How to make a CNC enclosure by yourself?

How to make a CNC enclosure by yourself?

February 22, 2022by yongubox0

Tired of the very loud noise from your CNC machinery? Do you want to know how to make  a CNC enclosure? Seeing all the routers, wires, and clamps all jammed up into a space makes your work quite stressful.

Organize those CNC electronics now and protect them from external factors. Go and get your very own CNC enclosure for your CNC electronics. Not only will it limit the noises made by that hustling machine but it will also serve as a protection for any dust, water, or particle damage.

Since most of the homemade CNC enclosures are made of wood, let us get to know how to make your very own enclosure. To create one, you must pay attention to the tools and steps taken. Here is a list of the tools or materials needed in making a wooden CNC enclosure.

Tools and parts used

  • Switching Power Supply
  • 3, 4, 6 Pin Aviation Connectors
  • Cable Gland Assortment
  • Knurled Threaded Inserts
  • Miter Saw
  • Makita Track Saw
  • ¾ Radiata Pine Inch Plywood(Home depot)
  • 42×30 Plexiglass
  • Drill
  • Japanese Saw
  • Brad Nails
  • Inch and five-eights screws
  • Cutters
  • Heat Guns
  • Zip screws

CNC enclosure

First, take the dimensions of your CNC electronics or machine in its current full setup.
Then do a Google Sketchup of the plan that will show the dimensions of the proposed enclosure, using a Makita Track saw to break down all the sheet goods of your radiata pine ¾ inch plywood.
Build the whole enclosure, then split it up in half for the opening.
Then assemble it back again.

Enclosures have a top, a four-side, and a bottom part underneath the machine. Drill out some space or cutouts for the wires to get in the window, with Plexiglass drilled around the corner.
Track saws are a great help in cutting through. Cut your 2 sheets of plywood into a 47-48 inch top and bottom plywood sheet for larger CNC machines. Saw the necessary dimensions for the sides with your miter saw. U-shaped cut with a track saw as a viewport, 14 inches cut on top and 12 inches cut out in the face, 40 inches wide and 30-inch tall piece of Plexiglas can be used for the viewport.
Split the assembled box with a track saw. Install piano hinge on the sides for pivoting purposes. Use Heat guns for plexiglass that are oversized, and bend it. Use zip screws to attach the plexiglass in the pilot holes. Make some small corner brackets with a 45-degree gusset, then screw at the backside of the enclosure.

Try to assemble your DIY CNC enclosure into your CNC enclosures and machine. Always check for the mobility of your machine. Install vacuum hose into the holes and reroute some pipe clamps into the hose. Check for any jammed-up spaces and do some improvement.

Or might as well get your customized design made by a trusted enclosure manufacturer. Why settle for a wooden CNC enclosure when you can have a state-of-the-art metal CNC enclosure?

Good thing that here in YONGU we specialize in aluminum enclosure manufacturing, and we ourselves use CNC machinery to create desirable designs made by our clients. Check out our website as to why aluminum metal is the best option for your enclosures.
Just a quick tip, aluminum enclosures are very good heat dissipators, corrosion-resistant, and durable. With over 14 production lines, our CNC machining has a high precision ensuring a tolerance of less than 0.1mm. This is very suitable for the customized production of precision aluminum panels and high-end parts. All dimensions of the designs are dependent on the customization required by our customers.

We are very much eager to help you with that great CNC enclosure idea you have. Contact us today and we’ll work with you.

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