Thread: Needed for my build
Need these, or need pointing in the direction of the cheapest place to get them-
* Power table feed ( universal type will do ) for my x axis
* 16mm ball screw + nut 2000mm long with ends machined with supports
* 12mm ball screw + nut 600mm long with ends machined with supports
* 2 x universal handles for my x + y axis
Could do with a decsent engineering supplies for other bits and bobs in the nottinghamshire area.
Make your own handles? Surely a good first project for your new machine!?
By the way I hope you're not intending to spin that ballscrew, unless it's under lots of tension... 2m screw that diameter will whip a LOT severely limiting your rapids. You want to rotate the nut ideally, not the screw. That's what I did on my build with similar length screws.
The 2m ballscrew should be fine there isnt going to be any rapids just a steady feed, as for making handles, I have my own cnc machining business but its not worth all the hassle of making them when I can buy them pretty cheap, same goes for most of the other bits I need, unless it needs to be a specific shape.
I generally go on the if I can make it cheaper I do philosophy!
I generally go on the principle that i make it as good as possible, so it will last indefinitely. An example is my lathe in the video on the home page you will see i used telescopic ballscrew covers they are very expensive and i had to wait 6 weeks for them to be made. The inbuilt seals will not keep out contaminants so a few months down the line they would all be ruined.
Its only going to be turning rubber off tyres at around 1000mm/min, and it will only be doing one cut at a time, rapid will only be used to return it to the start point, ive sourced a supplier that is going to be issueing me what I need for beer tokens so I can get what I want, so I may upgrade to 25mm for the extra rigidity
25mm would get roughly 2500 to 5700mm/min depending on what bearings you are intending to use on the screw?
I found the formula to be pretty accurate in my case. It suggested that the Y axis screw would whip over 6000mm/min, and it does. I'm running it at 4000 to be safe.
My y axis is only going to be used to wind out by hand to a position then locked off, ballscrew is overkill really but I want the anti backlash etc
If im only needing 1000mm/min with a 5mm pitch then its only gona be turning at 200rpm wich I think will be fine
Surely if you're operating the Y axis by hand then you can compensate for the backlash by hand, as one would normally when using a manual machine? I suppose not having backlash helps get a good finish as you can use climb milling...not sure if that's an issue cutting rubber.
You might want to consider the drive mechanish I used on my Y axis - very very cheap, and very little if any backlash.
Its a lathe set up theres no climb milling, as for the ballscrew if i get it for free i might aswell do it for the optimum set up
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