I'm a medical ultrasound acoustics engineer. Measuring the transmitted acoustic field from an ultrasound transducer in 3D is essential to optimizing image formation. 3 years ago I built the system in the photo using 3 precision optical linear translators + controller, all of which cost ~$20K. I now want to build one I can use at home, but can't afford the $20K. So it's not really a CNC machine, but it has all the same components except the router. I'll replace that with a hydrophone, a tiny high frequency waterproof microphone. I will also need to add legs to place it above a water tank.
Build in 'Cartesian Style CNC' published by Jeff Powers, Nov 17, 2020.
The Sphinx has all the components I need, except it will need a taller vertical lead screw, the same length as the horizontal ones. It will also need legs. So I need to start with the Sphinx parts list, then make a few changes.
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