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Desktop 4-Axis Nema 23

Discussion in 'CNC Lathes' started by yoyomokomo, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. yoyomokomo

    yoyomokomo Well-Known
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    yoyomokomo published a new build:

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  2. Rick 2.0

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    Good start. :thumbsup: One suggestion I would make would be using a C-Beam XL gantry plate on the X-axis. The wider grip of this plate will provide more stability.
     
  3. yoyomokomo

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    Thanks Rick, Ive ordered the C-Beam Linear Actuator Kit that looks like it comes with the smaller plate. I will order the XL gantry plate in the next order to hopefully increase rigidity of the Tool. I will Eventually be extending this to have a double the X length by Switching from C Beam to a Linear Rail Like I have on the Y Axis.
     
  4. Giarc

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    I am starting a lathe design as well. I just ordered the radial axis components yesterday. I can't wait to see how this progresses. My goal was to use all readily available openbuilds parts but had problems when I first started planning for a 1500 mm long x axis. Then I realized I would never need it that long. So, I found it easily doable at 1000 mm. I was going to use a 1000mm and 250 mm linear actuators and it looks fairly similar to yours. Maybe I will sit back and watch you work out the kinks first. ;):thumbsup:
     
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    I am not sure if this matters to your use but as it is the designed it seems to only be able to cut with the point of the router tip. In some applications if removing larger quantity of wood [ like rounding a square to a dowel ] using the side of the router bit will produce a cleaner, faster, deeper cut with less heat generation.
    Heat is the enemy of sharp bits.... I wonder if there is way to modify your design to allow a 4th axis. That would be of great interest to my application.
     

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