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ChrisS920
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KReduCNC

Post by ChrisS920 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:43 pm

Do you have a BOM for the KReduCNC? Do you have an estimated cost to build the KReduCNC? I was planning on building the KRMx02 but I don't have the floor space at this time so this will do for a startup machine.

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Re: KReduCNC

Post by msimpson » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 pm

What I have on the KReduCNC is up on the website. I probably wont be doing much more with that build anytime in the near future.

If you dont have any of the parts, the KReduCNC will cost you between $800 and $1000 to build.

You might want to look into my CNC Construction Set machine. Its size is a little over twice that of the KReduCNC but its a much more serious machine. Much closer to the KRMx02 build.

The CNC Construction Set will cost you about twice that but is 10 times the machine as the KReduCNC. Also, the CNCCS CNC shares prettymuch the same electronics as the KRMx02.

If you are interested in being one of my beta builders I can set you up with the work books at no charge. But, please, only if you are serious about building it.

Here is the web pages I have started.
http://www.kronosrobotics.com/cnccsintro/

Let me known..

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Re: KReduCNC

Post by ChrisS920 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Michael,
I am going to build a machine but I have just a couple more questions just because I might be moving within the next 9 months and this will be built in my current basement and I will need to remove it. What are the overall dimensions of the CNCCS CNC? Finished weight? and rough build cost? keep in mind I'm starting this project with only the laptop I'm typing with.


Are there templates? I see 80/20 aluminum and what are the red side supports built of?

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Re: KReduCNC

Post by msimpson » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:22 pm

The overall dimensions are about 28" wide and 40" long. I would say it probably weighs about 100lbs. Would be very easy to move with too people. I have casters on mine, so its very movable within the shop. But with stairs you will need some help. Depending on what you have I would say it will cost somewhere around $2000 if you dont have anything. But the CNCCS is all about options. The machine can be upgraded as a downdraft plasma cutter.

I do have templates, and I will include them with for my beta builders. You get to choose the material you use for the plate material. The lightest weight and cheapest are made from 1/2" PVC. You can also pretty much any 1/2" material. I have a couple beta builders using Corian that they purchased online. I have a machine made from Corian, Another with PVC. You can even use aluminum.

Personally for your case, I would recommend the PVC. Its light, inexpensive and takes paint very well. It is very easy to cut and drill holes. For many of the plates, the type of material does not mater as they get there rigidity from the extrusion or other components that is attached to them. Some of the Z axis components could benefit from a stiffer material like Corian, acrylic, or aluminum. These are easily upgraded later.

The build calls for a UC100 motion controller so just about any PC with a USB port will be fine.

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Re: KReduCNC

Post by ChrisS920 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:48 pm

Thanks for all the helpful information I was reading in the general forum in V2, have you and 80/20 worked out an agreement for pre drilled extrusion. I was reading in the KRMx02 forum about individuals drilling there own extrusion an being off ever so slightly that disrupted their builds.

Otherwise count me in as a beta builder. This is just the beginning when I have the shop or space I will build the KRMx02 that I already bought plans for.

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Re: KReduCNC

Post by msimpson » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:29 pm

Contact me via email with your address and I will get the first volume out to you.

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