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Extrusion idea

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Anthony Bolgar, May 26, 2017.

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Would you want the choice of a Cbeam of 100mm X 60mm

Poll closed Jun 16, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Anthony Bolgar

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    How hard would it be to add something like the C-beam to the product line, but in a size of 100mm X 60mm ? The strength and stiffness increase would allow for some pretty powerful machines. Many of the machine designs using C-beam would translate fairly easily to this size. And instead of using 6mm Aluminum for the plates, the new size would benefit from using 8 or 9mm plates.
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    If you're going to 60mm wide, you'd be better off going with an I-beam configuration.
     
  3. Anthony Bolgar

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    The 60mm is the two sides of the cbeam, 100mm is the distance across the wide flat.
     
  4. Grantman

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    I think Rick has the right of it, at that size an I-beam would be stronger and more versatile. Any bigger than we already have and you'll start seeing the limits of the tiny wheels and fasteners we use, might as well start building with 80/20 before you have a big machine that won't last.
     

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