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C-Beam 1M

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Jim F, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jim F

    Jim F Well-Known
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    Jim F published a new build:

    Read more about this build...
     
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  2. jamesdjadams

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    Awesome. Looking forward to seeing it progress. Cheers!
     
  3. PhotoSgt85

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    This is sweet. Ill probably be following a similar path with my XL down the line. If I can help let me know.
     
  4. stargeezer

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    That looks like a great build! Have fun and please keep us posted.

    BTW, with your future orders you can find your tracking number on your "Orders" page of the parts store.
    Goto;
    1. "My Account" tab of "Parts Store"
    2. Log in
    3. Select "View Orders Status" tab on right side.'
    4. Pick the order number that corresponds to your order and press "view order status" on right menu.
    5. Locate you tracking number near the bottom.

    They don't send them via email.
     
  5. snokid

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    oh the fun starts now!!!
    just seeing that makes me want to build something!!! (don't let my wife know!!!!)
    Bob
     
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  6. Jim F

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    @stargeezer The store does send the tracking number via e-mail. That is what i was using to track my order. The fact that they only sent one tracking number, made me think there was only 1 box coming. Also had it held at the UPS shipping center, due to porch theft in our area. Was surprised when the big box arrived. (over 50lbs.) Glad i was at home when it did get here.
     
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    Found that the 55mm low profile M5's don't play nice with the high torque steppers. Changed to a M5 crown bolt from Home Depot. Fits like a glove. Much nicer fit and finish.
     
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    I see how you attached the xaxis two the two cbeams but how did u attach the cbeams to the two y Axis plates?
     
  9. Jim F

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    I used 4 M5 x 8mm (maybe 10mm, i don't recall) into T-nuts. There are already holes in the large plates that align with the C-Beam arms.
     
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    Thank you for the fast response. Loving this design! Out of curiosity what is your impression of the gradus with the big foot so far?
     
  11. mikework

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    This version perfectly answers my concern about gantry weight causing deflection y axis. Simply add supporting rail underneath! Nice.

    And I think I can add it later.
     
  12. Jim F

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    I am quite a manual kind of person, so the Gradus fits very well with that. I don't have any accessories attached to the controller, but i think it does accept most common devices. (Displays etc.)
    It seems to have plenty of power to drive the NEMA 23's without getting warm.
     
  13. jackantubis

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    Impressive :) what is the aproximative price ? I'm looking for CNC build ? thanks
     
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    I have roughly $1600 US into it at the moment.
     
  15. westers47

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    Very nice work. This is the kind of kit I have been looking for. Do you have a parts list available? I am trying to piece together a 1000mmx500mm version of this.
     
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    Why did you put the motors in the front like that instead of the back? I'd be afraid I would snag them while working or walking past.
     
  17. xacr21

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    I also would be very thankful about a parts list. Maybe you could post a screenshot of your order or something similar.
    Thx
     

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