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by Brian
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: nema 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: nema 23

Well inventables just released their nema 23 kit. I think I'm gonna grab one soon. Dont know when ill get around to the install as i just bought a k40 laser setup that's getting a mess of upgrades and i'm also working on a 7x14 mini lathe retro. My shop is like the island of misfit toys.
by Brian
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

edwardrford wrote:I have never been so envious of a Shapeoko mod before.

Seriously.

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I'll make you one in return for a shapeoko mechanical kit :-D
by Brian
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: nema 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: nema 23

My big concern is a nema 23 on the x axis and it sagging and putting extra strain on the v-wheels and such. I'm going to look around mcmaster for some heavier duty spacers to replace the standard ones. I just need a boost in power to help this bad boy power through alum.
by Brian
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: nema 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: nema 23

I'll prob leave the nema 17 on the z for now as I havent really seen any issues when plunging yet. Most of my steps lost are in the x axis as it doesn't have the benefit of 2 72oz steppers like the y does. I considered just switchig to nema 23 150oz stepper on the x to balance out the power between ...
by Brian
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: nema 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: nema 23

My first inclination would be to stiffen the machine. We've just had a lengthy discussion about difficulties cutting aluminum: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3021 I think that we need to reach some sort of community consensus on the best options to address: - unsecured X-axis rai...
by Brian
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: nema 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

nema 23

Does anyone use nema 23s on their stock size shapeoko? My 17s seems to be missing steps when cutting alum and its sorta driving me nuts. I've really slowed things down a and even ramped the the cuts but it still seems to cause issues. I'm really considering stepping up to some small nema 23s but tho...
by Brian
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

:-D Thats why this took so long to make, I pushed it off to the side until i found out how cheap i could get the materials. The only thing i don't like it that i cant really resurface it with the shapeoko. Id have to throw it on a surface grinder then use shims to flatten it on the shapeoko.
by Brian
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

For me its 12$ per sq ft as I buy it through my work. I cut it out of some scrap i had laying around. Usually you'd be looking at a lot more. Its 20"x20" roughly.
by Brian
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

gmfoster wrote:That is really nice...
Thanks
by Brian
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

I can also turn the plate upside down on a plate of alum(to pass the current through the plate) and use a probing code i found online and itll find the edge of an alum part automatically.