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MiniMill clamping plate?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by ZacharyB, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. ZacharyB

    ZacharyB Well-Known
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    This video shows an extruded aluminum plate between the C-Beam Gantry Plate and the material being milled.

    Can someone tell me what that extruded aluminum piece is? How it's attached to the XL gantry plate?




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  3. ZacharyB

    ZacharyB Well-Known
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    If I wanted to fasten that to the stock minimill plate would use t-nuts in the Rail and screw up from under the plate?

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    You can but you'll find it can't be removed without disassembling the whole axis. It would be easier to mount from the top. You'll also want to add an 1/8" shim above the gantry plate so the 20x80 piece will have clearance above the end plates.

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    ZacharyB Well-Known
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    Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for.
     
  6. ZacharyB

    ZacharyB Well-Known
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    This might be a dumb question, but could the X linear rail assembly be turned upside down with 1/4 " spacers between the two gantry plates and have the whole X linear rail assembly move?
     
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    There's no need for 1/4" spacers. Just connect plate to plate.
     
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    Hi,
    I was looking for something like this for my first machine, a mini mill here. The dimensions are 200 x 80 or would 180 x 80 be better? What clamps would be used?
    Thanks for any help..
    Regards
     

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