Portalcyclone CNC

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Portalcyclone CNC by azamo Jan 31, 2014
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The big cyclone
I use the 10 mm rods on Y axis and 8mm on X axis
table is 300 x 500 mm
X rods 430 , Y rods 500
travel range Y 300 X 240 Z 45
more information of project is on https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cyclone-pcb-factory
simle pages about project :


spindle is 300w ER11 52mm
no make the X travel range than 250 mm

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quel logiciel tu utilises s'il te plais

fantastic job!!!
it is possible to have bill of materials?
thank you so much!

hi, i've done this one instead. easier, stronger and more reliable. there is a lot of informations in the facebook group. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1001437/#files

Root 2 CNC multitool router 3D printed parts

hi Azamo, first of all congratulation for your job. by any chance do you have a list showing how macy of each item do i need to print to make your cnc?. thanks for your help. cheers,


Due to space limitations I made the Cyclone version but I really like the head parts the portal cyclone has.
So my question is, does the rod spacing is the same, could I use the parts directly?
It seems that the X rods are a bit more spread appart.

If it's not possible do you share the cad files to allow to change it?


I Just Started My parts printing today so far so good TY all for sharing I will keep updates coming


My Portalcyclone Work Dimension X 400 Y480


Really nice work !

Love this design. What do you think is the max bead size if using 10mm rods on Y and 8mm rods on X. I was hoping for a build area of about 1000mm x 600mm, but is that pushing the strength of the rods?


For 10 and 8 rods so I would recommend a maximum of 300 x 300 mm

looks great.. thanks for sharing ..

any chance to get some more infos for building one?
perhaps a small list of material and some building pictures?

thanks smuk


I build this Machine with Y 600mm and X 500mm Travel Working.

Why the Correct the Y Rohts & X Rohts - 750 mm XY Roths ??

Been looking for a 3d printable CNC router for a while. Do you have a full parts list for this? and maybe build instructions?


i also make one and test it with a grbl controller.

What about probing? do i need a ramps?

can u post post some dimension of the wood and pastic parts

I spent some time going back and forth the pictures and assembling the pieces together in 3D to see how everything is meant to fit together and get measurements for the rods and table.
I uploaded an OBJ and STL file with the assembled parts to use as a reference in case someone needs it, I hope that is OK with the original creator.
This is the link to what I did: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:423416
I still haven't figured out where the objec nutholder.stl is supposed to go though.

Portalcyclone CNC assembly reference

I started printing one, that should keep my printer busy for a while.

I would love to get some kind of a build tutorial for this or at least a part list, software used, firmware etc? PLEASE

How much plastic in weight did you use?

Wanted a cnc mill for a long time, and now i see your design i couldn't resist :)
Just ordered all the parts to build one myself! Printer already busy making parts.
What Software do you use with it, and wich size threaded rods?
Thanks for this awesome design!

i wonder if I can make this a laser cutter for cutting foam? the cutting area will be larger at 1000x600mm so the rods might not be strong enough.

I'm in the middle of building this, the design is awesome!!!

Thanks :-)
Send some photos on google groups :-)

Hi, nice job, very impressive

I see you have also made the original cyclone.
is the portalcyclone more stable than the original one? what would be your comments in between the two??

have you implemented any backlash mechanism on XY axis???

if not did you have any problems with backlash??

Hi .

Backlash mechanism is the same on all axes .

original cyclone is only for PCB production this version is for milling other materials .

So this beast can do both PCB production and milling?

do you have a document with part list and building instructions?

Not yet, but working on it.

Nice job! Is that the 400W chinese spindle?

It's a 300W one, as far as I can tell. The part number is in the instructions.

By 'Eck that's a quiet spindle!