Thread: StrikeCNC Machine - My Retrofit
Stiffening up the Y axis rails. 25mm Alu plate bolted into the extruded alu that the hiwin profile rails mount into. Also some 100x50x6mm L section to help keep the rubbish off the rails. Loads more rigidity after this.
Its got a decently braced bed on there now. The original was pathetic.
Touch probe for setting work piece height.
Fixed probe plate for semi auto tool changes(using Mach 2010 screenset and macros)
Inductive proximity home/limit switches including dual ones to auto square the gantry each time you home.
The base of the cabinet was a big waste of space so a couple of doors have gone on there along with a floor and it now stores 4x4ft sheet materials along with the pump and reservoir for the spindle.
Dust extraction has been plumbed in too. Need to make a dust shoe of course but that'll be the first useful part I'll cut.
Shuttle Jog pad. Lots of fine control and all the buttons are fully programmable from within Mach. You can even assign macro's to buttons which pretty much means unless your doing something out of the ordinary then you can control mach completely from the shuttle.
A big thank you to everyone here that answered my often dumb questions and helped me out. Special thanks to Dean and John. Dean in particular has been a huge help and thoroughly nice guy to boot.
Now to get crackin with the cutting!
About fucking time......................John S -
Rome wasn't built in a day and all that shit!
Still need those spacers though John. Haven't forgot. Glad you work faster than I do! lol
Delay? One word for you...
Nice work guys the machine looks really good, you can see the care and attention that has now gone into it and it really looks 100x better.
Cant wait to see the first cuts!
Now thats what it should have been like right at the start. Well done, very nice machine.The more I know, I know, I know the less. (John Owen)
Test cut of some code for parts.
The machine is crippled at the moment since there's only one motor connected out of the two on the dual axis. Still does fine though but I wouldn't cut with it like that.
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