Driven by pure personal interest and potential gain of new knowledge and capabilities, my father-in-law and I decided to take a crack at designing a 5-axis CNC that is achievable economically. What I mean by that is : Attempting to design a durable and accurate enclosed CNC mill system with automatic tool exchange and movement in 5 axis's for less than $25,000.
If you're in the market for something comparable, you'll notice that this type capability usually comes with a steep price-tag. Usually in the range of several hundred thousand dollars and up.
By utilizing proven and inventive available technologies and parts from around the World, we designed a mill capable of milling in 3-axis's in 800 mm x 800 mm x 450 mm (34" x 34" x 18") volume, or in 5-axis at 300 mm x 300 mm x 300 mm (12" x 12" x 12").