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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by uwsdandt, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. uwsdandt

    uwsdandt Well-Known
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    uwsdandt published a new build:

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  2. Mark Carew

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    All the best with your Build. Have Fun! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Ryan Lock

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    Looking forward to following this along, as this the first one of our C-Beam machine full kit we have been working on. It comprises of the Openbuilds C-Beam Mechanical kit + our OX Full kit parts + some extra specific parts and re-written electronics manual :)
     
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  4. Ryan Lock

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    Thanks for the update. If you need some new shims let me know.
     
  5. uwsdandt

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    Hi Ryan,

    Only just found this thread - had to check the build to see what I'd written!

    We found the original missing shims but then another group lost one of theirs for the z-axis! I'm not sure if they have actually put two in the middle of the bearings, I don't think they have as they all look about the same height but the shims are not exactly big, especially as this one is one for a mini roller for the x-axis. I have found a normal washer that is slightly thin for the minute but would it be possible for you to send a replacement, I have plenty for the normal size rollers as I plan to rebuild our original 3D printer with them.

    The girls fitted the build plates to the c-beams this lunchtime, the y and z teams are fighting over the same piece of beam which is quite entertaining! Hopefully they will start fitting the lead screws tomorrow.

    Thanks for all the encouragement.

    Andy
     
  6. Ryan Lock

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    Hi Andy,

    Yup will get them sent out tomorrow!

    Ryan
     
  7. uwsdandt

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    Hi Ryan,
    The replacement shims came today, thank you. The girls had the roller off and the shim changed before I knew it - just like an F1 team! They are gaining such confidence, they had readjusted the eccentrics and had the carriage running smoothly. They follow the video religiously, I have just been explaining engineering principles like backlash.
    Thanks again,
    Andy
     
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    Wonderful Build experience to follow along with. Now the fun projects can begin.
    Very well done girls! We are excited to see what you make on your C-Beam Machine. :thumbsup:
    Mark
     
  9. Ryan Lock

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    Great to see you got the machine working :) Can't wait to see what you make with it!
     

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