The width needs to be about 38 mm to give enough either side for the miniscus not to come into play. Also important is to make the bridge wide enough so the epoxy flows ok.
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Ideal, Yeah allot of measurements, just googled it to get the dimesnions f 20mm rail and the carriage to pu into CAD. once i made up the rails etc i can start the design....
Any design aspects i should need to know that people often do? Save me going back and forth as much :)
Thanks man, What do you think of the rails and Carriage I posted on the previous page?
Hey, thanks, I have seen the email...allot of time saved with using these files! much appreciated..
When you sau adjust to suite do you mean extend the rails or shorten the rails in SW, per manufactured one...no point me making one 846mm right.
Ill get to work on a design now then, Any prefernace on something i have seen dont but to me there is no added benefit... Is it better to put the rails on the side of the machine or on top? The one benefit i see is that if its on top you get much more freedom in terms of fine tuning the machine.
Ideal, Spent most of last night getting the basic design on paper then spent a couple hours on SW going through a few differnt configurations with this one being the easiest and simplest to make :)
What do you think? There is a piece connecting the rail section underneath going across the X axis. Oh and the board would be MDF...SW doesnt seem to have that
Last edited by FlyHighRC; 05-06-2014 at 07:55 AM.
That baseboard will bounce and sound like a drum!! That is unless there are lorts of supports underneath it, but I can't see any bolt holes apart from the ones down the outside? Why have you put the rails below the base, all the swarf will drop onto them! How are you going to mount the ballscrews and stepper motors? You're not doing a simgle ballscrew for the X axis are you? What is the gantry going to look like?
Have you looked at the build threads? Most (I do realise that you don't have to go along the same lines as most other people...however there is normally a reason why most of the builds look pretty much the same!!) look like mine below...
there is one support under the table though I could easily add another :) The table is above the rails to give more rigidity which ill show from the underneath. The, so bare in mind that its not at all done..still fiddling with the design. I see your point about crap going onto the rails but that would happen in most machines...yours even...rather than have the stuff been blown onto them after running alone your board mine will do the same but the machines rubbish will blow off the board and possibly land on the rails...but either way..Im going to add 3mm poly between the gap of the table and the rail carrages...so efficiently having a box where the machined rubbish(Any jargon here) will stay and be easily cleaned up afterwards :)
Ahh, I was planning on ussing a single ballscrew down the middle? Is that a big no no?
Also, the rails that the gantry run on...is there a good distance to keep them from eachother? Assuming that the closer they are the more slop you could possibly get?
My gantrry is 1 vertical piece with a large 40x40x4, 45deg support
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