Home Built Hot Wire CNC Foam cutter
Day 1 - Vertical Y Axis
Day 2 - Horizontal X Axis
Day 3 - Lead Screw
Day 4 - Electronics
Day 5 - Finalizing the machine
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More information - about stepper motors

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Foam Cutting Services - EPP, EPS, XPS
All About Foam Forum - Beta
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How to coat EPS foam (Crown Moldings)
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How to build an EPS base and Cap cutter
How is EPS manufactured - molded
How to make RC foam planes
How to cut EPS, XPS, EPP foam
How to cut Polyurethane foam ( PU )
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What is XPS foam
What is EPP foam - Expanded Polypropylene
What is PE foam - Polyethylene foam
What is Polyurethane foam
What is Memory Foam








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Stepper motor mounts
4 stepper motor mounts - fits NEMA23 motors with rubber pads
Price: $12.99 for a set of 4 units



Brass - 1/2-10 Right hand ACME Nut
Two Mounting holes - 8/32
Price: 11.99 each



Brass - 3/8-12 Right hand ACME Nut
Two Mounting holes - 8/32
Price: 10.99 each



ACETAL - 1/2-10 Right hand ACME Nut
Two Mounting holes - 8/32
Price: 12.99 each



Black ACETAL - 3/4-6 Right hand ACME Nut
Two Mounting holes - 8/32
Price: 19.99 each




16mm Open Bearing
16mm open bearing with pillow block
Price: $22.99



20mm Open Bearing
20mm Open bearing with pillow block
Price: $27.99


20mm Shafts for the above bearings
Length: 70"
Shafts are tapped at both ends.
Shafts are tapped in 12" interval along the length
Price: $50


Stepper Motor - NEMA23 - New
Price: $29.99

Step angle 1.8 deg
Size NEMA23
Torque 280 Oz/Inch
Voltage 6.7V
Current 3 A / Phase
Resistance 2.5Ohm / phase
Inductance 16.5 mH / Phase
Insulation Class B
Number of wires 8

Used with Unipolar drivers
Coil A

Coil B



24V power supply for the above 4 axis stepper motor driver board
Input voltage: 110VAC
Output voltage:24VDC 6A and 5VDC 6A
Price: $55



D25 Cable: for PC to board connection
D25 Male to female all 25 wires through
Price: $7.99


Metal box - used to house the electronic board above
Price: $27


Motorized Turn-Table
Fits any NEMA23 stepper motor (like the one above) - motor not included
Includes the motor mounting bracket, mounting screws and the
turn table

Price: $59



Included:  (shown above)
All metal parts needed to build the foam cutter
  2 X Axis carriages
  2 Y Axis carriages
  4 Motor Mounts
  2 End Mounts
  8 Bearing Support plates
  20 Bushings
  8 Acme Nuts 3/8-12

Not included:
1/2" shafts
3/8-12 ACME screws available at www.use-enco.com
Motors, motor drivers and motor couplers
Price: $250