Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter Parts List

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To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter the main parts you’ll need are stepper motors, a controller board, power supply. The lists below are my recommended parts that are required to build a machine just like mine.

Here is the detailed build page http://www.rckeith.co.uk/cnc-detailed-build-plans/

SOME ADVICE

A few builders including myself have purchased parts directly from some of the Chinese suppliers. This can be OK but if you have issues it can be very time consuming and frustrating to get resolved. I speak from experience. So l would always recommended using eBay, Amazon. They can step in and get you a refund if it comes to that. Most of the Chinese suppliers sell through eBay and Amazon and won’t want negative feedback.

This isn’t a ploy to get you to use my affiliate links, honestly. One builder l’ve been correspondening with over several emails has had issuse and by process of deduction of swapping motors and driver modules we have identified faulty hardware. He’s having the greatest of difficulty even with video evidence convincing the supplier the hardware is at fault.


US Parts List with links to eBay and Amazon

Electronics    
QtyDescriptionItemeBayAmazon
1The controller board using separate drivers modules.4 Axis TB6600 CNC Stepper Motor Driver Controller Board steppers and power supply – separate driversLatest PricesLatest Price
orThe all in one controller board. The one I use4 Axis TB6560 CNC Stepper Motor Driver Controller Board and power supply – drivers one board usually cheaperLatest PricesLatest Price
4Stepper Motors57BYGH56-401A stepper motors NEMA 23 or similar just make sure the current is suitable for the driver boardLatest PricesLatest Price
Hardware    
4Connect to steppers via couplers to drive the towersM10 x 1000mm Threaded RodLatest PriceLatest Price
2Drawer slides for the X and A axis24" (600mm) Drawer Slide 4 required usually come in pairsLatest PricesLatest Price
2Drawer slides for Y and Z axis18" (450mm) Drawer Slide 4 required usually come in pairsLatest PricesLatest Price
4Threaded rod use these to drive the towersM10 4 Prong Tee NutsLatest PriceLatest Price
4Connects steppers to threaded rod6.35 x 10mm D25mm L30mm Flexible CouplingLatest PriceLatest Price
4Optional. Allows me to use my controller on my CNC router and well as the foam cutterRJ45 Wall SocketsLatest PriceLatest Price
4Optional. Allows me to use my controller on my CNC router and well as the foam cutterCat5 patch cable length to suite your layoutLatest PriceLatest Price
13/4” or 18 mm MDF Sheetprobably 1/2 a sheet.Local DIY Store
30Used to easily join MDF partsM6 Cross dowels and Allen Head BoltLatest PriceLatest Price

UK Parts List with links to eBay and Amazon

Electronics    
QtyDescriptionItemeBayAmazon
1The controller board using separate drivers modules.4 Axis TB6560 CNC Stepper Motor Driver Controller Board steppers and power supply – separate driversLatest PriceLatest Prices
orThe all in one controller board. The one I use4 Axis TB6560 CNC Stepper Motor Driver Controller Board and power supply – drivers one board usually cheaperLatest PricesLatest Prices
4NEMA 17 Stepper MotorsUse these if your build is a more lightweight designLatest PricesLatest Prices
4NEMA 23 Stepper Motors57BYGH56-401A stepper motors NEMA 23 or similar just make sure the current is suitable for the driver board. I use theseLatest PricesLatest Prices
Hardware    
4Connect to steppers via couplers to drive the towersM10 x 1000mm Threaded RodLatest PriceLatest Price
2Drawer slides for the X and A axis24"(600mm) Drawer Slide 4 required usually come in pairsLatest PricesLatest Price
2Drawer slides for Y and Z axis18" (450mm) Drawer Slide 4 required usually come in pairsLatest PricesLatest Price
4Threaded rod use these to drive the towersM10 4 Prong Tee NutsLatest PricesLatest Price
4Connects steppers to threaded rod6.35 x 10mm D25mm L30mm Flexible CouplingLatest PricesLatest Price
4Optional. Allows me to use my controller on my CNC router and well as the foam cutterRJ45 Wall SocketsLatest PricesLatest Price
4Optional. Allows me to use my controller on my CNC router and well as the foam cutterCat5 patch cable length to suite your layoutLatest PricesLatest Price
1¾ inch or 18 mm MDF Sheetprobably 1/2 a sheet.Local DIY Store
30Used to easily join MDF partsM6 Cross dowels and Allen Head BoltLatest PricesLatest Price