So I realise this is probably a very obvious question, but I have zero experience here.
If I were to pre-order the 500mm kit, how easy would it be to swap out one axis for a 1000mm rail in the future? Would it just be a case of swapping ou the rail and putting in a new waste board, or have I missed something obvious?
Thats right, all you have to do is swap the rails to the longer ones.
I have seen people with a longer Y axis or a longer X axis and it works.
If your going to extend only one of the axis, ill recommend that you make the Y axis longer to keep the gantry as sturdy as possible.
Don’t forget you’ll need longer belts also!
Thank you both. I’m hoping I could dive straight in with a 500x1000 setup and avoid all the head scratching of figuring out what to buy.
Yeah sorry, forgot about those belts.
@MarcJennings another thing to remember is the length of the wires and drag chain (if you use it) are different too.
Plenty for my to think about, then. Thanks all.
From what I was told it’s a little bit more than just rails but still very easy. The belts would need to be a different length along with what’s already mentioned.
And also the wiring lengths would change, and the Drag Chain.
So, how would I go about ordering this with a 500 X axis and a 1000 Y axis with the correct belt, wiring, and drag chain?
The best way to build this machine is to order 1000 x 1000 and cut the parts down. Save some money and make your own waste board.
I was successful at this but I made my machine 1000 x 800, the extra wire and belts, etc was handy because I ended up with enough to locate my electronics a bit further from the CNC
I don’t mind paying the $76 for the 500 rails but I don’t see any way of ordering these separately on the website.
Also, shipping for the waste board to me (Hawaii) is showing $266. Can I order the “fully loaded” kit without the waste board?
Yes click “none” on the waste board.
I just upgraded my Y to 1000mm. Currently i have the 500mm 9i hex loaded on my arduino. is that a problem and if it is how would i change it? I tried opening up the hex file to edit it but its written in an alien language to me.