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Renders of Gantry Design for CNC
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* February 10, 2012, 03:15:20 PM
Thanks to KMartin, Henry, Don for his tutorials and so many others I am now getting comfortable with this package. Attached are some renders of the CNC machining I am designing. It really helps being able to solid model, makes you think about how it will work and avoid obvious problems.

Now I just have to learn how to get that photo realistic quality in my renders!!

Regards
Mike

PS done with Turbocad Platinum Pro 15.2
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 03:22:52 PM by MikeyC38 »

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Michael Campbell
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* February 10, 2012, 05:08:05 PM
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I like photorealism as much as the next guy, but there's still a real skill and art in producing a clear and concise visualisation of something intended for production, and that's a great example.

Impressive, I like that a lot.

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February 11, 2012, 04:18:35 AM
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Great model and render Mikey.

Gaz

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February 11, 2012, 08:42:52 AM
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Nice model. I will make one suggestion to you. If this a machine you are going to build, I would go with the block style linear guides. They are a bit more ridgid.

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* February 11, 2012, 09:24:56 AM
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Nice model. I will make one suggestion to you. If this a machine you are going to build, I would go with the block style linear guides. They are a bit more ridgid.

What are "block style" linear guides?

Henry H

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* February 11, 2012, 10:23:44 AM
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Hi Henry

I think Kmartin is referring to profile linear rails (see examples here http://www.nookindustries.com/profilerail/ProfileRailHome.cfm). I have used SBR16UU linear bearings on 16mm supported round rails. The machine uses 16mm diameter, 5mm pitch ball screws and ball nuts of 1100mm X axis, 750mm Y axis and 300mm on the Z. 20mm diameter supported round rails with linear beariings (SBR20UU) are used on the X axis, with 16mm rails on the Y and Z.  Bought these from a guy in china off ebay for a fantastic price. I did everything in different colours so that I could check the assembly of all the items was correct. In reality everything is either chromed steel or smooth aluminium finish. Once I finished the design of the gantry (1 more revision to go!) then I will apply more realistic materials to the components. The project to design and build my own cnc machine is to help my brother manufacture his custom guitars. It has really forced to me learn how TurboCAD works especially in the 3D / Solid modelling aspects and one of my favourite features is "Assemble by Axis". The model is quite big now and on my AMD X2 4200 XP Sp3 2GB ram is it slow. When v19 Turbocad arrives welcome 64Bit working and proper multihreading - then I'll get that stoking Intel i7 box!

Regards
Mike
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 10:57:52 AM by MikeyC38 »

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* February 11, 2012, 10:29:50 AM
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Nice model. I will make one suggestion to you. If this a machine you are going to build, I would go with the block style linear guides. They are a bit more ridgid.

Hi Kmartin.
Is it Ken? Thanks for the help with the TurboCad CAM plugin late last year! Yes I agree that profiled linear rails are much better but sadly in the UK double/triple the price I paid for these  :(. I have done some rough calcs and the accuracy for wood / composite machining will be good - estimate at least 0.05mm and should be borderline ok for light (6060) aluminium work. Of course it all depends on how accurately I build and setup the machine!

Regards
Mike
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 10:58:35 AM by MikeyC38 »

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* February 11, 2012, 10:59:54 AM
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Hi Henry

I think Kmartin is referring to profile linear rails (see examples here http://www.nookindustries.com/profilerail/ProfileRailHome.cfm).

OK; thanks, Mike.

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February 11, 2012, 11:52:12 AM
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yes those are the style Iwas refering to. good luck with your build. have you checked out http://www.cnczone.com ?

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* February 11, 2012, 03:34:18 PM
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Thanks Kmartin - I'm a keen follower of the CNC Forum and the equivalent UK forum http://www.mycncuk.com/. It has been a 2yr journey to get this far. So much to know and learn before you even start to build! I'll post the renders of the final design here once I've finished the Gantry re-design. And then to build!  :)

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and appreciation

Regards
Mike

"...Measure twice cut once"
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 03:40:13 PM by MikeyC38 »

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February 12, 2012, 06:28:28 AM
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I had planned on building one at work, I bought 90% of the materials & parts I needed. The my manager had a change of heart & they purchased me a CNC router. It has paid for itself at least twice. I am trying to get a CNC mill now. Plus I have a lathe I broke the gear box in, & I am thinking of converting it over to CNC.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2012, 03:09:32 PM by kmartin »

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February 12, 2012, 06:33:02 AM
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Great looking model Mike.

I am curious as to the width of the gantry.


February 12, 2012, 02:48:15 PM
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Those look great Mike. Nice work.

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* February 13, 2012, 02:05:41 PM
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Great looking model Mike.

I am curious as to the width of the gantry.

Hi Don - Thanks to you and your great tutorials (workplanes and Airliner) I have been able to produce this model. The ganty width is 730mm approx. I have attached a dimensioned drawing of a previous iteration but it is not too far different

Regards
Mike

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