Torsion CNC Router Plans


Build your own high performance CNC router by following this detailed set of plans.

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Plans to build your own CNC router and laser engraver/cutter. Digital delivery in .pdf and .xls format. Immediate download after payment.

The plans include:

  • 70 sheets of detailed drawings on A3 page size
  • Exploded views, parts lists
  • Fully dimensioned views of each part to be built
  • Instruction manual to accompany drawings
  • Tips, recommended tools, raw materials required, and parts to purchase
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) spreadsheet

This machine is a high performance CNC machine using HIWIN profile linear guide rails and bearings, driven by C7 accuracy ball screws. The machine was carefully engineered to maximize performance and minimize cost to build, with low maintenance and high reliability. The frame components are constructed from hardwood Baltic birch plywood using a torsion box design. The torsion boxes create a very stiff structure that is very good at resisting twist and deflection during machining operations.

You will get incredible performance for the cost. The estimated cost to build a running machine from these plans is approximately $2000 to $2500, assuming you source the parts yourself. As a comparison, to buy a commercially available machine of similar capability would cost anywhere from $6000 to $10000. Note that many advertised prices for kits and machines do not include electronics, or other required components.

Machine Specifications:

  • 37″ x 24.6″ x 6″ working area
  • 53″ x 44.5″ x 28″ overall size
  • HIWIN Linear Guideways
  • C7 Ball Screws
  • Gecko G540 Driver or Leadshine drivers
  • (4) NEMA 23 Stepper Motors, two on the long axis
  • Capable of machining wood, aluminum, foam, plastics, composites, more
  • Runs a common woodworking router, a spindle/VFD, a laser, or drag knife
  • >1000 inches per minute (ipm) rapid speeds
  • >300 ipm feed speeds
  • Run with open source (free) Linux CNC software, or your favorite control software