I opted for moving table so my gantry is more rigid, you get less work space but machine overall is more solid.
here is my build log:
My 1st Router - PEU
I have a question about CNC table design. Some have a moveable table.
Others move the gantry. On the open source drawer slide design it seems to be headed toward a moving table. Why move the table rather than the gantry? Is there an advantage I am missing?
I think using drawer slides would be much more difficult on a moving gantry machine. Drawer slides are just not that strong, imo. They would work much better on the moving table design.Originally Posted by Kev
As was mentioned, a moving table can take up a lot more space, and the gantry will usually be more rigid. But there's no reason that one couldn't build a moving gantry machine just as rigid as a moving table. You just have to go about it a bit differently.
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Thanks guys for the replies
Peu, you have an interesting build thread.
This is my first machine and will be very light duty. Maybe drawer slides will be adequate?