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    Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a kit?

    Besides cncrouterparts.com is there any other vendor that will sell me all the electrical and mechanical components to attach to my own 8020 t slot frame and make my own machine?

    I can weld and it would be cheaper and stronger IMHO to just weld it out of steel 1.5x3" tube which is a fraction of the price and much stiffer than 40x80mm t slot extrusion. I would keep some 8020 tube for ease of assembling, but most of the table can be buildt out of steel IMHO.

    Thanks for any insight!

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    Re: Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a

    Plenty, but it's a lot of work. Do you have an idea of the model you intend to build? Do you want similar electronics to the CNCrouterparts? Are you going to cut the beams yourself or purchase them from 80/20 cut to size? Do you know how you are going to join them? Anchors or brackets? Here's my machine using profile 3030 of 80/20 extrusion.

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    Re: Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a

    Here are just a few resources to start with:

    AutomationDirect.com
    StepperOnline.com

    controllers:
    CNC4U
    PMDX
    Warp9td
    Buildyourowncnc.com

    there are many.

    Many you can find on eBay and Amazon.

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    Re: Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a

    Anchors or brackets
    Answer is neither. I hope to just drill a hole and use a bolt tapped into the end. Not sure what the advantage is of using these milled anchors. It's not like one needs to move the rails often. Might as well make it as permanent as possible.

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    Re: Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a

    "AutomationDirect.com
    StepperOnline.com
    CNC4U
    PMDX
    Warp9td
    Buildyourowncnc.com

    None of these websites seem to have a complete A-Z BOM of proven materials /builds that have actually been made except for the last one which is more expensive then CNCrouterparts.

    https://rovercnc.com/products/roverc...dard-drive-kit

    seems to be the only website that is half way as good as cnc router parts, but it doesn't even have a complete BOM of the pro level router they sell, only the beginner model.

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    Re: Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a

    None of these websites seem to have a complete A-Z BOM of proven materials /builds that have actually been made except for the last one which is more expensive then CNCrouterparts.
    DIY designs vary so much that you are not likely to find much of that. On the other hand; there are lots of builds documented here and elsewhere on the web that you can study and come up with your own design from.

    Also, don't forget that you can come back here with a proposed design and ask for opinions!


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    Re: Want to make 8020 frame and then buy all the custom plates and motor mounts as a

    Not sure exactly what you are looking for unless it’s a pre-designed build like the Openbuilds’ Ox. It’s not 80/20 extrusion T-slot, it’s V-slot.


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