I am building a metal mill using 3" x 3" x 0.25" mild steel square tubing. The x-axis (gantry) measures 62" across. I need to buy some Ball Screws & Nuts. This means I need to buy a 62" Ball Screw. My question is what diameter size Ball Screws should I get such that the 62" ball screw does not bend? The diameter choices are 5/8", 3/4", or 1". Of course the bigger the diameter the more expensive. Backlash and or bad stuff happens when the screw bends or whips. Is there any other advice that I need to determine the size of the ball screws I need? Also, what is the difference between a round or square ball nut? The square one is cheaper.
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Mach3 2010 Screenset
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