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Mr.Chips
10-07-2004, 09:33 PM
I will be going to Taiwan in about a week and will be there for a month. I was wondering of anyone knows of a source of bargains there in the areas of:
Servo motors
THK Bearings and Rails
Power Supply
Controllers ( probably should buy controllers here for warranties sake)

Am planning a moving gantry that has a work area of 24” X 48”, and will be cutting wood and aluminum.

What would be an advisable size for the Motors, THK Bearings and Power supply.

Thanks,

Hager Hay

calkai1
10-08-2004, 12:34 PM
Hi:
I am wondering if you will be in Taipei or North Taiwan. There is exactly a sweep shop of the parts you mentioning in North Taiwan.
Unfortunately I could not translate the address from Chinese to English properly, the shop is behind the headquarter of EVA Air in TaoYuan.
The address in Chinese is : 桃縣龜山鄉民生北路一段445號,研碩企業社

Hope you could read chinese in your computer or you could get a GPS from the electronics streets in Taipei and I could give you the GPS location.

I am in Taiwan working in CKS airport, TaoYuan. You may contact me throught e-mail or mobile: 0926311291. If I have time, I could give you a lift to there.

Best Regards

Tom

calkai@hotmail.com

Mr.Chips
10-08-2004, 12:49 PM
Tom

I am still in the US my wife and I will leave next week. My wife translated the address for me and she knows the area, there family used to live in Tao Yuan.
What is a sweep shop?
Hope I can find some goodies at a good price over there.

Thanks Tom

Hager Hay

calkai1
10-08-2004, 12:57 PM
Hi:
Sorry for my wrong vocabulary. It could be said as the factory equipment outlet selling the clearance stock of THK, NSK, Pacific, SANYO.JAPANSERVO and so on. Some are brand new, some are used.

桃縣龜山鄉民生北路一段445號.南崁交流道長榮航空大樓正後方.
研碩企業社.
0910155897.(03)3118516. Mr. Lin

Mr.Chips
10-08-2004, 01:15 PM
This sounds pretty promising, I will for sure check this out when I am there.

Have you or are you bilding a CNC? I have a movable table CNC completed except for the wiring. But won't finish it until I return from Taiwan in November.

Thanks
Tom

happytriger2000
11-19-2004, 04:56 PM
Halo,
are you guys from Taiwan?

Freeman

Mr.Chips
11-19-2004, 07:29 PM
My wife is. We were there for a month visiting family and friends. An I purchased some linear bearings and ball screws from a seller of surplus supplies like this.
Regards
Hager

happytriger2000
11-20-2004, 06:26 AM
Halo Mr.Chips, Im Freeman, Im from Taiwan and also a British citizen.
Im building a cnc machine aswell and in 2 days time I will leave UK to Taiwan, and will start buying parts in taiwan. Im a Product Design Student and very interested in CNC machines. So far I have ordered 3 Geckdrives G320, and the rest will be built in my fathers factory...
well nice to meet you
Freeman

Mr.Chips
11-20-2004, 08:08 AM
I'v heard good things about the Geco's they should work well for you.

I met a fellow, Tom in Taiwan that is also interested in CNC's look earlier in this thread for his phone no. He helped my a lot. He also went to school in the UK.

And it's really good to have a Dad that has a factory to take advantage of. Ha Ha

Do you have a plan yet, would be interested in seeing it.

Regards
Hager

happytriger2000
11-20-2004, 01:44 PM
At the moment Im trying to build a controller same as this: 'http://www.homecnc.info/servomotor.htm', but my electronis is not very good, therefore need more support from Electronics people..ha ha then the hardware I will build it in Taiwan.
There's a wiring diagram of the controller in pdf, still trying to figure out how to connect all those parts....

Freeman

freak_brain
11-20-2004, 02:26 PM
you know, you could bring enough home for the rest of the class, buddy ol pal :cheers:

if not then you get this (wedge)


-Allen

Mr.Chips
11-20-2004, 03:20 PM
Freeman

Well CNCZone is the place for the expertise in just about any area. Just go to the forum that has been set up for your particular need and ask away.

You might post a brief sentence of your goals then ask one or two very focused questions, that way it won’t seem overwhelming to answer.

I’m with you electronics is my weak point, I can follow a simple point to point schematic if it is well laid out but if it is incomplete because everyone knows that and it was too simple to illustrate, then I’m lost.

What do you plan to make, when you get it running? I am interested in making an all wood pendulum clock.

Later
Hager

Mr.Chips
11-20-2004, 03:24 PM
Allen,

You know your right, but I didn’t, so I guess I deserved a hair pull as shown in you post. But you won’t pull any hair from that high up, I’m ball up there. Ha Ha

Hager

freak_brain
11-20-2004, 03:27 PM
Hager,

I think that's a wedgy

lol

-Allen

Mr.Chips
11-20-2004, 03:30 PM
Allen,

OHHHHHH.

Hager

happytriger2000
11-20-2004, 07:04 PM
Mr. Chips

I want to make aluminium parts for practice, and PCB milling....I made a lot of PCB by using chemicals, well, I have all the equipment needed to make a printed circuit board, but one thing i dont like is drilling the holes manually, so I thought if i make a cnc machine it will save me time and dont need to use chemical again cos it ruins my machines, gone rusty ( the acid is causing the metal to rust) and is bad for my health.....so Dry-machining is my plan.
Freeman

Mr.Chips
11-20-2004, 07:11 PM
Freeman
I like your Charlie Chan picture. I'v never decided on one yet.

