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Stinger V Micro Mill

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Robert Hummel, May 10, 2014.

  1. mkolsen22

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    Good to hear that things are progressing! I'll continue to check back and wait semi-patiently. ;) Good luck with the real milling project and the upgrade to the 608zz bearing for the spindle.
     
  2. Robert Hummel

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    The main thing for the mill test is the software to generate the code and the upgrade is really a matter of milling the new spindle plates :)
     
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    Eagle CAD can generate the gcode for the pcb
     
  4. mkolsen22

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    I need some popcorn and a pop. This is just like watching a movie trailer and waiting for the full length film to be released. ;)
     
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  5. mkolsen22

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    Please release the files. I'd love to be a beta tester for this design. I already have the Nema 17 motors and the electronics. All I need is the fixture and this one fits the bill for what I would like in my first CNC router.
     
  6. Robert Hummel

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    I will be releasing it in due time.
    I'm almost done my OX and 3d printer and they will be used to make a few changes to the build.
    I will also be taking the advise of a previous user that suggested a change on how the X tension20 tightens onto the rail, adjustment will be done from the outside to provide better access.
    Very minor things to change and to make it even better I will be making some test kits that will be anodized ;)
    I have not heard from my previous beta tester and I'm going to take that as a good sign because after he had it assembled, poofff! Gone :)
    Prob building and milling away till his hearts content lol
    I hope! :D
     
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  7. mkolsen22

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a buddy with an impressive CNC router (4'x8') that will cut these out for me once the files are available. Good luck with your other projects.
     
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    Not sure if it fits the bill for your use, But I had it bookmarked on my laptop from awhile back and just rediscovered it.

    It is used in conjunction with eagle to optimize Gcode for milling PCBs.
    http://pcbgcode.com/
     
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  9. Traxxtar

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    What happened to this project? Any progress? Are the files available?
    Thank you!
     
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  10. mkolsen22

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    I cry a little every time I check on this project and see that it hasn't progressed any more. I love the design and wish the files were available.
     
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  11. Kyo

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    I would be interested in a update and the files as well. Any news on how your build is holding up / progressing?
     
  12. Kyo

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    I still like this micro mill, Now I have the tools to make one ( thanks to my c-beam machine ) I really want to set one up with a Laser for engraving duties or a drag knife. :thumbsup: I know you have not shared the files yet, So I thought it would be a fun exercise to see what I could come up with from your photos. ( Hope you don't mind ;)) When I am done with modeling; it would be interesting to compare how close I came or how far off lol..

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  13. Kyo

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    Only a few parts left to model up. :)

    Stinger V Gif.gif
     
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  14. mkolsen22

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    Oh, I like where this is going. I hope that in some form or another the files become available.
     
  15. Kyo

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    Thanks, As it is Roberts original design. I would like to have his permission first if I was to post any files I create based on his design.
     
  16. Kyo

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    It has been a bit harder then I first thought it would be! But it has been a very fun side project.. Pretty much all done. ( not doing all the electronics and bolts ).. I will be going over it the next few days to double check all my measurements / dimension would actually work in real life. :thumbsup:

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    Here are the plates compared to the photo I was working from! Everything seems to be in order after reviewing all my dimensions. I resized the holes properly for the M5 and M3 bolts as well as the M5 holes that will need to be tapped.

    I also sent a PM to @Robert Hummel so he could review my file. I am very curious how well ( or bad ) I did compared to his original files.. Depending on any revisions, My next learning exercise will be drawing them in fusion 360 now I have the measurements from my sketchup file to work from.

    Stinger V Comparison.png
     
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  18. Kyo

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    Just a little 3d printing to double check everything. :)

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  19. Kyo

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    I made a few more revisions / refinements after test printing the plates. Only part left is the Z-axis motor spacers. The access holes on the lower part of the x-axis plate could be a bit smaller as well.

    Stinger V.png

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    Complete ! With the OP's permission as this is his project, I have no problem posting my rendition of the files for everyone's review.

    Complete Side by Side.png
     
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    Bless you sir. Looking fwd to the files. Keep up the great work!
     
  21. Kyo

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    I got the go ahead :thumbsup: Here is my rendition of the plate files needed to build a Stinger-V inspired cnc. Please keep in mind I reverse engineered this from known data and photos. If anyone runs across any errors or wrong dimensions please let me know! This way, I can update and correct the file set...

    Enjoy and happy building :D
     

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    Now I just need someone to make me a set of plates. ;)
     
  23. Kyo

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    More work on my stinger v today.. I love using my 3d printers to prototype parts. Waiting for my next aluminium order while staying productive..

    StingerV Prototype.jpg
     
  24. Traxxtar

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    How did this project turn out?
     
  25. Kyo

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    My build has turned out very well :thumbsup: warping up wiring and doc's in the next week or two and will have a full build posted.

    I had to set it aside for almost a year, to many projects / designs and not enough time lol. Ended up designing a custom Z-axis solution as I did not need to mount a spindle; using this Very capable Nema 14 motor that weights almost nothing "Here" to build a Stinger "L" Micro Laser :D

     
  26. Gary Caruso

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    Very innovative build!
     

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