Since 2010, Momus CNC has been providing plans and documentation to
construct Do-it-Yourself (DIY) desktop manufacturing equipment. Through
innovative design, our mission is to enable builders to construct home-built
machines that rival the performance of commercial equipment costing many
times more. The design of our compact, fully enclosed, precision 3 axis CNC
router can be constructed with common shop tools and skills.
Expand your desktop manufacturing capabilities, by being able to
machine objects from wood, foam, plastics, and even light work in
aluminum and brass. With a 16” x 16” x 5” working envelope, the
machine is ideal for engraving, woodworking projects, sign making,
circuit boards, making components for R/C cars and planes, and
other small-scale milling operations. Create anything from simple
engravings, to complex three dimensional forms.
Our product is a comprehensive 170 page manual, that completely outlines the
construction of the machine. It contains detailed drawings for every part,
exploded-view drawings, more than 350 photographs, and detailed descriptions
of fabrication and assembly. The machine is designed to be built from standard
sizes of material,and utilizes commercially available components. All required
materials can be sourced either locally or through online suppliers. The
construction manual includes a complete bill of materials, and list of vendors.
The Construction Manual:
We supply the plans, you supply the materials.
Imagine it, mill it.
Join a community of other builders and users on the active CNCzone
forum. We have a dedicated sub-forum for builders and those
interested in the Momus CNC. Benefit from the experience and
knowledge of those who have already constructed machines, and
are actively using them.
2. Control electronics. Available as a complete kit
from numerous third party suppliers.
3. A computer, with the following types of software:
- design software (such as CAD or 3d modeling).
- CAM software, to generate toolpaths.
- control software, to run the machine.
The Momus CNC construction manual includes all of
the information necessary to construct the machine, as
well as a list of suppliers for everything else required,
and a descriptive overview of how it all works together
as a complete system.
In addition to providing all of the information necessary to build the machine, the
construction manual also covers numerous related topics, such as the design
philosophies that led to this particular machine design, the basic principles of
CNC, workflows within CAD/CAM software, overview of machine electronics, and
some structural design information that can be helpful should you choose to
make modification to the machine. The manual also contains wiring diagrams for
two common models of motor control drives, and basic configuration settings for
the most popular machine control software.