Try a Bol Aero 18 diesel, I learned a huge amount from the built and then moved to a Vega V twin on the path to a Howell V4
I used a NEMA34 motor with 2505 ballscrew on my BF30. The head is counter balanced to retain 20 - 30kg of downward weight. I think the motor...
Probably not the best material as it will wear and loose register with spindle nose, cast iron or steel would be better.
Try Linuxcnc and link the analogue controls to the motor drives via the HAL. I built my own pendant drive for four axes using the resources...
+1 for fusion360
I use Linuxcnc for the controller. I bought an Optimum BF30 mill and converted it to ballscrews. Nice thing about this mill...
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