Non-conductive Z probe

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Fablicator
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Non-conductive Z probe

Post by Fablicator » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:41 pm

I'm just finishing up a Z probe which mounts in the spindle, which doesn't require a conductive surface to operate.

It's not for detailed probing, but for leveling large flat non-conductive work pieces for engraving and v-carving. I think the max it will currently work with is up to 6deg off of horizontal.

What diameter would you like to see the spindle mount be?

1/4" or 1/8"?

I intend to offer both, but I suspect one will be significantly more in demand.

woodworkerbob
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Re: Non-conductive Z probe

Post by woodworkerbob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:54 pm

Fablicator wrote: What diameter would you like to see the spindle mount be?

1/4" or 1/8"?

I intend to offer both, but I suspect one will be significantly more in demand.
Right now I'm a 1/4" fan and interested in your probe.

Bob
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heathenx
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Re: Non-conductive Z probe

Post by heathenx » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:28 am

Yeah, I'm kind of interested too. 1/8 or 1/4 would be fine. I do tons if engraving work on aluminum. I sometimes run my dial indicator across my cutting surface to make sure it's flat within a few thousandths first. Always wondered about other probes other than my conductive one.
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