Thread: Patrik, new member
After reading a lot on the net for three years I've finally taken the plunge and started my CNC-project (rough sketch attached).
It comes from a "need" to make parts for a camera gimbal to my RC-projects. Yes, I do have a lot of projects! :-)
I'm a 45 year old aeronautical engineer with interests in mechanical engineering, flying, photography et cetera. A bit on the cheap side, probably have roots in Scotland I don't know about! Lives in Linkoping in the southern part of Sweden.
Pleased to have joined you all and look forward to contribute what knowledge I have.
hi there Patrik
looks like a nice clean simple design
before you commit to buying parts it may be worth pricing up the difference between using supported rails all round and fit two dives on your X axis (long axis)
money is obviously a big issue, however, the difference in performance is very likely to make it well worth the extra expense
lets say it would cost you 20% more... the machine will likely perform 80% better... in reality it is hard to quantify but you will find that most users on this forum would urge you to go that little bit extra in making sure the machine will put a smile on your face every time it spits out a nice accurate clean part
thanks! Eeh, I kind of already bought the linear components... Well, it is a prototype that I learn on so... That will "garantee" a mark 2. Need to come up with a catchy name now.
Btw, what is it about Yorkshire lads?
09-01-2013 #6I kind of already bought the linear components
if you are you looking to cut aluminium you may need the patience of a saint
if your cutting acetal/delrin nylon life is likely to be a shitload easier
what is it about Yorkshire lads?
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Recieved my steppers yesterday! NEMA 23's 3Nm/425oz-in. Detailed design continues, started placing the limits switches.
11-01-2013 #8I see, well we have similar conditions in sweden; some shires are best passed through! But, to be serious, I have been around Britain a bit and enjoyed pretty much everything!
if you get a chance some pictures of your build would be nice
Pictures will be added as soon as I get crackin on the build! Hope to start cutting MDF this weekend.
New here too. Good luck Patrik!
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