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    Motion control

    1st post so please forgive me. I have a concept for a cnc machine (could be a router 3d printer ECT) it would have the xy plane move up and down together to form the z axis. Similar to a core xy machine without the belt system. I'm sure this has been done before but I can not get the terminology right to find information. Thank you for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piecedtogether View Post
    1st post so please forgive me. I have a concept for a cnc machine (could be a router 3d printer ECT) it would have the xy plane move up and down together to form the z axis. Similar to a core xy machine without the belt system. I'm sure this has been done before but I can not get the terminology right to find information. Thank you for your time.
    Does anyone have suggestions on what this type of configuration would be called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by machinehop5 View Post
    Thank you for your response. Those are some interesting designs but mine would be a cartesian machine. I'm probably not doing a very good job of describing the concept. The XY plane moves up and down together to form the Z axis. Probably would have 4 corner posts to travel vertically.

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    Re: Motion control

    Hi Pieced - Its called a lifting gantry machine. Does not need 4 posts can move up and down on two columns. Very large mills (the size of a small house say) do this some have moving Z and lifting Z as well. The Milli thread describes the design of a lifting gantry machine... there are a couple of threads on this type of machine.

    https://www.cnczone.com/forums/verti...14840-cnc.html

    https://www.yogiemachinery.com/news/...-10660851.html

    cheers Peter

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