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Nighthawk CNC Controller

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The Nighthawk CNC Controller is suitable for CNC Routers, CNC Mills, CNC Laser Engravers/Cutters, CNC Plasma Cutters and other robotic projects whether they're DIY or pre-built.

A certified Australian made, extremely powerful and functional CNC controller designed with the home hobbyist and light commercial user in mind.

The Nighthawk complies with the following regulatory marks


Our Nighthawk CNC Controller has been designed in tandem with our CNC3D Commander control software to take full advantage of every feature available to both!

There are 2 form factors of the Nighthawk CNC Controller available – Full Stack and Control Card Only.

A quick look at some standout features of each form factor are listed below.


The Full Stack Nighthawk CNC Controller

  • Plug-and-Play compatibility with most common machines
  • Wide input voltage range (14v – 40v DC)
  • Built-in 4.5A Stepper Motor Drivers
  • Wireless Communication
  • Simultaneous 4-Axis Control
  • Limit Switch and Probe Connections
  • VFD, Laser and Plasma Control

The Stand-Alone Control Card

  • Compatible with most stepper motor drivers on the market including Closed Loop
  • Wide input voltage range (14v – 50v DC)
  • Wireless Communication
  • Simultaneous 4-Axis Control
  • Limit Switch and Probe Connections
  • VFD, Laser and Plasma Control

The Nighthawk controller was originally designed to power our large format Metal Storm CNC machines, but we have made the power of the Nighthawk available to everyone whether you’re upgrading from an existing controller or just starting out!

PLEASE NOTE: Our team can pre-configure the current and micro-stepping settings for you so it’s ready to plug in, straight out of the box. Please let us know the current of your stepper motors in the notes at checkout! Otherwise the Nighthawk controller will be set to 3amp by default.

If you are looking for a powerful and easy to use CNC controller with a load of features the Nighthawk CNC controller is the best choice for you!

What's included:

Full-Stack Controller option:

Control Card, Stepper Drivers, Fan, Antenna, Micro SD Card, Steel Enclosure, Control Buttons and Green Connectors

Control card only option:

Control Card, Antenna, Micro SD Card and Green Connectors.


Official Certifications

Our Nighthawk CNC controller is fully Electrically and Radio Emissions certified in every region on earth. See a full list of certification documents HERE (Download Link)

 *Please Note*

While the Nighthawk can interface with most VFDs and Laser modules on the market, CNC3D cannot offer technical support for any 3rd party appliances, you should contact your vendor or manufacturer for help with these items.

All Nighthawk Controllers are tested and QC Checked prior to being shipped, this includes a VFD and Laser control test as well as all wireless communications. If a controller does not pass our testing it does not leave our factory.

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