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C beam style z axis or ox style?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Wakez, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Wakez

    Wakez Well-Known
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    What is the better one of the two ?

    I noticed that the C beam is a smaller solution which will result in more workspace in the same size.
    But the ox style could be more stable but not sure..

    What to choose, any suggestions/pro's/cons??

    Starting a new build next week i only have to make a choice for the z axis style and the router... which should be available in europe..
     
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  2. John Meikrantz

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    I started out with a "traditional" Ox Z axis, and was never completely satisfied with how rigid it was. Recently replaced the original Z axis with a C-Beam linear actuator, and I couldn't be more pleased. Much stiffer than the original design. Also gave me more usable depth for long bits. Check the discussion under the "Cebu" build. If I (personally) was going to start a new build, I would use the C-Beam for Z.

    Cebu | OpenBuilds
     
  3. Wakez

    Wakez Well-Known
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    I've chosen the C-Beam linear actuator for the Z axis! Ordered the parts which should arrive in couple of days!
    Thanks for the help!
     

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