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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by that-jim, Nov 26, 2022.
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
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That looks awesome! I can't see what type of screw you are using, is it a lead screw or ball screw?
I am reusing the lead screw that I have. The existing lead screw z-axis worked well but the way it was built took up a lot of the z clearance. The clearance issue is the main thing I want to fix and I would like to reuse as many parts as possible.
[QUOTE="that-jim, post: 129776, member: 152515"I would like to reuse as many parts as possible.[/QUOTE]
I hear ya on that one. I am trying to finish my z axis for Heavy Metal as we speak and I have quite a few recycled parts hanging in the mix. You mentioned a preference for 6061 grade Al. I am having a devil of a time with my plates due to the fact that the motor on my vertical mill is down and out. I have probably wasted a couple of feet of my 1/4 by 5" stock trying to hand jam it. I would gladly trade you some for some assistance with my plates if you are interested.
I will send you a message.
Wow, looks nice did you also design the rest of the axis/plates?
what bearings and rails did you use ?
Thanks, I only designed the three plates that for the z-axiz upgrade. the original plates for the machine came from blue ox solutions.
I used MGN12 rails and bearings, I used cheap ones from ebay but the have served well...
I have had a couple of requests for the files for the plates from this build so I have added the fusion 360 and step files for everything to the files section.