Raw 1.5, A Low budget, cheap cnc machine that really works!
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Raw is one of the first aluminum machines on the market and was first built around 2010. We have continuously updated the machine to make it stronger, cheap and modular while many others who copied this machine has gone the opposite way.
A standard Raw machine comes with Steel wheels that rolls on a steel axis. A Raw machine uses 15mm steel reinforced timing belts or racks and pinions instead of 6 or 9mm belt that is more suitable for 3D printers. The machine comes in two versions and sizes from 100x100cm to 130x180cm.
One of the coolest hobby projects avalible
To build a CNC machine is probably the coolest project you can have. You will learn alot and the result is a machine that really works. A CNC machine is also worth a lot of money so when you don’t need the machine or need to upgrade you can sell the machine for more money than you put in to it.
So how do i build this awesome machine?
You can go to our shop and buy kit and start to build the machine right away. If you purchase a kit from our store you will get access to all the drawings, videos and illustration of this and all other upcoming machines for a whole year.
Why should I build a Raw 1-5 machine?
If you have never worked with a CNC machine, you will discover a whole new world of manufacturing. A Raw1.5 machine can mass-produce parts with extreme accuracy and speed. As soon as you have drawn and set a piece to be cut, just load it into the machine and it produces the same part in infinity. Compare it with standing for hours in front of the band saw and doing the same. A CNC machine is like a very good employee who works around the clock without whining.
Raw is among the first aluminum machines. There are a lot of copies on our machine, which is fun, what’s less fun is that they chose cheap parts in plastic and shaky designs. We have chosen to go the other way and today our machine is the strongest and most serious “Do-it-yourself” machine on the market what we know of. A Raw1.5 can weigh up to 40-90 kilos and only the plates weigh 10 kilos and are made of up to 8mm aluminum. Compare it to other machines that have 3-4mm aluminum or steel plates. A Raw uses industrial parts for the same price as other machines.
Raw 1.5 is very rubust and strong but you cannot compare an aluminum machine with an industrial machine for 150.000Eur, there is a reason why they are so expensive. This machine is perfect for wood cutting and easier aluminum machining. The result will be very good and up to 1-2/10mm in accuracy, but it depends on you and your settings. Look at the videos below.
We have designed the machine to be modular which means that you can grow with your machine. You can upgrade a Raw 1.5 from belt to racks and make it bigger up to 130x180cm by changing some of the parts. Raw can be super strong by reinforce it with steel and tougher electronics.
Read this usefull information before you build the machine http://rawcnc.com/usefull-information-before-you-build-a-raw-1-5-cnc-machine/ This will help you to decide what machine to build.
Building a radiator cover with a Raw CNC machine
Different versions of Raw 1.5
A video from CNC swede who cuts a branding iron with a Raw 1.5 with racks