The Downside of Homemade CNC Machines

Homemade CNC Machines

CNC machines have the ability to perform a wide range of processes with many materials including wood, acrylic, metal, and plastic. Not all users have the same needs from their machine and this can sometimes be problematic if you are buying a pre-made machine as you may end up paying for features that you will not need to use and miss out on processes that you would like. As an alternative, you may decide to assemble your own machine. To do this you have two options, you can start from scratch and make your own CNC machine, or buy a kit. Although making your own machine can save you some money in the long run, there are some disadvantages of making a homemade CNC machine, such as:

  • you need to be familiar with the basic parts of a CNC
  • depending on the type of CNC machine you want, some can be much more difficult to build than others
  • the assembly process is time consuming
  • finding suppliers for specific components can be tricky
  • to get the best price for different parts, you may have to order from several different suppliers
  • you will need to find out where to look for advice and information about setting up your CNC
  • DIY kits cost more than buying separate components

If you are considering building your own CNC machine, you will need to consider how much money you have to put into the project, the type of machine you need and what you are going to use it for. When you have weighed up all these factors, you might find that it’s easier and less expensive in the long run to purchase a ready-made machine.

At CAMaster we know how important high-quality CNC routers and plasma cutters are for your industry and we want to help you have the best. We stand by every machine we sell, and when it comes to top quality CNC machines, technical support and service, we are second to none. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you finance your CNC purchase.