### Question #: 631

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CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT
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**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 CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE**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.**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE**HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

Z - 11**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?**WHAT ARE THE CABLE LENGTHS FOR BLACKTOE**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

Z - 11**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT ARE THE CABLE LENGTHS FOR BLACKTOE**WHAT ARE THE CABLE LENGTHS FOR BLACKTOE**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

Z - 11**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT ARE THE CABLE LENGTHS FOR BLACKTOE**WHAT CABLE LENGTHS ARE USED FOR THE BLACKTOE**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

Z - 11**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT CABLE LENGTHS ARE USED FOR THE BLACKTOE**WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKTOE**The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

Total 30 feet

X - 9

Y - 10

Z - 11**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT CABLE LENGTHS SHOULD USE FOR THE BLACKTOE**MOTOR CABLE FOR BLACKFOOT**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.**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

MOTOR CABLE FOR BLACKFOOT**HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE DO I NEED FOR A BLACKFOOT**

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.**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE DO I NEED FOR A BLACKFOOT**WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR BLACKFOOT**You can expect a one week lead time for our machines.

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WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR BLACKFOOT**WHAT ARE THE ROLLER CHAIN LENGTHS FOR GREENBULL 4X**The roller chain lengths for the greenBull 4x is:

- 13 feet for each side of the X axis (total of 26 feet), and

- 6 feet for the Y-axis**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT ARE THE ROLLER CHAIN LENGTHS FOR GREENBULL 4X**BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE FOR SPINDLE**The Black foot requires 38 feet of 1/4 Inside Diameter and 3/8 Outside Diameter silicon tube for the spindle.

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BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE FOR SPINDLE**MOTOR 4 CONDUCTOR CABLES FOR BLACKFOOT**

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.**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

MOTOR 4 CONDUCTOR CABLES FOR BLACKFOOT**WHAT LENGTHS OF ROLLER CHAIN DO I USE FOR THE GREENBULL 4X CNC?**The roller chain lengths for the greenBull 4x is:

- 13 feet for each side of the X axis (total of 26 feet), and

- 6 feet for the Y-axis**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHAT LENGTHS OF ROLLER CHAIN DO I USE FOR THE GREENBULL 4X CNC?**WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?**The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

Previous Solution:

The greenBull machine has a sturdier gantry than the blackFoot, so you can be more agressive with the cutting feedrate (cutting speed). The blackFoot is also a good machine, but it all comes down to the speed at which you want to produce the fabrication

The spindle is also highly recommended for it's quietness and easier cleanup (no fan blowing the dust in the air)**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?**SHOULD I SELECT THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE?**The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

Previous Solution:

The greenBull machine has a sturdier gantry than the blackFoot, so you can be more agressive with the cutting feedrate (cutting speed). The blackFoot is also a good machine, but it all comes down to the speed at which you want to produce the fabrication

The spindle is also highly recommended for it's quietness and easier cleanup (no fan blowing the dust in the air)**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

SHOULD I SELECT THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE?**ROLLER CHAIN LENGTHS FOR GREENBULL 4X**The roller chain lengths for the greenBull 4x is:

- 13 feet for each side of the X axis (total of 26 feet), and

- 6 feet for the Y-axis**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

ROLLER CHAIN LENGTHS FOR GREENBULL 4X**HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE SHOULD PURCHASE FOR THE BLUECHICK**The recommended total length of motor cable should be 15 feet for the blueChick v4.2

Z - 6 feet

Y - 5 feet

X- 4 feet

20 AWG 4 conductor

If your drivers will be positioned farther from the machine, you may need longer cable.**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE SHOULD PURCHASE FOR THE BLUECHICK**CONVERT BLACKFOOT 3D PRINTER**To convert our CNC machine into a 3D printer, an extruder would need to be attached to the z-axis. The extruder could be added next to the spindle, or the spindle can be removed and the extruder replace the spindle.

The former would be an interesting combination where you would be able to extrude plastic and then run the spindle afterwards to do some finishing passes; however, the weight of the spindle would reduce the performance. Without the spindle, the z-axis will move with reduced inertia.

The electronics would be mostly the same with the addition of an extruder controller and a main controller board to control the existing drivers.

You can find all of the 3D printer parts here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/3DPrinterComponents.aspx

If you need help with fashioning a mount for the FDM extruder, please let us know.

User response:

Yes what type of mount would I need for the FDM extruder ? Thanks Gary

User response:

Could you be a little more specific on what type of main board I'll need to purchase the board I'm using now for my router is a serial port interface purchased from you. Thanks Gary

BYCNC response:

The 3d printing board we sell works with an Arduino Mega 2560. We sell the Arduino here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/3D-Printer-Component-electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-arduino-mega-2560-FDMElectronics

and the board here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/3D-Printer-Component-electronicsAndMotors-3d-printer-mainboard-FDMElectronics-3dprintermainboard

We sell the extruder itself here:

https://buildyourcnc.com/item/3D-Printer-Component-extruder

You can manufacture the mount yourself using the BlackFoot, or you can contact us directly with your requirements and we would be happy to prepare a custom quote.**Click the link to add information to this solution:**

CONVERT BLACKFOOT 3D PRINTER**BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE**The Blackfoot requires 38 feet of 1/4 Inside Diameter and 3/8 Outside Diameter silicon tube for the spindle.

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BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE