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Adding a "fixed" 3d probe to a workbee

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Kristoffer Lippert, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Kristoffer Lippert


    Apr 19, 2020
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    Hello everybody - first and foremost a great thanks for a formidable forum.

    I've fallen a bit in love with having a retractable 3d probe on my workbee. Well that is until i figure out how complex this is going to get.

    so that would be a probe that would sit a precise and known offset from the spindle - and be able to be extended down to do probing, and then retracted up to a safe place, protected from chips and so on...

    Anyone has any experience with such a setup?
  2. Kevon Ritter

    Kevon Ritter Veteran

    Apr 30, 2015
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    It would just be a wider "dual" z axis with a separate stepper for height control on the the probe. 2020 with some mini v wheels would do just fine.

    As for the digital side, any controller or software that is capable of probing on a larger scale should be more than capable of operating a 4th axis.
    Kristoffer Lippert likes this.

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