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Re: [multimachine] Are there any stories and videos of multimachines running?

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  • Kobus Van der Walt
    Or just do what Pat said. Use gravity, available in abundance and free. And in any bearing nut there have to be play- otherwise it cant work.
    Message 1 of 14 , Jul 2, 2013
      Or just do what Pat said. Use gravity, available in abundance and free. And in any bearing nut there have to be play- otherwise it cant work.

      On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Kobus Van der Walt <kvdwalt@...> wrote:
      hi a friend of mine and member of www.house4hack.co.za use a masonry drill bit for lead screw- 200 step stepper motor- in 3D printing. Over here we buy it for $15. I know this has been mentioned before. 

      The nut is made from PLA or ABS plastic. And since it is his Z axis(the one that go up and down?) he use gravity for anti backlash. But i moved the axis - there is very little play on. He senses his printing bed and do levelling with software- so his Z axis move up and down all the time. And in 3D printing the tolerances are very fine as well. So maybe gravity can also be used in machine design for this "problem"? 


      On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Steve Wan <stewan@...> wrote:

      Hi Guys

      Here's the video of a DIY lathe, not sure the base contains any filled
      cement or at the headstock. Very impressive and easy to build.


      Steve Wan

      On 7/2/13, David G. LeVine <dlevine@...> wrote:
      > On 07/01/2013 11:49 AM, Pat Delany wrote:
      >> IMPORTANT (maybe!) last night it occurred to me that the answer was
      >> staring me in the face. A wooden (or plastic) block like that used on
      >> the thread follower could also be used on the cross slide instead of
      >> the commonly used nut. A wooden block could average out the crossfeed
      >> thread imperfections and it could remove most (or all) backlash. This
      >> would seem pretty cool since I have never seen a cross slide without
      >> considerable backlash.
      > Actually, having seen CNC lathes before with ball screws, I have seen a
      > few with under 0.0005" (yes 1/2 of a thousandth) backlash. It can be
      > done, often is has been done but manually operated lathes where the
      > cutting is only in one direction tend to be less needful of that
      > embellishment.
      > And many inaccurate lathes are both very precise and very repeatable,
      > resulting in quite good work. A lathe with a straight bed and
      > repeatable positioning can do incredible work with the right operator.
      > Dave 8{)
      > --
      > "A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the
      > advice."
      > Bill Cosby
      > ------------------------------------

      > -------------
      > We have a sister site for files and pictures dedicated to concrete machine
      > framed machine tools. You will find a great deal of information about
      > concrete based machines and the inventor of the concrete frame lathe, Lucian
      > Ingraham Yeomans. Go to
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Multimachine-Concrete-Machine-Tools/
      > Also visit the Joseph V. Romig group for even more concrete tool
      > construction, shop notes, stories, and wisdom from the early 20th Century.
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/romig_designs/
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