Building the Solidis CNC – Assembly

Now I started building the portal and finally I could assemble all the parts. Take your time to ensure that all the components are aligned correctly and orientated to each other. A misalignment could affect the accuracy of the CNC. Use a flat surface for this. I changed the dimensions of the terminal box to fit it to my components.


There have been questions about the used components and if I could give you links to the parts I bought. Instead of writing down the links that will be useless in some years or whenever the items are removed from the shop, I will write down the technical names so you can search for them in any shop you like. All the metal hardware components were bought from aliexpress.

  • 2x SBR16 linear guides 1000mm
  • 4x SBR16UU linear bearing blocks
  • 1x SFU1605 ball screw with single ball nut BK/BF12 end machined 1000mm
  • 1x SFU1605 ball screw with single ball nut BK/BF12 end machined 300mm
  • 1x SFU1605 ball screw with single ball nut BK/BF12 end machined 500mm
  • 3x CNC flexible shaft coupler 6.35 x 10 mm
  • 2x BF12 support unit for ball screws
  • 3x BK12 support unit for ball screws
  • 2x SBR16 linear guides 300mm
  • 2x SBR16 linear guides 500mm

The electronic came from Letmathe. I took an Estlcam set with single stepper motor controllers and a MDLCNC Estlcam interface. I took single controllers because when one of the controllers will be damaged in teh future I can replace it seperatly and not a whole PCB unit.

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8 Responses to Building the Solidis CNC – Assembly

  1. Andre says:

    what milling motor did you use?

  2. Kirk says:

    Thanks for posting the list of components. After pricing each of those, I find it will be more than I want to spend. But great job on the CNC machine and the entire build.

  3. Does Building the Solids CNC take a long time?

    • Mickey says:

      It depends on your skills. It took me about two month to build it. Ok, I had to film and produce videos the same time. So I could have done it in half the time.

  4. Stefan de Brie says:

    Hello Michael.

    One question. You have extended the working table, but did you also moved the portal to reach the complete working area?

    Greatings Stefan de Brie

    • Mickey says:

      Yes of course, to come out with 20 cm more space in the Y direction I had to extend the Y-axis by 40 cm and move the portal 20 cm to the middle of the axis.

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