Thread: Hi All

  1. #1
    Hi All,
    Just thought i'd make my 1st post and introduce myself and ask a few questions.

    I'm Tim Prevett,i live in Devon and work as a welder/fabricator for a local engineering company

    I have an interest in composite R/C gliders and i would like to machine some moulds for the wings and fuselage instead of making them by hand.

    I bought some CNC gear a few years back,but i never got round to doing anything with it.I bought 3 of these stepper motors http://uk.farnell.com/astrosyn/281/s...-3v/dp/9598669

    and a compucut system.Anyone got any experience with this system?

    I want to build a router table with a travel of about 6' x 2' for machining MDF,Plastics and maybe Ali.Would the motors that i've got be powerful enough to run a machine like this?

    Has anyone got any links to useful links to the sort of software i'll need for drawing and machining 3d stuff?

    Cheers

    Tim

  2. #2
    Hi Avago, welcome to MYCNCUK. Please take the time to view the FAQ section for answers to questions you may have, if your building a new machine be sure to start a new build log detailing your progress !

  3. #3
    I have just looked at the specification of the motors you have, and i was a bit surprised to see that they have a detent torque of 100Nm :)
    I was even more surprised that the holding torque was 1200 Nm :)

    Obviosly a mistake, and is most likely mNm.
    These motors are quite old, and low power, so i doubt they will be the best option, but knowing if they would work will be hard without knowing your mechanics, spindle power/ speed and the speeds you are expecting.


    Quote Originally Posted by Avago View Post
    Hi All,
    Just thought i'd make my 1st post and introduce myself and ask a few questions.

    I'm Tim Prevett,i live in Devon and work as a welder/fabricator for a local engineering company

    I have an interest in composite R/C gliders and i would like to machine some moulds for the wings and fuselage instead of making them by hand.

    I bought some CNC gear a few years back,but i never got round to doing anything with it.I bought 3 of these stepper motors http://uk.farnell.com/astrosyn/281/s...-3v/dp/9598669

    and a compucut system.Anyone got any experience with this system?

    I want to build a router table with a travel of about 6' x 2' for machining MDF,Plastics and maybe Ali.Would the motors that i've got be powerful enough to run a machine like this?

    Has anyone got any links to useful links to the sort of software i'll need for drawing and machining 3d stuff?

    Cheers

    Tim

  4. #4
    Thanks Gary,
    I'm not to sure about all the details of this machine yet,I'm just trying to get my head around what i might need to get up and running on a project like this.

    I've no real eperience with building,cad/cam stuff at the moment.The only experience i have with CNC stuff was running a 220 ton brake press at work,This CNC machining stuff is a whole new ball game for me.

    Cheers

    Tim

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