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Modding Project: DIY CNC - V3 Reinforced Z Axis

Discussion in 'Modding' started by lenne0815, 16 Dec 2009.

  1. JB S

    JB S What's a Dremel?

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    All I have available for testing is a 500W drill press with max RPM of 2800. But I get good results in aluminium and MDF is no problem. Having the right tool design was a bit tricky (for chips evacuation) but it can really make a difference.

    Anyways, thanks for your answer, I'll keep an eye on your posts to see your feeling about your new router motor.
     
  2. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    eugh 1mm are evil! cant wait to see how you get on with the suhner :)
     
  3. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    AHHH was i mistake, meant 8mm bits ;)
     
  4. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Makes more sense now why you would need the extra power :D
     
  5. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    What im reallt trying to do is 19mm Chipboard ( Vakuum clamped ) with a 12mm diamond bit in one go :D i hope that works out alright !
     
  6. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    Finally the aluminium Profiles arrived !

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    Put in another support at the bottom

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    Some more cutting

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    And after !

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    I didnt connect the profiles yet i just put them there ti figure out what ill need for connecting them

    Hmm, whats the best way to mount it ? :D

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    Cutting down the motor clamp a bit

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    and another toy arrived !

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  7. Yaka

    Yaka Modder

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    man im jealous, how much does it wigh btw and what did you lift it with?
     
  8. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    :) im not really sure, i think its around a ton, we have a huge Steel H beam with an old crane trolley connected to it, so we just lifted it and pulled the trailer away.
     
  9. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    Did some work over the past few days :)

    Bought some screws for the new machine bed and some parts for the suction

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    Connected the new long profiles to the supports underneath ( that took ages, had to drill 80 holes :D )

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    Put the stag back in place !

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    Drilled the profiles on the short side ot the table

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    Tapped all new profiles

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    Fastened them back in

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    Started to work on the new z axis

    Formatted the stepper holder ( was bend before :/ )

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    Routed out bits from the profile which will hold the stepper ( ull see why later )

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    Formatted the end where the holder will be screwed in to exactly 90 degrees

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    Started to drill new holes in the now formatted holder

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    And a first mock up to see if everything fits ( it did, quiet surprinsingly :D )

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    Tried to fit some Brakets in to give it additional support, didnt fit.

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    More routing :D

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    outcome:

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    Put ( almost ) everything together

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    And just because i wanted to have a look at it, put the spinlde motor in, man this is huge :D

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    Fitted a 220v air pressure switch for the cooling unit, there another 220v relais free on my breakout board, so why not use it :)

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    Thats it for now, i still got some parts to come it, so hopefully tomorrow ill be able to mount the portal back onto the table :)
     
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  10. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    nice progress, what will you be routing with this beast ?
     
  11. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    NAUTILUS MOLDS... atleast thats my plan ( im not gonna be the lenne that doesnt deliver ;) )

    And ill try to do more aluminium, now that theres no more wood i can finally cool the cutters with liquid.
     
  12. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    ohhhhhhh :D can't wait to see nautilus !!

    i thought you would use it for more things then modding since you have such a big workshop with such tools :eek:
     
  13. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    Yeah i do obviously use it for my business aswell but i dunno if thats interesting for anybody here :D before we moved it was running atleast 6hrs a day doing whiteboard or other vakuum molds etc etc etc, so that probably stays the same, but after the change to v3 ittl be much more efficient at that.
     
  14. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    I got it up and running again :D

    Joined the Portal back together

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    Mounted it onto the new table ( man this thing is heavy now.... )

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    Got some new cutters ( 12mm Carbide bits, this pic is especially funny if ure german and read the printed part :D )

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    Halfway through

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    Controller PC up and running again ( had some major problems with the breakout board, i ripped the usb port off when i disassembled the cnc and had to resolder some parts onto the pcb, luckily everything worked and i got it working again )

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    What a beautiful backside :D

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    This is a pic after i mounted everything, i routed a new PE plate to mount the suction and on the backside theres a reservoir now for the coolant.

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    Reservoir

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    In all its glory

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    Some clamps i hacked together ( its so much easier to clamp stuff with the profiles now... )

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    Wait, whats that on the monitor ???

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    I took some videos aswell but i still have to cut and upload them...
     
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  15. Yaka

    Yaka Modder

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    man i am jealous:waah:
     
  16. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Damn Lenne that's a beast! looks awesome though.. good work :D
     
  17. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Great job man! :thumb: It is really worth a while to go trough the whole worklog. It is very inspiring, full of handy info. Specially for me as I'm going to build my own this summer :dremel:
     
  18. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    THX Guys :)

    Go for it ! even though its really time consuming, the reward is awesome !
     
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  19. Thecyp31

    Thecyp31 Mini moddeur

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    whaou !!! it's fantastic un cnc home made !!! good job ! you are un big moddeur !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. kowboy

    kowboy What's a Dremel?

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    I just join this forum.. and this is the first "big" thread that i see... i'm truly amazed.... This is certainly one of the best (and coolest) projects I've ever seeing... Congratulations Sir!!!

    Diego

    PS: sorry for my bad english :p
     

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