Question regarding a project I will be undertaking.
I will be building a Gantry system with XY axes using V rails for an automated laser ablation machine.
I will be using Nema23 stepper motors (3 of them) to control the laser head in the X and Y directions.
This is not a CNC laser engraver, I will be ablating (removing) rust from steel, so I just need the laser head to go back and forth in the X, then up a certain distance then back and forth in the X again and so on. Basically repeating the same movement over and over then returning to it's origin.
Can this task be completed using 3 stepper motor drivers and an Arduino Uno? Or do I require something more advanced related to CNC control, such as the Tinyg or Smoothieboard?
Thanks in advance!