Looks a bit fuzzy :-s
yes this is I believe my first post and is certainly my first thread. after many years of thinking and learning I finally have a partial mill built. will post pics if I am allowed on the thread.
WARNING: I am a bit haphazard of a thinker. it works for me but someone trying to follow might get lost. if this annoys you then you should not read anything I write. other people not annoyed but lost can ask questions as I will be asking a lot of them myself.
(doing psychological study as I plan on building more and more complex machinery until I have a machine that plots and lays out individual atoms to make completed products as it is my hope that one day we can "print" solid objects that are as solid as any other method of making something and that are as complex as say food that we eat today.) (as well as scan to duplicate exact copies of anything from art (yes art but each layer of paint each stroke and exact material compositions to make real copies of the art taking a painting as an example) to a piece of wood to even a hamburger.)
ok so I am going to add pics here
Looks a bit fuzzy :-s
yeah that is because i am still using a video camera to take the pics since I am to cheap to by a camera yet
That is definitely an interesting layout. Not sure about some of it from the pictures, but I am very interested to see how it all works out. Good luck with your experiments.
What is the cutting area going to be? Also, what kind of spindle are you planning on using?
area is about 1.5 foot by 2 foot(give or take a bit due to hardware that will probably encumber it like the holders I drilled out of thouse long nuts (late and I cant remeber what they were called just that they came 3 to a pack) what is x3?
as for the spindel I am going to start with a dremel to test it out but I have a design that uses bearings in a triagular config that will give zero play and a decent DC motor that way I can go backwards for right and left handed bits usage as well as bigger bits using a simple yet effective endmill holder design using a very similar design to the nuts that hold the threaded rod in place.
thats interesting how youve coupled the motor and screw ,nice and simple
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Last edited by svenakela; 07-13-2007 at 07:22 AM.
yeah I have heard of people having trouble with having two seprate size items (like half inch rod threaded and a quarter inch shaft on a motor and came up with the idea. could easily be done with those too just need something more than a nut. I would recommend using a piece of blank stock and then doing the two size openings and use a tap on the half in side instead of turning down the end of the rod. much cheaper cause all you need is a decent drill press. I used the chuck to hold the tap holder straight and true
the link has a limite on bandwidth so if you get one of those "this page has exceeded it's band width limit " messages, just wait an hour and try again
I am going to put up several in various locations so that they can be reached when the other links are down, incase anyone is interested in my progress. the table and 3rd axis are nearly complete so soon I will be working on my 4th axis assembly (motors and controller are stepperworl 4 axis 36 amp and 180 or 150 oz inch just dont remeber which off the top of my head. of you look you will see I used the drill rod rail system for my third axis. any comments are appriciated.
Have you considered getting your own domain name?the link has a limite on bandwidth so if you get one of those "this page has exceeded it's band width limit " messages, just wait an hour and try again
I use iamyourhost.com
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Good Luck, Hoss
nice site hoss
unit is done being testes for correct wiring and heat so now just a few more parts to tighten it all up and then a 4 axis and I will be ready to start making the stuff I designed it for. new pics are on my site for it and I did get a better cam too (not the SLR I want but it will suffice for now)