Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new table

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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by edwardrford » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:40 am

LTEPM wrote:...Z axis upgrade also?
Not really an upgrade, more like a prototype. It's a design I've been playing with for a few months now. I formed the edges around and put an extra set of spindle mount holes higher in the plate (between the v-wheels). This is the 3rd revision and the jury is still out on if it performs better than the standard carriage. I do like that it covers the springs though, for no other reason than aesthetics. Although you'll notice in the video I dont have my springs installed on my machine :-) Forgot to put them back on after I switched the carriage.

I have another rev of that carriage still in CAD that I haven't had made yet. We can start a new thread (so we dont hijack this one) and I'll report any progress accordingly. As of right now, really nothing to report.
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Post by veng1 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 pm

Please start a new thread.

I'd like to discuss a spring loaded solenoid that stays open from motor power but when the power drops out it clamps the belt and stops the Z carriage from dropping down. The reasoning being that I'd like substantially more Z travel and I don't see that as being doable with just springs. The other part, longer extrusions and a longer carriage plate with more V-wheels seems straight forward.

Of course, everything is straight forward if you don't have to do it yourself...

If you already have an approach for additional Z travel, I'm all ears.

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Post by Dave Durant » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:43 pm

edwardrford wrote:.... We should have them for sale next week.
Any update here?

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Post by jayftee » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:03 pm

edwardrford wrote: The table is serious and it's bad ass and it's heavy. 30+ pounds heavy. We should have them for sale next week. We only have a couple, once we run out, we'll order more. They have a fairly short lead time.
Any news on the availabilities?

I've been visiting the store every day, to no avail...
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Post by MikeD » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:44 pm

Put me on the waiting list for one of these. Depending on how long that is I may have made my own out of some 6061 plate.
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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by Hans » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:48 pm

Best to use mic-6 cast plate instead of 6061, it will be flatter and more stable. It is the most typical type of aluminum for tooling plates, and is similar in price to 6061 as well.
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Post by MikeD » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:30 pm

What are the dimensions and how thick is the stock waste board? and does anyone have the exact hole locations needed for mounting to the machine? I'm shopping aluminum now, might as well get this project going. I have a lot of brass parts that I want to cut and as some one mentioned before, the MDF is not very WD40 resistant.
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Post by WillAdams » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:50 pm

Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by human » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:39 pm

I would be interested in the aluminium table soon as well.

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Post by MikeD » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:56 pm

$400 is a pretty good deal for this part if you could buy them for that. I just had a water jet shop quote it for me in 6061 for $425. That means I'd still get to tap and counter sink any holes (120x 1/4-20 plus 14x 10mm counter bores). So, I'm ready to order one of these kits from Carbide 3D as soon as they are ready to sell it. Looking forward to it.....
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