I believe consumer CNC’s can be made larger and more capable, for cheaper. A design for this is close to being finalized for a machine dubbed the E7; she’s remarkably capable and has a larger build volume than the Shapoko 3 for much less than half the cost. Before we go any further, I could use some feedback from the community on the concept of an affordable CNC.
-Size: 2.6ft*2.6ft*10in (.8m*.8m*.26m)
-Build Volume: 2ft*2ft*2.5in (.6m*.6m*66mm)
-Pre-assembled aluminum frame
-GRBL platform, free CAM software online
-Fits all 70mm diameter spindles
-Nema 17’s for plastic and wood.
-Nema 23’s for Aluminum (Optional)
-Everything needed comes in the box (our spindle motor is optional).
Projected price: $380