Fixture plate

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Re: Fixture plate

Post by MeanderBolt » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:23 pm

Please forgive the question, but what does a massive hunk of aluminum like that cost? That is SO cool.
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by Brian » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:19 am

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.
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by WillAdams » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:51 am

At www.onlinemetals.com a 24" x 24" piece is ~$150
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by Brian » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:09 pm

:-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.
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by Brian » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:28 pm

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
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by scott216 » Tue May 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Brian wrote:I also added a touch plate for easy z setting.
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Where did you get the touch plate?
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by dataway » Tue May 06, 2014 8:17 pm

That is an awesome setup....where did you acquire that Touch Plate? ...I wonder if I could integrate that into the tinyG controller...
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by Brian » Thu May 08, 2014 11:17 pm

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Re: Fixture plate

Post by scott216 » Tue May 13, 2014 6:27 pm

I just got the same touch plate and I'm kind of disappointed. I assumed it was spring loaded.
Is this any better then using a small chunk of metal with a wire attached? Or even a small copper clad PCB board? IMO - not worth $25 to me.
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Re: Fixture plate

Post by McOtis » Tue May 13, 2014 7:47 pm

I have been using the exact same cutout tool for a few months now.
The bottom of the spindle does get hot during extended usage but so far no problems.
I'm not sure if the heat is simply from the motor, bearing, or the cutting bits themselves.

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