The STEPCRAFT D-Series is the industries leading CNC solution for the hobbyist/maker. Its robust design, powerful drive system and superior accuracy all make this CNC milling machine extremely reliable, fast and precise. As with all STEPCRAFT CNC solutions, the D-Series can be used with a wide variety of tools and attachments, giving you the utmost in versatility and performance. The D-Series systems can be used for milling just about any material from wood to non-ferrous metals like aluminum as well as for 3D printing, laser engraving, plotting, vinyl cutting and much more. The D-Series is the perfect CNC system for home, schools or for small businesses. Best of all, each D-Series CNC System comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty from the date of purchase.
The D-Series CNC systems can be easily built and setup by yourself, not only saving you money, but the assembly is also a fun process. Thanks to our world-class instruction manual and accompanying video course instruction, you can feel confident that you machine will go together fast, even in you are not super technical. If you do not feel you are up for the task of building your D-Series CNC system, we also offer them as a full ready-to-run system. The machines will be shipped to you ready to remove from the crate and setup in your workshop to start using in a matter of minutes.
Our goal with the D-Series line of CNC systems is for anyone to be able to assemble their machine and have it be perfectly aligned to a high level of precision right out of the box with no special tools. We have exceeded this goal with the D-Series machines. Each machine is self aligning to the correct tension eliminating the time-consuming process of final machine alignment. This means you can concentrate on assembling the machine knowing it will be ready to start milling as soon as you are done. This considerably simplifies the assembly, as compared to our previous versions.
Our adjustable lead screw nuts are now a standard part of every D-Series machine. They allow you to be able to fine tune linear accuracy over time to achieve highly accurate repeatability numbers not commonly seen in desktop CNC systems - outperforming all CNC machines in its class.
The D-Series machines now feature an All Steel Motion System modeled after our proven industrial design of the Q-Series systems. This motion system has been engineered to fit perfectly as soon as the machine is assembled. There is no longer a need for any adjustments as the steel shafts run absolutely parallel with the correct amount of preload right out of the box. This ensures an ultra-smooth running gantry system that is rigid, precise and can withstand thousands of hours of use holding the same tolerances as the day is was new.
The STEPCRAFT D-Series CNC systems are among the most powerful and accurate desktop systems in the market. Each machine is equipped with the All-Steel Motion System™, modeled after the proven design of our industrial Q-Series line. Additionally each D-Series machine comes standard with very powerful, 2 ampere Sanyo Denki stepper motors on each axis and the Y axis now features dual stepper motors for the most power and performance possible. Each axis uses igus® precision drive screws which provide smooth and accurate milling with no wear. Strong! Fast! Precise! The STEPCRAFT D-Series machines will get the job done!
MULTIFUNCTION SYSTEM WITH CNC ACCESSORIES
At STEPCRAFT we have always been know for our vast line of CNC accessories and attachments which provide true multifunction capability for each of our CNC systems. Because of this, our base CNC machine can be used for precise milling of many different materials or it can quickly be converted to a CNC laser, 3D printer, Plotting, Cutting or Engraving machine. Unlike many other "multifunction" machines on the market, STEPCRAFT machines truly perform as well as a dedicated system designed for that accessories purpose. You get the same rigidity, performance and accuracy whether you are milling aluminum or laser engraving wood. This means you can outfit your shop with many solutions all within the same footprint and you can quickly switch back and forth between attachments in a matter of minutes. The application potential for the STEPCRAFT D-Series is virtually limitless.
You can process a wide variety of materials to create a limitless number of projects on your D-Series CNC system using our MM-1000 DI Milling Spindle. The MM-1000 DI is a digitally controlled 1000 watt spindle that will effortlessly mill through hardwoods, plastics and non-ferrous metals. The spindle will turn on and off with the software and the RPM is controlled by your settings in your CAM program. The best part of the MM-1000 DI spindle is that you can add an optional Automatic Tool Changer to fully automate your D-Series CNC. You simply choose the tool number in your CAM program and the CNC will do the rest. This allows you to operate your D-Series CNC in an unattended manner while you can use your time wisely for other tasks.
BUILD YOUR OWN CNC MACHINE VS. READY TO RUN
The STEPCRAFT D-Series CNC systems are available as a CNC kit or as a ready-to-run solution. If you are handy and like the idea of assembling your own machine, our world-class, full color assembly manual coupled with our online videos will help make the assembly process and enjoyable experience. Building your own machine will not only save you money but it will allow you to become familiar with the inner workings of the CNC system so you can best take care of it long into the future. If you would prefer not to assemble the machine, not to worry as we offer a completely ready-to-run solution as well.
STEPCRAFT D-SERIES FEATURES
|Overall Size/Footprint (X, Y, Z):
|29.8" x 40.1" x 21.5" (756 x 1021 x 546 mm)
|Working Space (X, Y, Z):
|23.4" x 32.8" x 5.2" (594 x 833 x 132 mm)
|Clamping Surface (X, Y):
|24.25" x 36.25" (616 x 920 mm)
|Z-axis Passage Height:
|5.75" (146 mm)
|+/- .0019" (+/- .05 mm)
|.0003" (.0075 mm)
| < .003" (< 0.10 mm)
(Adjustable to 0.000" with software compensation)
|165 in/min (70 mm/sec)
|igus precision machined 10 x 3 mm
|STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions with integrated track roller guide (AW-6063 T6)
|Stepper Motors: Sanyo Denki® NEMA17
|43mm clamping diameter
|70 lbs. (31.8 kg)
|HPL (High pressure laminate)
|USB/Parallel/Ethernet RJ-45 (optional)