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    Hi Gents,
    Still thinking about options for a future T Slot Build.
    I know it is desirable that the linear rails on the X Axis are some distance apart to help prevent resonance.
    I was thinking about ways to brace the 2 T Slot pieces.
    First thought was to bolt a section of Aluminium across the back of both sections, but this would increase the weight signifcantly.
    Then I wondered if it would be benficial to join both sections via 3rd section of T Slot, using 90° Brackets and the like.
    Pic probably explains if better......

    Would that be useful to the design or would it just be a waste of material and money giving no benefit?

    Do you think there any better options?

    Steve

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    Default Re: Thoughts on X Axis Design

    If this is the gantry beam, the best choice is one single large beam.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on X Axis Design

    It is the Gantry Beam.
    I didn't think a single beam would be available to purchase. The biggest I have seen is 160mm.
    Is that big enough?
    I know it depends on size of router itself and what one is cutting,etc, but it seemed a little narow.



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    Default Re: Thoughts on X Axis Design

    Depends on the size of the machine, and what you intend to do with it.

    Gerry

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