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ninewgt
07-06-2003, 02:34 PM
++++MORE PICTURES LOWER IN THREAD +++++

Ok - 3rd Edit... I have the X rails mounted and the gantry - see below. The gantry pic shows that I removed the side pieces of tooling plate to make bolting the rail down easier... Ill put them back on later today after work and put the Y rails on today also.....

Look for more pictures Tuesday or Wednesday..... I am waiting on my machinist to get a couple parts to me and Ill have everything i need to get it finished and running. I already tested the electrical and drivers / steppers - went well.......
See todays pic below

I'll keep posting

balsaman
07-06-2003, 08:01 PM
Keep posting it looks like an interesting machine. I would like to see more as it progresses.

Eric

bremerr
07-07-2003, 05:41 PM
What plans do you have? are they available online or did you design this table?

ninewgt
07-07-2003, 07:04 PM
I actually purchased a couple sets of plans - to learn from and as a guide... Then I designed my own machine..... I simply couldnt find a machine plan the size and style I wanted so I did my own ( after a LOT of research)

Tom

ninewgt
07-13-2003, 01:35 PM
Below are the Machined Aluminium Plate that support the X rails -- This is just before final fastening which I am doing later today. Tomorrow Ill be mounting the linear rails ( X rails) - Round 3/4" on Alumium bases to the plate. You can see all the drilled and tapped holes that will hold the rail assemblies down.

ninewgt
07-13-2003, 04:16 PM
One last pic (for now)

HomeCNC
07-14-2003, 01:59 PM
Nice looking! Did you have any trouble getting the top of the welded frame flat for the aluminum to sit on? Oh I remember the fun of getting the ways running parallel and level :)

ninewgt
07-14-2003, 02:07 PM
Jeff

Thanks for the nice comment - been working really hard on this.......
What I did was located the highest point on the frame (as you know the steel is NOT straight) Then spot welded small steel tabs in the 4 corners the same height..... Then cross checked it, and added more tabs.... checked it again.... bingo.... I used a 72" precision straight edge and a master machinists level... I figure I got it right to within .004 Not bad.... Ill make any adjustments I need to while bolting down the linear rails.... got plenty of shim stock..... But I think it will be fine.

ninewgt
07-29-2003, 01:41 PM
Here is todays photo

CAMmando
07-29-2003, 10:03 PM
Wow ... thats quite a machine !

What kind of motors and drivers are you going to be using ?

ninewgt
07-29-2003, 11:09 PM
CAM -

Thanks for the nice comment - I have worked long and hard on designing and building it. I must have done something right - if you push the gantry with one finger - it will travel the length of the table - and it weighs (without motors, Y rails, and y to Z plates) about 120 pounds.

I am using Sanyo-Denki Stepper motors, 8 lead, wired in series on a 48 volt power supply, with Gecko 201 drives.
Control is with Ability Systems LPT Indexer , and their G-Code controller... Like I said - I already did a preliminary wire up - all went well..... Ill post a pic of the electrical cabinet tomorrow along with a few more pics......

ninewgt
08-01-2003, 12:20 PM
I got the Y rails on.... adding the Y to Z plates this weekend..... I am waiting on new screw nuts - I was sent the wrong ones....

But will have everything else complete by Monday and running on Tuesday !!!

ninewgt
08-01-2003, 12:22 PM
More pics

ninewgt
08-18-2003, 08:51 PM
SEE MY NEW POST " UP AND RUNNING FOR MORE PICS !!!!!