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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by AdCNC View Post
    Thanks Ross. The brackets work really well, its surprisingly stiff without them, i put them for extra support, if you hold one side and move the opposite side with considerable force it flexes about 2mm thats until you attach the to ball screws then nothing moves. im also going to add extra side supports to reduce side ways deflection.

    Wheres the best place to get energy chain from? E-bay or is there anywhere cheap in the UK?
    Best place i've seen for energy chain is to make your own, gives you that satisfied feeling.

    Great build thread, those rails and carriages for the Z axis must have been a few bob, having the benefit of work lined up even before the machine is built and having some machinery to help you along the way is certainly a bonus - now wheres that envious smiley when you want it .....

  2. The bearings and rails cost, well off the top of my head 800 they are made by hiwin and the rail is 20mm (X, Y & Z), having work waiting for me is is what spurred me on to make a half decent machine in the first place.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by AdCNC View Post
    The bearings and rails cost, well off the top of my head 800 they are made by hiwin and the rail is 20mm (X, Y & Z), having work waiting for me is is what spurred me on to make a half decent machine in the first place.
    More than my machine build - LOL

    Machine is looking real well, good luck with the build, now you have the work the clock is ticking :naughty:

  4. Hehe thank buddy, im addicted. Watch this space for more (better) designs

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by AdCNC View Post
    Hehe thank buddy, im addicted. Watch this space for more (better) designs
    Why, are you gonna copy my design then

  6. Well, Thanks to irving for the technical help ive manage to finish the drive enclosure. just got wait for the data cable come and ill try and get some life out of the motors.
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  7. Just a few more photos, as you can see ive mounted the energy chain and ive also mounted my limit switches.

    Just need a smooth stepper board now to get some good rapids.

    Enjoy.
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  8. #28
    I have a spare one dual port, I bought for a job that didn't materialise, also got the connector board from CNC4PC for it, the C25
    John S -

  9. You have PM John

  10. #30
    Looking good Ad !
    .Me

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