Here is a SKETCH of my router to be. I have almost all the parts. The uprights on each side are some seriously chunky extruded t-slot ali section. The X rails are THK beauties, the Y axis is a Thomson superslide with ballscrew on it's back. The z- axis is a Aerotech ballscrew stage.
The length of the x and y axis is about 25", travel obviuosly less.
I intend to drive the x axis with two lead screws from one motor with belt connections.
Sounds OK so but I need to make the base.
The machine will only be weilding a 900W Kress router (to start with). Mostly routing of wood and ALI but also some small mould making stuff. I want the machine to be nice and stiff. A little over built perhaps.
Suggestions for the base please. I was thinking a structure from extruded ali with ali plates top and bottom torsion box style but what about this resin concrete I hear about? After all I don't have to move it around when cutting.
Also ideas for a t-slotted top? Mill your own, build it up, use extrusion?