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Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Anthony Bolgar, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Anthony Bolgar

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    Following. :)
     
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    So true :thumbsup:
     
  4. Tracy Ranson

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    Since you are not using aluminum plates I would recommend that you use .250 or .375 thick acrylic which should be more than strong enough to hold a laser and the aluminum rails, but if you make the foot print too large you will need something a bit stronger to hold up the gantry.
     
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    Ya, I decided to use 6mm (1/4") acrylic for now, if I ever add a small spindle, I will upgrade them to aluminum.
     
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    How did your plates turn out?
     
  8. Anthony Bolgar

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    Went back to 1/4" acrylic plates, not happy with the 3d printed ones. Need to find some time to finish this project, just the wiring left to do.`
     
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    did you finish the project ? did you use nema 23 or 17 ?

    if its finished can you share me some pic
     
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    I have all the mechanicals done, and am in the process of wiring it up. Should have some pics of the finished machine in a couple of weeks. Will be posting all the files and a BOM as well.
     
  11. Muralikrishna

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    what motors you used nema23 or Nema17
     
  12. Anthony Bolgar

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    I used Nema 17 motors, there is not much weight to move around.
     
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    i am looking for nema23 do you have design ?
     
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    I can redo the plate drawings for a nema 23 motor. Give me a couple of days.
     
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    OK sure can i have your Email ID
     
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