GoodEnoughCNC Hybrid CNC

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Introduction

GoodEnoughCNC Hybrid is affordable, open source open hardware CNC machine, which can transform from plasma cutter to CNC mill, laser cutter or any other tool.

Please note that we no longer actively support this project.

About Hybrid CNC

VERY LOW COST DESIGN
GoodEnoughCNC hybrid is built from standard mechanical components and steel profiles, which makes it affordable. Just basic handtools needed for assembly.

MODULAR DESIGN
Suitable for almost any application referring to the size of material. Because of the modular built the cutting dimensions can be increased with replacing only main structural beams.

TRANSFORMABLE
Using different machining toolheads - hand-held plasma torch, a spindle, laser or some other tool GoodEnoughCNC hybrid can transform from plasma cutter to cnc mill or laser cutter.

Z AXIS
Lighter and simpler to manufacture, the Z axis mechanism does not require milled parts like conventional solutions. We're using standard bearing slide guides available in local hardware store.

TOSLINKCNC
Hybrid uses fiber optic cnc machine control system, a solution we developed to get rid of ground loops and interference.

OPEN-SOURCE AND OPEN-HARDWARE
Published under open-source open-hardware licenses. Fully documented with extensive instructions for assembly available online. You can share or modify it for any purpose, even commercially.

Specifications

XYZ CNC MECHANICS
Cutting area 900 mm x 900 mm
Z travel 150 mm
Footprint 1430 mm (W) x 1200mm (L) x 630 mm (H)
Speed 1500 mm/min (max)
MOTION SYSTEM
XY motion system Timing belt and pulley (T5 or HTD5M or HTD3M)
3X Nema 23 stepper motors
Z motion system M8 Threaded rod
1X Nema 17 stepper motor
CNC CONTROL ELECTRONICS
RAMPS ARDUINO + TOSLINK CNC PLANET CNC + TOSLINK CNC
OSHW
Voltage 12-24 V 12-36 V 12-48 V
Driver Driver-stick A4988 or DRV8825 PoStep-32, PoStep-256 or THB6600 based driver PoStep-32, PoStep-256 or THB6600 based driver
Current 2.5 A 5 A 5 A
Firmware GRBL GRBL PLANET CNC
Applications Basic Default Pro
MACHINING
MILL PLASMA LASER
Material Most materials Metal Wood and plastic
Tool Spindle Plasma torch Diode or CO2 Laser
Speed 1000 mm/s (for 3mm birch wood with 3mm mill) 1000 mm/s (for 3mm black steel) Depends on material
Additionally required / Air compressor (30-100 l/min at 2-4 bar -effective 180 l/min) Air compressor, water cooling

Introduction

GoodEnoughCNC Hybrid is affordable, open source open hardware CNC machine, which can transform from plasma cutter to CNC mill, laser cutter or any other tool.