Building the Solidis CNC Y-Axis

Nearly five years ago I've bought construction plans for building a CNC router called "Solidis". And finally I thought the time was ready to start the build. I'm planning to cut and engrave the panels with it as well as other parts that would be difficult to cut by hand.

I can not give you detailed plans of the build because they are the property of the designer of this machine. But you can buy the plans online on and with my videos it shouldn't be too difficult for you to build it.

All parts are made from birch plywood wich you will mostly need in a thickness of 18mm and 12mm. A full list of all the other components is written down in the plans.

The original machine has a working area of 30 x 30 cm. I have extended the Y-axis of the machine to a working area of 30 x 50 cm. When you extend the area of a machine like this where the working tabl eis moving instead of the portal, every cm of length extension in the Y-direction results in 2 cm of total extension. So I had to build the machine 40 cm longer. This included the wooden materials as well as the linear guides and the ball screw.

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