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Open source

The LongMill project is at its core an open source project. Many of its design choices, from sourcing as many off the shelf parts as possible to our choice in CAD software, comes down to making this project replicable and well supported as possible.

We believe that by making this design open source, we will be able to drive the CNC community forward through sharing and improving CNC technology. We want:

  • Users to modify and improve their machines to fit their needs, and share their designs with the community to help others that have similar needs.
  • Makers to use our design ideas and design philosophy to create other types of machines, such as laser cutters, plasma cutters, and 3D printers.
  • Us to gain inspiration from the community to help us guide our development of current and future products and features.

Find the full Onshape document here (please note that this is a work in progress and files and designs may change): https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c671532d980f277a13d1ace4/w/95c27aef1c0bb10a840ac8bd/e/c456cde929694e3c560d6883