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Question: Is it possible to cut HIWIN rail to length with a hacksaw?

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t's actually pretty difficult to cut the HIWIN rail with a hacksaw since the rail is hardened. We use a cut off saw with an abrasive blade.

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  • Hi i'm looking to upgrade my rail system along my X-axis which is 10 ft. Im wondering what it takes or if it is even possible to join two HIWIN guidways together to make up the 10' run.

    Yes, we do that with our machines. You can use the rail blocks to serve as the alignment mechanism. If you have a slight misalignment, the block will not pass that joint. Make sure you use the same rail from the same supplier.

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    Hi i'm looking to upgrade my rail system along my X-axis which is 10 ft. Im wondering what it takes or if it is even possible to join two HIWIN guidways together to make up the 10' run.

  • IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

    Mounting the extruder to the whiteAnt can be done a couple of ways. One is to take the 4 mounting holes located at the lower portion of the z-axis rail support and use long screws protruding out. Take a thinner material and drill the four holes matching the locations of the 4 screws and screw on nuts to hold it in place. The other option would be to use the metal bracket and fasten to the edge of the rail support.

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    IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

  • how do I order multiple lengths of HIWIN guide rail with blocks?

    Select the desired rail here:
    https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/mechanical-rails-HIWIN-Linear

    On the product page, enter the total "cut to order" length (in inches). Then call us to specify the cut lengths. Remember that our maximum length is 2000mm or 78.74 inches.

    Our phone number is located at the top right of each web page by hovering over the "Need Help?".

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    how do I order multiple lengths of HIWIN guide rail with blocks?

  • Will it be possible to only buy the CNC plans, I live in South Africa and shipping is very expensive...

    The files and hardware option for our machines has been removed from the site due to the following reasons:
    Difficulty for the end use of the files and the challenges (and time/money) on our side to assist in using these files.
    The abuse of these files over the internet.
    Ultimately may reduce the sales of machines keeping us in business.
    Sadly, this is what has come out of our company attempting to be open; however, the machines sold on this site is still far lower in price than the competition for the quality that we provide as we have a great desire to engender the cottage industry to fulfill their need for low end manufacturing. My sincere apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

    Additional Information:
    NO, is not possible, I can help with the shipping cost

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    Will it be possible to only buy the CNC plans, I live in South Africa and shipping is very expensive...

  • Is it possible to manage USB Controller (Breakout) from my own (custom) Windows application? Is there a driver API or smth for that?

    We could not guarantee, nor say, whether or not your current software would be able to utilize the USB breakout board. Our USB breakout board is designed for use with Planet CNC software found here, http://www.planet-cnc.com/index.php?page=software

    As far as we know, this is the only CNC Controller software that operates on a USB breakout controller.

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    Is it possible to manage USB Controller (Breakout) from my own (custom) Windows application? Is there a driver API or smth for that?

  • In the 3 Axis Electronics Combo, what is the AC input of the power supply (110v or 220v??). is it possible to specify a certain voltage when ordering?

    In our 3-Axis electronics kit, the power supply's provided are capable of both 110V-220V. You have the capability to switch between both in case you might decide to run 220v in the near future or will relocate where 110v is being used.

    Additional Information:
    Connect spindle to the board

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    In the 3 Axis Electronics Combo, what is the AC input of the power supply (110v or 220v??). is it possible to specify a certain voltage when ordering?

  • Do you sell the HIWIN rail sections without guide blocks?

    Yes, we sell rails with HIWIN specification. Our HIWIn spec rails are interchangeable with HIWIN brand rails.

    Here is the link for our per inch product page.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/mechanical-rails-HIWIN-Linear-20mm-Guide-Rail

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    Do you sell the HIWIN rail sections without guide blocks?

  • When will the 2000 mm HIWIN Spec Linear Guide rail be available?

    That is difficult to tell at this time. Right when we get them in, they go fast. These items come from China and the units are shipped in via freight on ship, so there are many factors on the delivery such as weather.

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    When will the 2000 mm HIWIN Spec Linear Guide rail be available?

  • DO YOU HAVE CAD AVAILABLE FOR THE HIWIN GUIDE BLOCKS SELL AND RAIL?

    We don't have cad models of the HIWIN blocks, but you can find the models on McMaster.com. They have can drawings and models for most of these types of parts.

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    DO YOU HAVE CAD AVAILABLE FOR THE HIWIN GUIDE BLOCKS SELL AND RAIL?

