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  1. Thats how i did it on the gantry, my first build. gantry was flipped 180 degree and i poured gantry sides and lower beam epoxy. Then flipped and did upper rail. No problem.

    But you will need a straight edge and 2 precision squares for later when mounting the rails and so...
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Yes I agree. Have you decided on one motor or two?

    Don't buy any electrics until you have it all drawn up in CAD AM882 or EM806 work well for the drives at 68V
    Dear Clive S,

    My design dictates at least 2 idler pullys per ballscrew if i want to go single x axis nema 34 stepper... and have the whole bed space.

    Or... i have to limit bed space and cross the bed...There is room in the design to do this though.
    And 1 side is up against a wall anyways.

    When going single stepper,
    i think i would buy a wide stepper pully,
    and shift the ballscrews a belt width and use 2 belts, 1 for every ballscrew.

    For now a 2 stepper x setup looks more convenient from a mechanical point of view.
    2 short belts.
    lots of bed space

    My Electronic pov is opposit.

    For inertia it seems, in my mind, better too.
    2 powerful 3+Nm steppers on high voltage digital drivers. Instead of a single bigger 8/12nm nema34. this is just a gut feeling , not based on any sound research.

    Not sure what makes a 3, 3,1 or 4 Nm nema 23 stepper best choice.
    Just high amps low inductance right?



    Any thoughts?

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    For now a 2 stepper x setup looks more convenient from a mechanical point of view.
    2 short belts.
    lots of bed space
    That's what I use you can run them 1.5:1 or 2:1 I used 3.1Nm but with 1610 screws motors from https://www.cnc4you.co.uk/Stepper-Mo...YGH301B-Nema23
    with am882 drives from China

    I do have a nema 23 4Nm on my mill but don't see a difference in them
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  4. I would always prefer the mechanical convenience over the electrical...
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by driftspin View Post
    Dear Zeeflyboy,

    I hope for a miracle by epoxy

    First one needs a zero reference for horizontal level.

    I think it was Boyan who explained on the forum he made a reference level surface for this on a concrete floor by pouring epoxy.

    I will try this way.
    I will spirit level and anker bolt my frame to the concrete floor before pourings so nothing can move and use the x poured epoxy rail mounting surface for this.


    Pouring the rail mounting surface for X will be done like the example from a forum member see picture.


    like the X axis the 4 mounting surfaces on the gantry will be epoxy levelled.

    In 2 steps...

    Step 1 I will do the 2 gantry X rail carriage mounting surfaces, and bottom Y rail mounting surface pouring, in 1 go. ( gantry upside down )
    There will be an epoxy levelling bridge between the 2 carriage mounting surfaces
    Similar to x rail pouring setup


    So now those 3 surfaces will be in the same plain.

    After curing..

    Step 2 The gantry can now be flipped to normal position and top Y axis rail mounting surface can be poured..

    Placing the gantry in the normal position on the mounting surface of the x rail should give the best possible reference for a level plain.

    After pouring Y bottom and top should be in the same plain..

    In theory this should work.


    I know this will be a critical process.
    When this method fails i will redesign and have the gantry (rail) mounting surfaces milled. nothing much changes only a few pounds of steel added.


    When milling is needed i will upgrade the gantry box section to 80x120x8 or 10 to have some meat to mill
    I do want to avoid **bolting** the gantry sides to the gantry Y-axis.
    I prefer welded solid for best rigidity.
    But welding solid must be avoided going that route, because of warping.

    I have no friends with a mill capable of box section 1200X120x80.

    Would a surface grinder work for this purpose?

    Any other thoughts?
    Sounds good! Will watch with interest. Good luck!
    Last edited by Zeeflyboy; 5 Days Ago at 12:33 PM.

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