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    Default Use small steps to keep plates aligned?

    When building a CNC Router and you needed to mount a vertical gantry plate to a horizontal plate, that attachs to the Linear rail and ballscrew block, would you machine a small 'step' in the base plate to ensure correct placement/alignment of the the 2 parts?
    It seems to be a good idea, but i'm not sure i have seem too many people do it. Just wondering if there is an obious reason not to do it.
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    Default Re: Use small steps to keep plates aligned?

    Like you,it isn't something I have seen and I don't think I would take the time to do it.On the other hand I would add a web on the outside of the sectional view you posted, in order to keep the vertical plate from flexing.



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    Default Re: Use small steps to keep plates aligned?

    Thanks Routalot,

    I wouldn't think it would take much to machine a small step in ones Gantry plates and the step would 'lock' the plates in position.....Maybe its too fiddly.
    I was thinking the same re:web.. Would not want to rely on that fixing to be and stay 90°.



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