  • DO YOU HAVE CAD AVAILABLE FOR THE HIWIN GUIDE BLOCKS SELL AND RAIL?

    We don't have cad models of the HIWIN blocks, but you can find the models on McMaster.com. They have can drawings and models for most of these types of parts.

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    DO YOU HAVE CAD AVAILABLE FOR THE HIWIN GUIDE BLOCKS SELL AND RAIL?

  • do you have CAD available for the hiwin guide blocks you sell and the rail?

    We don't have cad models of the HIWIN blocks, but you can find the models on McMaster.com. They have can drawings and models for most of these types of parts.

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    do you have CAD available for the hiwin guide blocks you sell and the rail?

  • HOW COMPLEX IS YOUR KIT TO ASSEMBLE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - HARD IT SETUP CONTROL THE LASER WITH MACH3?

    The blackTooth Laser cutter and Engraver can be built in a weekend. Take a look at the build instructions and try to determine if you feel you have sufficient capability to put together the laser system.

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    HOW COMPLEX IS YOUR KIT TO ASSEMBLE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - HARD IT SETUP CONTROL THE LASER WITH MACH3?

  • Would it be possible to buy the blackToe, and the 4th Axis, then build your own Tslot table to attach both items to? Would a setup like this be possible?

    Buying both the blackToe and the 4th axis is an available option, but take into account the clearance available on the gantry. The best option for the table will be a adjustable mid-section table. That will be able to lower when the 4th axis is going to be used. Or have a elongated table that has a portion for the basic CNC, then a section for the 4th axis.

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    Would it be possible to buy the blackToe, and the 4th Axis, then build your own Tslot table to attach both items to? Would a setup like this be possible?

  • HIWIN Rail out of stock

    It is out of stock at this time (12/14/2018). We are awaiting shipment.

    Additional Information:
    The rail is now back in stock.

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    HIWIN Rail out of stock

  • wHAT IS THE SMALLEST LENGTH SHAFT I CAN USE FOR YOUR #25 DRIVE SPROCET?

    The hub length of the drive sprocket and the other mechanical devise that is used to connect on the shaft will determine the length of the shaft needed for use with the drive sprocket.

    The hub lengths for our drive sprockets are 1/2". So if you are connecting the drive sprocket to a motor, your motor shaft will need to be at least 1/2" in length.

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    wHAT IS THE SMALLEST LENGTH SHAFT I CAN USE FOR YOUR #25 DRIVE SPROCET?

  • IS IT DANGEROUS TO USE YOUR CELL PHONE AT A GAS STATION?

    I can't think of any reason that it would be dangerous. However, I checked with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. The Chairman of the Association sent the following memo on 18 June 1999, to the Associations' Board of Directors and others:
    "You may have received inquiries about wireless phones causing fires or explosions at gas stations. In particular, you may have been asked about an alleged explosion at a gas station in Indonesia. We have been unable to verify any such occurrence in Indonesia or anywhere else. Moreover, in our discussions with Shell Oil they have stated they have attempted to verify these reports and also have not been able to document any such occurrence."
    Nonetheless, in an abundance of caution, some manufacturers have included language in the owner's manuals for their products that recommends wireless phone users turn off their phones while at refueling points (gas stations). In addition, we have received information that Exxon will begin issuing warning signs at all domestic gas stations advising drivers to turn off all wireless communications devices when entering Exxon gas stations.

    While wireless phone owners should always consult their owner's manual for information on the use of the phone, we are not aware of any incident that would justify these concerns."

    Gen Roessler, Editor
    HPS website

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    IS IT DANGEROUS TO USE YOUR CELL PHONE AT A GAS STATION?

  • WHAT IS LASER AND LENS FOCAL LENGTH?

    The lens is 20mm wide and a 50.6mm focal length (the one included). This lens will stand up to at least 30PSI air assist.

    The mirrors are 25mm wide mirrors.

    Focal length is the distance from the lens to the material for the laser converge into the best focal point. If a lens is listed as 2". You measure 2" from the lens to the material, this will be the tightest point the laser can go before it starts to re-expand again losing focus.

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    WHAT IS LASER AND LENS FOCAL LENGTH?

  • WHAT LENGTH OF CABLE DO I NEED FOR A BLAKCFOOT

    The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

    The X axis needs 15 feet
    The Y axis needs 17 feet
    and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

    These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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    WHAT LENGTH OF CABLE DO I NEED FOR A BLAKCFOOT

  • So does it come with. A control box and router
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