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AdCNC
10-08-2011, 02:29 PM
There are loads of places on the net that sell C7 ballscrew but im after something with a better spec.

Any body know anywhere local?

Jonathan
10-08-2011, 04:23 PM
Just out of interest what do you need it for?

AdCNC
10-08-2011, 04:55 PM
A very accurate mill im building. c7 will not do :D

Jonathan
10-08-2011, 06:07 PM
A very accurate mill im building. c7 will not do :D

I see ... I'm expecting to see an extremely rigid machine then, otherwise it's not worth it.

You could consider calibration to compensate for the inaccuracy in a C7 screw. Mach3 allows you to do this in a couple of different ways...

AdCNC
10-08-2011, 06:13 PM
I dont use Mach3, The machine is being made out of solid steel :-) So rigidity is very high. Machine is powered by servos!

Jonathan
10-08-2011, 06:17 PM
That sounds generally awesome! I'm sure screw calibration must be available in EMC.

AdCNC
10-08-2011, 06:32 PM
I dont know about EMC as i use USBCNC

Jonathan
10-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Oh, fair enough. Don't think that can be calibrated, without writing your own program to edit the Gcode... which is tricky.

Gary
10-08-2011, 07:47 PM
I can supply C5 and C3, but it is not a stock item.

m_c
10-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Marchant Dice have rolled C5.
I can remember in the distant past finding a site that listed far more ball screws, but can't find it now.


Any more details about the mill?

AdCNC
10-08-2011, 07:56 PM
I can supply C5 and C3, but it is not a stock item.

Cheers Gary i will be in contact with you in the near future.

m_c at the mo the mill is being kept under wraps ;-)