Build a low budget Homemade DIY CNC machine
The book and the login to the VIP section of this page can also be useful for anyone who already have a Raw1.5 machine and need drawings or instructions for it.
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. A Raw CNC machine can be compared to a more expensive machine with an incredible precision for its price. What’s unique with a Raw CNC machine is that it uses industrial parts and strong electronics. Raw is even used in professional environments to cut everything from aquariums to speakers all around the world.
A standard Raw machine is built with Steel wheels that rolls on a steel axis. A Raw machine uses Racks, ball screw or 15mm steel reinforced timing belts and not 6 or 9mm belt that is more suitable for 3D printers. The machine comes in different versions and sizes from 100x100cm up to 130x180cm.
About the book
Building CNC machines can be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever do. It is educational and a great hobby. I have been building machines since 2009, 11 years at the time of writing and think it is as fun today as when I started. I have built everything from Laser cutters, Hot wire cutters, Robot arms, 3-6 axle machines, 3D printers and plasma cutters. If you have built any one of the machines above, you can build them all. The technology and the software are very similar between the different machines. Building machines is easy but the road to get there is long and the idea of this book is to help you on the way.
With this book comes a VIP membership on our home page dedicated to this book. You will get access to hours of video instructions. Once logged in you will get access to over a decade of material like, Plates in .DXF format, Stencils for plates, and articles on how to wire inverters, Lasers and much more. The site has information that the book does not cover.