WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source
The WorkBee CNC router was originally designed by Ryan Lock of Ooznest UK, and it incorporates many upgrades. It is a super-strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine. The WorkBee CNC router design has gone through different changes and WorkBee Version 1 originally had the leadscrews placed in compression. However they have upgraded the WorkBee kits now with version 2, with the major differences being the use of leadscrew tensioners and longer leadscrews in the X and Y Axis. This helps to solve the problem of Whipping when for long length or faster Speeds. Which also fixes many other unwanted issues, making it stable and strong!
Based on C-Beam, V-Slot, Xtreme Solid V-Wheels and TR8x8 (P2) Leadscrews it is reliable.
It has been carefully designed and can accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.1-0.2 mm accuracy or better.
With a WorkBee CNC router machine you can manufacture functional engineering parts, toys, signs, or whatever you can imagine without leaving the workshop.
The Cable Drag Chain bundle contains all the hardware for mounting Cable Drag Chains on your WorkBee, Ox CNC or other CNC machine to help with cable management.
We offer the Mach3 options as they work better and are stronger in terms of usability, stability, and are better suited for CNC.
We provide complete manual instructions and a step by step guide on how to assemble the machine, This is sent with the order.
The WorkBee CNC has been upgraded to version 2.3 after many big changes and upgrades, especially the latest Version add Tingle Tensioning System which solve the problem of whipping when for long length or faster speed,it allows the Lead screw to be placed under a higher amount of tension which minimizes lead screw ‘whip’ allowing faster feed rates to be achieved.It make the Lead Screw Smooth and precise.
It has been carefully designed and can accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.05-0.2mm accuracy or better. With a WorkBee CNC Kit you can manufacture functional engineering parts, toys, signs, or whatever you can imagine without leaving the workshop.
The added benefits of the WorkBEE CNC Machine:
Please take note of the following options available:
Please take note of the following Addons that can be used for the machine:
Please note no additional shipping charges will be added.
Please note: Mach3 Controller option is suitable for Senior to Advanced Level CNC Engineers and CNC Enthusiasts.
Frame Size Working Area
750 x 1000mm 550 x 770mm
1000 x 1000mm 800 x 770mm
1500 x 1500mm 1300 x 1270mm
Compatible Material for Cutting/Milling:
54mm or 94mm Travel, 27mm or 47mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoiler-board.
The spoiler-board supports have two height configuration, these are the maximums for each configuration.
WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source contains the following parts:
Please note: The following parts are not included:
Nema 23( 2.45N.m) Stepper Motor:
2.2 kW Water Cooled Spindle Motor:
There are 3 controller options:
Arduino GRBL Based Controller contains the following - Complete controller parts as shown below:
The GRBL Driver controller kit comes with:
Mach3 NVEM USB based - Mach3 software - Complete controller parts as shown below:
DDCS v3.1 Offline Controller - Complete controller parts as shown below:
Big Benefit of the offline controller is that you do not need any laptop to operate, it runs independently on it's own and it already has built in software! Excellent Choice!
The DDCS is a 3~4 axes motion controller for stepper and servo systems. DDCS V3.1 is updated from DDCS V2.1 on software and hardware.It combines great power with a tiny footprint and is easy to use. The highest output pulse per axis is 500KHz.
This provides high control precision for stepper motors and servo motors.
The DDCS numerical control system adopts the ARM+FPGA design framework. ARM controls the human-computer interface and code analysis and the FPGA provides the underlying algorithms and creates the control pulse. This guarantees reliable control and easy operation. The internal operating system is Linux based.
The panel layout structure of the DDCS V3.1 is very rational to save space. All operations are controlled by only 17 keys and a comprehensive G code set is supported.
The DDCS can be used for many styles and types of CNC machines. Lathes, Routers, Pick&-Place and Mills are just a few examples. The DDCS operates as a Stand Alone system without the need of a computer. This guarantees high precision, accuracy and reliability.
Complete Installation Guide provided.
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