I am new to cnc and have never had any experience with it. That being said I want to design a maching that will be using a plasma cutting torch. This has interested me and have read most posts here on the board. I am thinking that this project will not be that difficult, set aside motor and track system.
I am really requesting anyone to help me get started in what to look at as a design. I would like to make the unit be able to handle a large piece of steel, say maybe 5'x8'.
Any information is appreciated. As in what to look for:material, motor, guides, etc. Also can a cnc machine be used to mill out small blocks of aluminum as well as cutting designs out of sheet metal.
thanks to all.