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Spartacus Inspire

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by MarkM_NJ, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. MarkM_NJ

    MarkM_NJ Journeyman
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    MarkM_NJ published a new build:

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  2. MaryD

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    Really nice job on this!
     
  3. MarkM_NJ

    MarkM_NJ Journeyman
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    Thanks Mary! I’m really enjoying this build.
     
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    What material are the plates made out of? I love that blue.
     
  5. MarkM_NJ

    MarkM_NJ Journeyman
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    Hi Ryan,
    The plates are made out of 1/4 aluminum and 3/8 aluminum(top and bottom x axis plates). I powder coated the plates. The color is called anodized blue. Prismatic Powders - ANODIZED BLUE
     
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    Hi,
    I have cad files in the file section of my build.
     
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    Starting cutting to build this machine. Great project!
     
  9. MarkM_NJ

    MarkM_NJ Journeyman
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    Thanks Jose! Good luck with your build.
     
  10. raymon gillenwater

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    I guess I'm just a dummy on how to use theses fills. I have the drawings of the plats but no dimensions. How can I get them? ( see the files ((spartacus- inspire- step-filezip)) but can not open them.
    thanks Ray
     
  11. MarkM_NJ

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    Ray,
    Depends on what software you're using. You can try fusion 360 free, open the files there, then get dimensions that way.
     
  12. wastelandfab

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    How has that upper beam helped with deflection of your tool end? It seems like a way to get a little more out of the openbuilds parts without going to a different style of extrusion.
     
  13. jack menge

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    Did you make the plates or can you buy them? and about how much did this cost before the electronics
     
  14. ChadRat6458

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    Great instructions.

    Do you have to drill and tap the edge for the rail stabilizer thing on top of the X axis carriage?

    I would flip the plates around so the bearings are on the outside. That way you can add some tension to your lead screws. I learned this the hard way.

    I went with a longs motor 3 axis 425 oz stepper kit from ebay. I bought a smaller stepper for the Z. It comes with the drivers and power supply. I got some Mesa cards. I put them in an old desktop. I run linuxCNC.
     
  15. MarkM_NJ

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    It feels solid, hopefully cutting material this weekend and do some tests. Just finished up wiring it tonight.
     
  16. MarkM_NJ

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    Hi jack, I milled out the plates with a different cnc machine. I didn’t add up the cost yet as I bought a lot of extra stuff I didn’t need..lol. I’m going to be doing a detailed price list, but the part list should give you an idea if you go thru and add to cart on openbuilds store.
     
  17. MarkM_NJ

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    Hi Chad,
    Yup they need to be drilled and tap. Thanks for the tip about tensioning the lead screws.
    I went with openbuilds 345 oz motors and picked up a 5 pack of tb6600 drivers on eBay, using an adruino uno and just installed estlcam on it to run it. Linuxcnc looks nice, may have to give it a try.
     
  18. James_Hopkins

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    How is this build coming along?
    I'm very curious on how stiff the Z-axis is with your setup
     
  19. MarkM_NJ

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    Hi James,
    Build came out great, need to do some minor tweaks. I will be updating my build. A have milled out a few things and very happy with the results. Just now moving onto milling aluminum.

    Very first project was an Aztec calendar.

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