We have options for those who are in a hurry, low budget and for those who want to buy parts elsewhere. All video instructions are free but if you purchase a kit, plates, electronics or hardware you will have access to bonus material like illustrations and detailed instructions on how to wire the electronics (Drivers)
This is the easiest option, buy a complete kit that you will find in the store. All info is in the respective product and if you are unsure just call us. We understand if you are new to this so you can ask anything. There is a lot of information on this page and it can be confusing, but we think its necessary so that you know what you are up against before you build the machine. It’s not difficult to build the machine but a lot of new things to learn.
If you have a tight budget then you can go to this page to see what is needed to build the machine. You may have parts at home and only want to buy what’s missing. However, you need the plates that can be bought as a product here .You can also buy our finished screw and hardware set so you do not have to buy 100-piece screws of the same kind to come down in price.
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.
A Raw machine is perfect for wood cutting and easier aluminum machining. The result will be very good and up to 1-2/10mm in precision, but it depends on you and your settings. However, you cannot compare an aluminum machine with an industrial machine for 150.000Eur, there is a reason why they are so expensive. Do not have too much hopes, but this machine is perfect for wood cutting and easier aluminum machining. The result will be very good and up to 1-2/10mm in precision, but it depends on you and your settings.
We have designed the machine modular wich means that you can grow with your machine. You can upgrade Raw 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, here is an demonstration of the strength of the machine, the first video really shows how strong the construction is.
Racks or belt drive?
We recommend belt to begin with for machines that are not longer/wider than 100cm, for longer or wider machines we recommend upgrading to Racks.
A video from CNC swede who cuts a branding iron with a Raw 1.5 with racks