New to the arena.. Wanted to add my build that I just started to get input and recommendations.
I will be building a 1515 LEAD machine, with a few modifications. I will be adding HGH15 rails for all axis, 1500 for A/X/Y, and 500MM for the Z. The unit will have the High Z modification.
All axis's will be upgraded to SFU1604 Ball screws with BKBF12 end blocks. The A/X/Y will be 1565MM to allow for full 1500MM travel, and the Z will have 565MM.
To mount the ball screws, I was thinking about using the Y axis as the example. Since there are 2 C Beams for the High Z, I was going to mount the ball screw between the 2 C Beams and use custom end plates to join both together. This would allow for the Z axis to mount at about the same distance from the Y gantry. For the X/A axis, I was thinking about doing the same type of idea, change the front and back cross members from the 2040 to a 2080 and use the 2040's across the bottom of the X/A axis . I would mount the HGH15's to the top and bottom of the C-Beam, with the ball screw below. This would create an 80MM gap for the X/A ball screws, the plates for the Y gantry to connect to the X/A wouldn't need to go all the way to the 2040 at the bottom.
That would I think give me a very stable platform to attach everything, and give me room under the bed for the electronics and addition of a vacuum bed at a later time.
Electronics will be OB Blackbox with High Torq Steppers.
LEAD 1515, HGH15, SFU1604 Ball Screw
In Progress LEAD build
- Build License:
- GNU (GPL3+) General Public Licence
Reason for this BuildStrong, 1515 LEAD CNC. Capable of high accuracy for all material, and thicknesses up to 8" Z.
Inspired bySharmstr's Workbee, Giarc's LEAD