During winter ‘20/’21 I needed a lock down friendly hobby and started building an ‘Indymill’. It was a nice experience, however, I started redesigning parts relatively quickly. At some point I had to decide whether I wanted to build a completely new machine or try to make the most of what I had for little money. So I decided to keep the expensive parts (ball screws, rails, spindle, drivers, controllers) and try to develop a machine with them that would minimize the flaws I found in the original design. Therefore, Cindymill is a new machine but also an easy and inexpensive upgrade from an Indymill - in that sense, it’s a “Charged indymill”.
Advantages of the Cindymill:
- Ball screws on all axes
- No printed parts under load
- Real bearing blocks
- Heavier profiles, stiffer portal