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Question: New here, what is the best 3 axis kit for a Sherline 5400? Higher torque and quietness is my goal. Thanks

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The required motors are the 425 oz-in stepping motors, would be the required motors to run the machine efficiently.

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  • What steppers are required for the X, Y, and Z axis of the scratch build kit? Do they all need to be the same rating?

    The required motors are the 425 oz-in stepping motors, would be the required motors to run the machine efficiently.

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    What steppers are required for the X, Y, and Z axis of the scratch build kit? Do they all need to be the same rating?

  • Hi I have a Proxxon MF70, I want to add 3axis stepper with controller and software by USB. Can you suggest a kit for me? Thanks.

    To implement a electronics combo to run you Proxxon MF70, you will need to find the correct drive components (ACME screw, linear rail, etc) and look into any specific modifications needed to your rig.
    I would recommend the USB 3 Axis Large Motors Electronics w/ USB Interface Board.
    Since the machine is metal, our larger motors would be highly recommended.

    We have not done this conversion, through research is recommended.

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    Hi I have a Proxxon MF70, I want to add 3axis stepper with controller and software by USB. Can you suggest a kit for me? Thanks.

  • Hi Patrick What is the name of that organization for CNC enthusiast in Houston and Katy TX and phone number please. Thanks

    The CNC group is a splinter group of the Woodworker's Club of Houston" and can be found at this website: http://wwch.org

    You can contact them via their contact us page here: http://wwch.org/ClubBus/ContactUs.htm

    They have regular meetings at the location specified on their homepage. You can also go there and talk to some of the CNC group's members.

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    Hi Patrick What is the name of that organization for CNC enthusiast in Houston and Katy TX and phone number please. Thanks

  • how much will it cost to post the greenbull 6X to New Zealand? my post code is 0930 if that is needed. Thanks!

    You can use our shopping cart to determine the shipping. Add the machine and the parts you want to purchase, enter your shipping address and click on the Calculate Shipping Button to get a price for shipping. The shipping charges are determined directly from the carriers at the time of pressing that button.

    Additional Information:

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    how much will it cost to post the greenbull 6X to New Zealand? my post code is 0930 if that is needed. Thanks!

  • I'm building my own machine using your motors and drivers. What is the best dip switch settings for the 3.0 amp drivers powering the 425 oz motors

    The settings that you will use for your 3.0 amp driver to properly power and turn your 425 oz-in stepper motor will cheifly depend on your application and the mechanical parts you are using on your machine. In all circumstances, the amp setting for the stepper motor (according to the datasheet) should be 2.8 amps. Use the closest setting on the driver without going over.

    Here is a good rule of thumb for the microstepping which will correspond to the resolution, but wil also affect torque. You always want to try to achieve the best torque and resolution for the axis you are moving but go with the lowest microstepping possible. In cases where there is mechanical advantage, like a lead screw scenario, where for each motor revolution, the axis move a very small amount, you will want a very low microstep value. This is because the mechanical configuration will provide most of the finer resolution and you will not need the microstepping to assist in this. Increase the microstepping only in conditions where the axis is not moving smooth enough, or where there is a mechanical disadvantage. A mechanical disadvantage would be where the stepper motor is causing a great amount of movement in the axis and the resolutions suffers from this condition. Increase the microstep value up to your desired resolution, but don't go over since the torque of the motor will decrease.

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    I'm building my own machine using your motors and drivers. What is the best dip switch settings for the 3.0 amp drivers powering the 425 oz motors

  • I have your Nema 24 electronics kit and am having problems with the Z axis dropping over time. I am using a PC 8902 motor. Any ideas on what the problem is? What should be the motor tuning values in Mach3? Thanks

    Make sure all your bolts/screws are tighten correctly and if using a lead screw make sure your anti-backlash nut is not offset. Now a default setting will be 10101100 for your driver dip switch settings and in motor tuning (mach3) 1600 steps per, 400.02 velocity, 4 in acceleration. now the acceleration and velocity can be adjusted to move your machine faster, but if set to high they could stall. Make sure you have the correct wiring from your motor to your driver (https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/PN.SM60HT86-2008BF-U%20(inhouse%20PN.60BYGH303-13)%20(1).pdf).

