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Posted · Ultimaker Board used for cnc mill

Does anyone have any insight on if it is feasible to use a ultimaker control board as a board for a cnc mill? I bought one by mistake, which is a ultimainboard rev. 2.1.4 for an umo+. If it is feasible (why I am saying feasible is because im looking at it as anything is possible but im no genuis at this) what kind of software would i be able to use? Is Cura possible?

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Posted · Ultimaker Board used for cnc mill

Hi there. Its possible however you want to understand what you are doing.

First you want to make sure you have right stepper drivers for your motors. For example if this is turning mill with nema 17 type motors you are fine. If you are planning on controlling cnc router with nema23 you may need to replace onboard drivers with more powerful ones.

Next step will be uploading new firmware to your board. Marlin can control cbc mills or you can just upload grbl firmware. All will depends on your application.

Basically treat your board as ramps1.4 board with Arduino compatible hardware.

 

The board will not work off the shelf and will require time investment from you.

 

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