Sounds like a good plan as PCB making is a good application for the machines. I see a lot of people making machines for this reason. And then you can get rid of thoes smelly acid baths.
Make it larger and nore ridgid and it's good for aluminium.
What is the work area size you are planning?
Hager

happytriger2000
11-20-2004, 08:10 PM
Mr. Chips
Work area....havent decided yet, but I think the bigger the better. Thinking of making a table which is adaptable for spindle operation and laser operation, Im in to laser aswell, but have little knowledge in laser system......I saw a laser machine made by Torchmate which is quite ideal, http://www.plasma-cutter.com[I]/, basically the table and the laser cutter is seperate, you can take the laser cutter off when not in use.....seems to be a good idea.
So what machine do you have?
Freeman

ger21
11-21-2004, 07:45 AM
Mr. Chips
Work area....havent decided yet, but I think the bigger the better. Thinking of making a table which is adaptable for spindle operation and laser operation, Im in to laser aswell, but have little knowledge in laser system......I saw a laser machine made by Torchmate which is quite ideal, http://www.plasma-cutter.com[I]/, basically the table and the laser cutter is seperate, you can take the laser cutter off when not in use.....seems to be a good idea.
So what machine do you have?
Freeman

I didn't see a laser cutter on their site, but there is someone here building a laser. It's the only homebuilt cnc laser I've seen, and I think he said it's going to cost around $15,000.
There is also a kit available here http://www.emissiontechnologies.com/xy.htm

Mr.Chips
11-21-2004, 08:18 AM
Freeman,

Here is the link to my construction:
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2695

I started construction then was interrupted by my putting our house on the market, and then moving to Tucson AZ. We arrived Here in July and I haven't started to work yet on my machine. With a new house there was a long honey do list and travel to do. I'm thinking I can get back to work in Dec.
I made this machine a fixed gantry as it would be more stable for the construction equipment I had access to. I an a wood working hobbyist so I made the frame out of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) Two of my rail axis are pretty good but had to use Gas Pipe under the table, it is supported underneath to minimize bending. I really planned to use it to make my second all metal machine.

I have acquired a lot of single and some double extruded aluminum for the 2nd mach frame. When I went to Taiwan I picked up two 4’ 20mm NSK ball screws RNFCL 2020A6, There rolled but hoping they will be accurate enough for wood work. And two IKO (Thompson) LKW25B Linear Rails. To support the movable gantry. And four 3’ NSK Linear Rails about 15mm across the rail. All rails has two trucks. I may switch to Servos for my second machine, depending on the speed and if the steppers loose steps.

Hager

happytriger2000
11-21-2004, 08:34 AM
Mr. Chips

Kool machine, I forgot to ask, what's your occupation?

What software do you use?

Freeman

Mr.Chips
11-21-2004, 11:22 AM
I'm 64 and retired, I retired from the 3M Co and worked in Diviaion Quality with our suppliers on their quality issues.

Hobbies:
Wood working, built grandmothers clocks, book cases, round dining tables.

Cars, have a 63 220 SB "fin Benz" that I rebuilt and painted 12 years ago. The last engine I rebuilt was my son's 3.0 DOHC Yamaha Tarus SHO engine. A Super Engine.

Metal Work: Because of the CNC hobby I have started to get involved with metal working machines. Recently baught a 6X18 Craftsman Metal Lathe. Will upgrade my drill press this christmas.

CNC for the last year or so. Designing myself after reading a lot of postings from CNC and other sites.

I use Turbocad 7 and have downloaded TurboCNC and Mach2. Mach2 is a Very Well documented software and will probally use it when my machine is running.

happytriger2000
11-21-2004, 07:34 PM
Wow...3M, is a big company.
you rebuild engines, you must be good.
Family bussiness: Fishery Company, sell tuna fish to the Japanese, own a couple of fishing boat. biggest problem: refurbish the ship $$ and fuel.

I have a Clarke cl500m metal lathe/mill drill, my first metal practice was in Brunel University, stayed there for 2 years then transferred to Middlesex Univ. and from there started learning cad software: AutoCad2000, 3DMax, A little bit of Studio Tools and also practice on laser machine.

I need some advice on software, which package would you suggest?

Freeman

Mr.Chips
11-21-2004, 10:21 PM
Freeman,

The Clarke cl500m metal lathe/mill drill will be very handy for making many of the parts for your machine. All three are a must for this type work.

As far as the software I really can’t recommend any as I haven’t used any yet. Tom (from page one of this thread) showed me Mach2 and it is very well documented and straight forward. The also purchased BobCad, but I think you are well versed in cad programs. My TurboCad is a pretty bare bones cad system but it works.

Hager

happytriger2000
11-24-2004, 05:59 PM
Mr Chips.

Right now Im in Taiwan, Kaohsiung(south of Taiwan), I'll start be building my machine soon...
About cl500m, the working area is small, is hard to work with big work piece.
Im thinking of purchasing a cad/cam software package for my 1st cnc machine, and also I've received my gecko's G320, need to find servo motors aswell...
Gonna shop soon..

Freeman