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    I have your Nema 24 electronics kit and am having problems with the Z axis dropping over time. I am using a PC 8902 motor. Any ideas on what the problem is? What should be the motor tuning values in Mach3? Thanks

  • What brand is the 2.2 kW spindle? Same for the VFD. Thanks.

    Spindles are generally covered up to 1 year after date of purchase. We do not repair them in house, but we do work with our manufacturer to replace defective units. Generally if you have a defective unit covered under warranty, we will issue a replacement.

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    What brand is the 2.2 kW spindle? Same for the VFD. Thanks.

  • For cutting with the BlackTooth, what is the best type of clear plastic/acrylic to use, and can you recommend a source?

    The blackTooth will cut acrylic very easily. The type of acrylic (cast or extruded) is not important since the acrylic itself has 100% absorption with CO2 lasers. Any plastic retailer, even the home improvements stores will have sheets of acrylic.

    Avoid using plastics that will off-gas toxic and corrosive fumes. One example is PVC which is Polyvinyl Chloride. The burning of that material will exhaust chloride into the air and combine with the hydrogen in the air causing a chemical reaction yielding hydrochloric acid which is corrosive and highly toxic to humans.

    Always read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for any material that you intend to burn with the CO2 laser.

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    For cutting with the BlackTooth, what is the best type of clear plastic/acrylic to use, and can you recommend a source?

  • What is the best way to determine speeds and feeds for machine and bit longevity?

    The speeds and feeds are generally based on the amount of flutes that are being used per pass and how hot the end mill is getting when milling.  You want to use as much of the flutes as possible on single cuts.  Make the deepest cuts you can to increase the life of the tool.  For instance, if a tool that is 1 inch in cut length and the depth per pass is 1/4", then only that 1/4" is being used for the cutting.  The 1/4" tip of that tool will wear faster.  
    Make sure the feedrate is as fast as possible without a cost to the edge finish.  This will keep the end mill cool since there will be minimal friction as you are always cutting into fresh cooler material.  
    Use the end mill manufacturer's chip load for the tool to determine the starting feed rate.

    Feedrate (IPM - Inches/Min) = Spindle RPM x # of Flutes x Chip Load
    See each end mill for the chip load value.

    If your machine cannot achieve these feed rates, reduce the spindle RPM using this formula:
    Speed (RPM) = Feed Rate (IPM) / (# of Flutes x Chip Load)

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    What is the best way to determine speeds and feeds for machine and bit longevity?

  • hi, what about, if I buy from you some elecronic parts like (3 Axis Electronics Combo) and I use them here in france , where the electric voltage is 220V 50Hertz ? thats gonna works? thanks

    Our electronics contains a switchable power supply that allows you to switch the input mains voltage between 115 volts (110/120) and 230 volts (220/240). the hertx range is not specified, but there are capacitors to smooth out standard frequencies to enable DC output.

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    hi, what about, if I buy from you some elecronic parts like (3 Axis Electronics Combo) and I use them here in france , where the electric voltage is 220V 50Hertz ? thats gonna works? thanks

  • Hi, I need the lead screw and bearings for x/y/z axis of the CNC. What is the length of "1/2" Lead Screw per inch (Steel)"?

    Depending on the size of your CNC machine, it will vary the length required for your application.
    Please verify the CNC machine, and we can go into detail on the specific lengths or methods for the linear guide mechanics.

    We sell our ACME Screw (1/2" per inch), also our longest length of ACME Screw is 76-3/4".

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    Hi, I need the lead screw and bearings for x/y/z axis of the CNC. What is the length of "1/2" Lead Screw per inch (Steel)"?

  • I was looking for a MYJG80W power supply but I see you may not have the 220 volt version. Do you have these as yet and if not what can you advise on availability or where I may find one...Thanks

    Thanks for your interest in the 80 Watt Laser Tube Power Supply. We will start offering the 220 Volt version of these power supplies on September 23rd.

