Thread: Accurate Strong Gantry
Ie.only a BT40 spindle would be 2000 EUR in my hand with VAT,etc.
In my present eyes it is too much for 30 kg engineered steel and if I went with this I would make it myself.
Regarding the power I think I would satisfied with about 4 kW
But the main issue is not this and thank you to summarized.
Last edited by vargai; 04-01-2015 at 06:24 PM.
Being interested and reading some books about inventors and Technics I told them that the industrial revolution did not begin accidentally in the UK.The only fortuitous was just they came from Shrewsbury where around the industrial revolution had begun.
You are enterprising and advised to reach the high technical level where you are now.
I hope I am enterprising enough no to stop at the difficulties and advised enough to perceive the realistic factors.
The cost is vulnerable issue and the question is over and above: what is different between machine and good machine and very good machine. Purpose+Design+cost+used time+effort and so on -there are many factors are too see and specify the scope.
Hope it's just language differences but honestly I don't care if not.! . . . Because if your stupid enough to go against good sound advice from several experienced people then more FOOL you and I DON'T wish you Good luck as that would be encouraging someone to waste money and being a born & breed Yorkshire Man I wouldn't encourage even a FOOL to do that.. . . . . . Just like I won't waste my time or hard learnt experience on FOOLS.!
Normally if someone says that it cant be done then that is like a red rag to a bull and I try to come up with a solution, but now you have brought steel into the equation then I would agree with the others that it will be really difficult as the requirements are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
If it was Diy the you could compromise on the design and use the machine to the best of its abilities but you seem to be saying that it will be a commercial use so that wouldnt really be feasible.
If you did proceed you will need to two spindles.
1. Low speed with high ridigity and power at low speed for steel.
2. High speed and power at high speed for ali.
You would then need 10mm pitch ball screws on high power servo motors with high resolution encoders to get the accuracy. Etc etc.
It can be be done but like the others have said it will be expensive and you will still end up compromising the design. It may well be cheaper and better from a production point of view to build 2 specific machines. Good luck
I have started this thread and collected all the information that is necessary to make decision.
I have not buy anything and not gone any direction yet .
The only thing I do I try to make out these info that is just slightly more then just listening.
Reading the posts after my latest design I recognized or at least felt the generally weak points. Sorry for seeming stubborn. It is not meant to happen. My tenacity is all about my goals and not the way and method to reach it. It is not easy to abandon a main intent and to say right away yes, or no.
So thank you all who involved for your efforts and advice in highlighting my weakness.
I hope I do not have to turn my back on metal and will be able to build a good router for Al and other softer material.
Last edited by vargai; 07-01-2015 at 08:41 PM.
Hi, I said that I would not post again on this topic, but your final sentence sounds very sensible. G.
Don't be put off building a machine, maybe you should proceed and prove us all wrong :o)
everyone is just trying to help you get the best results.
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