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Voxel with Acme Lead on X and Y

Discussion in 'Concepts and Ideas' started by psi3000, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. psi3000

    psi3000 New

    Nov 24, 2014
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    I like the Voxel build. But I want to use the Acme Lead screw V-Slot Linear Actuator on the X and Y axis. I personally believe the Lead screw movement to be better then drive belt, in acuracy, price and maintenance free operation. Am I correct in believing this? Is there any reason I would not want to use this Lead Screw over the belt? Also replacing the Y axis with the Lead screw setup is easy as pie on the voxel, simply mount it on the bottom. However, how would you do this on the X axis?
  2. Giarc

    Giarc OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Jan 24, 2015
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    Lead screws have better resolution, but are much slower. That is why the x and y on 3D printers and laser engravers are using belts.

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