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    Hi Chaz.
    A bit more speed would be nice and cnc is all about accuracy and repeatability I pressume? I will probably just change out the x y screws. The question is are 16mm screws rigid enough for this size machine and what would be a good thread? spacing. The acme screws I have are 16mmx4 what are the differences using a 16mm5 or 16mm 10? Would 20 mm rails be overkill. Also would it be possible to use the existing end bearings /supports and have the ends of the ballscrews machined to fit? Or go with new parts? Obviously the ballscrew bearing will have to be delivered with the screw. I won't be doing any production work but mainly wood cutting and some light work in ali and brass.
    Cheers.
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by the great waldo View Post
    Hi Chaz.
    A bit more speed would be nice and cnc is all about accuracy and repeatability I pressume? I will probably just change out the x y screws. The question is are 16mm screws rigid enough for this size machine and what would be a good thread? spacing. The acme screws I have are 16mmx4 what are the differences using a 16mm5 or 16mm 10? Would 20 mm rails be overkill. Also would it be possible to use the existing end bearings /supports and have the ends of the ballscrews machined to fit? Or go with new parts? Obviously the ballscrew bearing will have to be delivered with the screw. I won't be doing any production work but mainly wood cutting and some light work in ali and brass.
    Cheers.
    Andrew
    I'm probably the wrong person to ask about 'overkill'. My own machine uses 40 size rails and 32mm ballscrews but its overkill.

    I'd think for what you are doing 16mm are OK. Depending on the length, you might want to consider rotating ballnut designs (the screw doesnt spin, the nut does) which is ideal for longer lengths.

    Any pics of this machine? Seeing it makes it easier to think about options.

  3. #13
    Hi Chaz
    I've tried to get some photos from the web on my phone (no luck I think i'm too old )but if you google makko m850 the new version with ball screws is on their web site with some options. My machine looks the same and they dont seem to have changed the design.
    Cheers.
    Andrew
    I just found some photos on ebayClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Wow, hard work to read this. Paragraphs please?
    Yes sorry Chaz, it had been a long day and a couple of beers at the end of it. I tried to get the 705 drivers working without much luck. There are leadshine m542 's in the control box for the x and y and a wierd driver for the z axis.
    I'm going to go for a new control box all em705 's any recomendations for power supply ratings and a breakout box ?
    Cheers.
    Andrew

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