Definitely A...my axis (I call it Y axis) is 850mm wide and I use a 1610 ballscrew.Neil...
i will take the steel frame route.
there is a useful post where i've seen nice frames from Dean and Boyan... i've made a mix :-)
I've seen a post where Dean suggest 2 fixed ends for the ball screw
"To give you an idea I recently built a Slaved axis 4x4 router with 20mm Dia 10mm pitch screws 1700mm length Fixed/Fixed ends with 2 x 3.1Nm steppers"..
the 2 beams supporting the rails can be slightly not parralels so an adjustment for fixed ends must be adjustable.
if you have made something like this i'm really interested.. thanks
Last edited by pierantoine; 08-03-2016 at 12:18 AM.
Thanks to every one after many hours of reading here is what I will make.
Here is the final version before starting the build and ordering the parts...
the green frame could be made on a bench before the red / yellow...
adjustable mounting of the ends...
the green plate is 15mm ground plate maybe. i'have found 20mm but is not ground...
between collet and frame (without bed)
218mm Z up an 68 mm Z Down.
For the plates 40, 50, 51 supporting the carriage would it be better to have 20mm not ground or 15mm ground ?
Do you have any comments before I start the build ?
Last edited by pierantoine; 16-05-2016 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Any comments before starting the build ?
Orange plate not needed, punch down from plate 51 to the nut (see pic example).
Or, if you really want to create a box, punch down from plate 51 to plate XX but make orange plate an X shape, locate nut in the center of the X (less material than current orange plate).
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At this length 20mm is better suited and to improve things more go with 20mm pitch and use 2:1 ratio on the pulleys. Also have Fixed bearings at both ends.
This gives the advantage of lower screw speed and higher torque. The Fixed bearings make everything that little bit stiffer.
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Hello Dean ! thanks for your answer, yes both fixed and 2:1 with htd5 15mm was planned with ali pulleys 2 grubscrews and i've seen that you also advises that using Angular Contact Bearing from Fred worth the price so i'll do like that..
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This is my first router it will be used for multicut materials (aluminium, wood, polycarbonate, etc...) and i'm looking for the best resolution before speed, but on the other end i understand that for some materials.. a fast feedrate could be need, so maybe an rm2010 could be an intermediate solution...
1 - we always see Z axis with rm1605, i assume with 1:1 or another ratio ?
2 - For my long axis to get a 1400mm travel i could use a 1550mm rm2010 with an 1:1 ratio but will it work correctly ? (whipping...)
if it wont work wich length would you use maximum ?
3 - If using RM2020 for cutting aluminium do you think i can have a good resolution with a pulley change to something like 4:1
Many thanks for your help..
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