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Cartesian style CNC vs X/Y table style CNC mill

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Christian Dion, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Christian Dion

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    Hi!

    I have difficulty to understand the difference between those two types of CNC routers..
     
  2. Kevon Ritter

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    One has a moving gantry. The other has a moving table.
     
  3. Joe Santarsiero

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    In don't think there's any standard about it. Cartesian means the tool moves in xyz. The other has a fixed gantry. If it followed any standard it would be called Y/X table according to ISO/FDIS 841:2001(E).:)
     
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    OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine vs. OpenBuilds MiniMill

    But this is just the way I perceive it. Technically they both Cartesian but the minimill is the only one of the two that uses an X/Y table. As Joe indicates there is no real standard.
     
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