CNC mill

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Re: CNC mill

Postby dec0y7 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:35 pm

proto-pic.co.uk/stepper-motor-58-oz-in-400-steps-per-rev/

that's the 17's

proto-pic.co.uk/stepper-motor-125-oz-in-200-steps-per-rev/

And that's the 23's

Only just noticed they are SparkFun motors

Other then waiting until I can get some makerslide or openrail then its at a standstill
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Re: CNC mill

Postby phenoptix » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 pm

What size rail would you use?

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Re: CNC mill

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Re: CNC mill

Postby dec0y7 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:17 pm

@phenoptix about 1m by 0.5m ish gives me a nice working base

@xanthic needs to be able to fit v-wheels in for smooth sliding.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:24886
That's the open rail

www.makerslide.com/
And that's the makerslide

Both the same just different name really, I think makerslide was released first then open rail is a clone ish.
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Re: CNC mill

Postby xanthic » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:56 am

Ah, I can see the details better on those pics. Got lost a bit on the phone screen

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Re: CNC mill

Postby dec0y7 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:09 am

I no the feeling as I'm always on my phone! I've seen some really nice projects with the makerslide because of how smooth it can run, lots of pictures and videos without the need of an expensive stands and rails
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Re: CNC mill

Postby Almurray42 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:32 pm

Once This is done is there any way it could be adapted into a Laser cutter? I have always wanted one but can't justify it for the price tag... Making my own would be brill! (Provided it is legal to buy super mega powerful lasers haha!)
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Re: CNC mill

Postby dec0y7 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:42 pm

I've heard/seen some people doing that over on the cnc sites and have had mixed reviews, the laser can be ordered online for the conversion, I think its more of a safety issue but if you account for that by making it safe to use then the sky is the limit
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Re: CNC mill

Postby xanthic » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:58 pm

I reckon you've got the framework here -

http://makerslideeurope.com/eshapeoko-mechanical-kit.html

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Re: CNC mill

Postby dec0y7 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:37 pm

That's where I got the driver board from and had good dealings with but people are having problem with the makerslide from them.

I would get the full kit but I can't afford it all in one go that's the main reason I was building it myself so I can spread the cost ;)
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