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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    I agree about placing the bridge in the middle rather than at the top.

    Just needs to be higher than the max workpiece height (so about level with bottom of spindle when fully up).
  2. Re: Calculating max acceleration of z based on servo torque

    There are a number of servo sizing calculators available which will give you a good answer.

    Sigma have one.

    Kollmorgen....
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    Re: Motors for small production machine.

    5 thousand for machining?

    Surely these are actually simple parts to machine? Face rail mounting, drill and tap a few holes?

    How many hours / hourly rate?
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    Re: Motors for small production machine.

    I vaguely remember something about DYN4 being better in terms of input / control options and preferred?

    If cost is similar I would go for DYN4 and avoid DC
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    Re: Ram-type milling machine

    How high is your table?

    Why direct drive for servo.
    You can use a belt and have the servo out the way.
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    Re: Length of ball screws vs axis travel

    Any decent seller will machine to length.

    I wouldn't buy from a seller who won't machine to length as it means it is not their main business and they are probably just drop shipping.
  7. Re: Minimizing tearout on CNC router - wood types and other tips?

    Down cut spiral bit for a clean top surface.
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    Re: DIY Router Build

    I think about 3-4mm.

    I did read (after building my machine...) that you need 1/4" thick for self leveling. That's getting very thick. My experience does fit with thin pours not working well. I did...
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    Re: DIY Router Build

    Nice build.

    I used epoxy poured on steel tube for my gantry. I used West system with super slow hardener. I thought it was a good technique until I got better measuring tools. Then I found the...
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    Re: Motors for small production machine.

    Ball screw lead error can be compensated for by screw mapping. Which is done with glass scales.

    I agree that the first priority should be to eliminate mechanical error, including backlash.
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    Re: Motors for small production machine.

    Delta B3 series don't need a special cable - just mini USB.

    I have a Delta B3 750W servo I'm using as small lathe spindle. Very happy.

    Cost for a BE seemed to be similar to B2 on fastotobuy...
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    Re: Motors for small production machine.

    DMM or Delta AC servos.

    Do not waste time with poorly documented generic servo drives.

    Or steppers - easier.
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    Re: Max RPM 1605/10 Ball Screw

    Google nook ball screw critical speed calculator
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    2 ton is a next step up. I'm hoping to keep mine in the easier to handle range. Parts (base, columns) less than 500kg can be handled with an engine hoist or similar.

    Pipes etc in the casting do...
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    I know you've posted about grading / single aggregate before Peter. As a mug (untrained individual) I'm not sure what to believe.

    I see what you are saying about industry wanting different sizes...
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    I'm not convinced that a large solid is better.

    A diagonal grid can be achieved by using polystyrene foam inserts.

    A diagonal grid is a very stiff structure. What else would you propose?
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    Totally correct, I was coming back to edit the post to say "use material where it is needed"

    Solidworks
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    I understand all those principles.

    But if weight (and material volume cost) is any consideration (both are certainly important for the hobbyist) then a solid piece is not optimal.

    See attached...
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    "Nanodur Concrete E80 a class of its own
    The secret of this unique international development is the exchange of natural stone with the industrially enhanced aggregate durigid. It is submitted to...
  20. Re: Filling tubular steel with EG. Pros and Cons?

    Filling a steel tube does have benefits.

    There are a number of research papers as well as:
    https://durcrete.de/technical-data-nanodur/?lang=en...
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    Durcrete are using multiple size aggregates.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjEpMHwJ8Qs&feature=emb_logo
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    I'm interested in how you go with ALOX / CSA mix (need a catchy brand name to hide what it is - ausidur?)

    I wouldn't mind if it's more $/kg than epoxy granite. We should be looking at $/stiffness...
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    Re: Milli a new composite mill kit

    Why are the Y rails at the extremes?
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    Re: Non Machinist needs advice & help

    I don't see any attachment / photo on any of your posts.
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    Re: Non Machinist needs advice & help

    Photo or drawing of the finished part?

    Just cut outs of a stock aluminium box?

    Do you have other designs / parts to make?
  26. Re: Replacing steppers for more torque options / Advice wanted

    Servos:
    Why would you need to change the belt reduction to gear reduction?

    There are many more AC servos driven by 220v/230v than 110v
  27. Re: 1100 mill (Changing the arrow keys to move the table?)

    Pathpilot follows the convention of describing the tool movement relative to the workpiece.

    Cartesian axes (X Y Z) are the same as graphs. X is horizontal (left to right). X positive will move the...
  28. Re: Fixed Bridge Mill - Small footprint, High rigidity

    You don't need 2m for 1m of travel. It depends on your bearing spacing.

    You won't want the bearings right at the corners of a big table - that would result in the biggest unsupported span.

    A...
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    Re: Servos, Power and Programming

    I am not in the US but I believe McMaster Carr will not be a cheap exercise.

    Virtually everyone doing hobby machines buys from China.

    "BST Automation" on AliExpress (Google it) is reliable...
  30. Re: Moving Gantry column bearing spacing - open discussion

    Square rails (most) have equal load capacity in all directions.

    Unsupported round rails also do but are floppy floppy floppy

    Supported round rails do not have equal load ratings - depends on...
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