,break
4.2ampStepperDrivers.
AlsoLimitswitchesandEmergencystopbuttonsarewiredinforyou.
Fullytestedbeforeitgoesoutthedoor.
PleasenoteyouarestillbuyingaKit,thisisabuildserviceweprovideasaseparateservice.

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ThestandardSpindleHolderwesupplyisdesignedforthepopularKressRouterwitha43mmhole.Wecanmake
thespindleyouwish.Justletusknow,andwewillcutacustomZAxisbottomplatealongwithaspindleholdert

IforderingOption3withmotorsanddriversthenwewillbesupplying3.1Nmmotors,longwith4.5ampStepper

Againwiththepowersupply,thedriverswillrunfrom2050volt.Itisrecommendedthough,thatyoutrytostick

Wewereusinga36VoltPowersupplyinourvideo,butdependingonwhetheryouwantbetterperformancethe
upto43voltsorevendownto25volts.

Takemebacktothetopofthepage.
08/08/2014Option3Bundle

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Wearenowatthestagewhereinthenextcoupleofweekswecanofferafullyworkingbundle,whichshould
toyougoing.

UptonowwehavebeensupplyingtheOption3(FullyAssembledMachine)witheverythingexceptthepower
CAD/CAMsoftware.Butthatisabouttochangeinthenextcoupleofweeks.

CNCDesignLtdarenowOEMdistributorsofthepopularVectricsoftwaresuitesandalsonowdistributorsthe

WewillbenowlookingtobundleOption3withVectric'sCut2Dsoftware.

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Forfullproductdetailspleasecheckouttheirsitehttp://www.vectric.com/products/cut2d.html

AlsowewillbebundlingthetopoftherangeKressSpindle1050FME1

Productfeatures:

Nominalratedinput1.050Watt
Noloadspeed5.00025.0001/min.
Softstartupandstartcurrentlimitation
Armouredmotorwindingtoprotectagainstdustandparticles
Stainlesssteelmotorflangewithdoublebearingforimprovedmillingperformance
Electronicoverloadprotectionpreventsthemotorfromoverheating
Carboncutoffbrushesformotorprotection
4mrubberpowercablewithpatentedquicklocksystem(FittedwithUKplug

AlsoaswellashavingthespindlefittedwithaUKplugontheleadwearegoingtosupplytwocolletsandnuts(8
ofjustthestandard8mmcolletsthatcomeswiththeKressasstandard.

KeepinmindthattopurchaseCut2DandtheKress1050FMEwith3mmcolletyouarelookingat340.00fromm
suppliersoutthere.

WeareplanningonstillofferingtheOption3fullybuiltandwiredmachinewiththebundlelistedabovefor

Moreinformationtogoupsoon.

Takemebacktothetopofthepage.

Software
OurmachinewillworkwiththepopularsoftwarealreadyoutthereonthemarketsuchasMach3andKcam.Infa
interpreterwillworkifitsupportsI/Oviatheprinterport.

Simplypluginthecontrollerboxtoyourcomputer'sprinterportandconfigurethesoftwarewiththesettingswe

YoucanuseanyCad/CamsoftwaretoproduceyourartworkandthenproduceGcodetoloadintoMach3orKcam
parts.

PopularprogramssuchasCUT2DallowyoutodrawupyourdesignandcreateyourGcode.Weusethisourselve
fromouronlineforumsifanyhelpisneeded.

Pleasedonothesitatetoemailinfo@ukcnc.netbackwithanyquestions.

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Hereareafewpicturesofoursmallassemblyline.
Theturntablesareidealasthemachinesgettoafairweightastheyareassembled.

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