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    Nice design! I won't be doing lots of aluminium to any particular high standard but I would like the capability. Out of interest, did you machine those aluminium parts yourself or have them done externally? (manual/cnc?).

    Dave

  2. #12
    Yep my design made by me for someone else.!

    Edit: Here's some more pics i've posted before of various bits of different machines built on the same design.
    I've built 2 versions one that had the motors on out side like Pic 1 & 2 and also version were the motors are all turned inboard or under bed like in pics 5 & 6 to fit in confined space like the corner of a shed.
    I also have version that use's twin screws on long X axis with shorter stubby sides if just doing thin materials and bit more capable at handling Ali with decent results and feed rates.
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    Thanks for picture 5 Jazz. I've only seen the 'L' gantry as drawings before. Nice to see everything in real, like how the motors are supported and fixing of the ball screw behind the gantry.

    Cheers

  5. #14
    How thick are the aluminium 'uprights' if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking to use ~18mm at the moment but they look slightly thicker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biketrialsdave View Post
    How thick are the aluminium 'uprights' if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking to use ~18mm at the moment but they look slightly thicker?
    They are 19mm from cut from 3/4" x 12" plate from here. Aluminium Flat Bar - Imperial Sizes (6082T6) 12 in x 3/4 in

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    Thanks, I remember using that website years ago. Will have to bookmark it!

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