    Additional Information:

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    I was looking for a MYJG80W power supply but I see you may not have the 220 volt version. Do you have these as yet and if not what can you advise on availability or where I may find one...Thanks

  • What do I do if I didnt recieve the y-axis rails, z-axis rails, or the roller chain for my bluechick (rollerchain)?

    Please contact us at customerservice@buildyourcnc.com so we can get the customer order # and customer info so we can send the replacements right away!!

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    What do I do if I didnt recieve the y-axis rails, z-axis rails, or the roller chain for my bluechick (rollerchain)?

  • im from mexico, and i want to know if you could send something here, and what is the type of currency?

    Yes, we can send to international countries. Our currency is in USD (US Dollars). In the cart, you will find the shipping carriers and methods possible to ship to your country when you click on the "Calculate Shipping" button.

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    im from mexico, and i want to know if you could send something here, and what is the type of currency?

  • What happened to the blue chick v3.0? I have one and I need a Z-Axis Mount for the dewalt dnp 611 router. The colt is nolonger supported by Precise bits.

    We can provide a mount for any size router or spindle that you need. Just give us a call.

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    What happened to the blue chick v3.0? I have one and I need a Z-Axis Mount for the dewalt dnp 611 router. The colt is nolonger supported by Precise bits.

  • please send wiring diagram for the 1500kw spindle and inverter combo. i need to see what additional things need be purchased. thanks.

    Please refer to the Spindle wiring diagram found on the product page for the 2.2KW spindle. The wiring diagram will be the same for the 1.5kW Spindle. The only difference will depend on if you are using 110v or 220v power, as setting PD008 asks you to specify the max voltage.

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    please send wiring diagram for the 1500kw spindle and inverter combo. i need to see what additional things need be purchased. thanks.

  • Is a cahin driven y axis that is six feet feesable? What is the best setup other than ballscrew?

    The main reason why we chose a chain driven CNC machine is to keep cost down, and works perfectly! It is also pretty simple to setup, so in your application it is feesable!
    We currently have our largest CNC machine (greeBull 6X) which runs roller chain for both the X-axis(12Ft.) and Y-axis(6Ft.).

    In longer lengths the Lead Screw, and Ball Screw will be hard to get in those lengths without any bends or having it perfectly straight at a low cost, and maybe be harder to accomplish.
    Most larger CNC machines, will have to use rack and pinion for the larger lengths, which will have a more complex assembly.
    Both the ball screw and rack and pinion will both run (mostly) on aluminum machines.

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    Is a cahin driven y axis that is six feet feesable? What is the best setup other than ballscrew?

  • I bought your 3 axis combo and need to know what name brand is the motors and their ounces and the drivers

    Surely you know the brand motors you sold me?

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    I bought your 3 axis combo and need to know what name brand is the motors and their ounces and the drivers

  • MY QUESTION THAT KNOW CANCER CAN BE CAUSED WHEN OUR BODY EXPOSED TO DOSES OF 50 CGY OR HIGHER. WHAT DOES STAND FOR? DO EMIT?

    The term cGy (centigray) is a unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation such as x rays or gamma rays. Cell phones do not emit ionizing radiation. They emit nonionizing radiation, namely radiofrequency (RF) energy. Absorption of nonionizing radiation in the body is measured in terms of the specific absorption rate (SAR) in units of watts per kilogram. Both ionizing and nonionizing radiation are forms of electromagnetic energy. The difference is that ionizing radiation has sufficient energy per photon to cause ionization of molecules. Nonionizing radiation does not. It is the ionizing effect of ionizing radiation that has been linked to increased risk of cancer. For more information on cell phones and health check out a Medical College of Wisconsin website. For more information on ionizing versus nonionizing radiation check out a University of Michigan website. Gary Zeman, ScD, CHP Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    MY QUESTION THAT KNOW CANCER CAN BE CAUSED WHEN OUR BODY EXPOSED TO DOSES OF 50 CGY OR HIGHER. WHAT DOES STAND FOR? DO EMIT?

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