Difference between revisions of "Gantry CNC"

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|subcat=CNC <!-- Sub-category if one exists. Please check main listing to see other categories contained within the main one -->
 
|subcat=CNC <!-- Sub-category if one exists. Please check main listing to see other categories contained within the main one -->
 
|status=Under construction
 
|status=Under construction
|consumables=Router / Milling Cutters<!-- Any items used up in normal operation, such as; ink, paper, saw-blades, cutting disks, oil, etc.. -->
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|consumables=Router / Milling Cutters, material to cut<!-- Any items used up in normal operation, such as; ink, paper, saw-blades, cutting disks, oil, etc.. -->
 
|accessories=NA <!-- Any items associated with the equipment but not consumable, such as; drill bits, safety gloves, goggles, etc.. -->
 
|accessories=NA <!-- Any items associated with the equipment but not consumable, such as; drill bits, safety gloves, goggles, etc.. -->
 
|reqtraining=Yes <!-- Is training required to use this equipment? Yes or no. -->
 
|reqtraining=Yes <!-- Is training required to use this equipment? Yes or no. -->
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
  
We made this CNC from the donated linear slides and stages, and other things lying around the space, and some bits and pieces that members had. All suggestions for improvements / modification are welcome!
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This system can cut 2d and 3d shapes from materials such as wood, plastic and aluminium. Useful for cutting things that can't be cut in the laser cutter. We made this CNC from the UCL donated linear slides and stages, and other things lying around the space, and some bits and pieces that members had. Any suggestions for improvements / modification are welcome.
  
 
== Specs ==
 
== Specs ==
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* Rapid traverse rate at 100% 2000mm/min
 
* Rapid traverse rate at 100% 2000mm/min
 
* Axis travel  
 
* Axis travel  
**X(longitudinal) 800mm
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** X(longitudinal) 850mm
 
** Y(cross) 960mm
 
** Y(cross) 960mm
 
** Z(vertical) 80mm (Phase 1), 280mm (Phase 2)
 
** Z(vertical) 80mm (Phase 1), 280mm (Phase 2)
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The system currently runs GRBL 0.9 and is very similar to use to the [https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Equipment/Shapeoko2 Shapeoko2].
 
The system currently runs GRBL 0.9 and is very similar to use to the [https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Equipment/Shapeoko2 Shapeoko2].
  
To start the spindle, press the green button on the VFD. Use the up and down keys to vary the speed.
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== Using the system ==
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* The spindle is currently fitted with an ER20 collet chuck and can take cutters up to 13mm diameter. Collets can be found on top of the Boxford CNC.
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* To start the spindle, press the green button on the VFD. Use the up and down keys to vary the speed.

Revision as of 04:07, 8 September 2015

Gantry CNC
GantryCNC.jpg
Model LHS Design
Sub-category CNC
Status Under construction
Last updated 21 January 2019 11:53:22
Consumables Router / Milling Cutters, material to cut
Accessories NA
Training requirement Yes
ACnode Yes
Owner LHS (spindle and VFD currently on loan)
Origin LHS Built
Location Basement, Robotics area
Maintainers Robotics, Metalbashers

Summary

This system can cut 2d and 3d shapes from materials such as wood, plastic and aluminium. Useful for cutting things that can't be cut in the laser cutter. We made this CNC from the UCL donated linear slides and stages, and other things lying around the space, and some bits and pieces that members had. Any suggestions for improvements / modification are welcome.

Specs

  • Spindle 1000 to 20000rpm
  • Rapid traverse rate at 100% 2000mm/min
  • Axis travel
    • X(longitudinal) 850mm
    • Y(cross) 960mm
    • Z(vertical) 80mm (Phase 1), 280mm (Phase 2)

Technical

The system currently runs GRBL 0.9 and is very similar to use to the Shapeoko2.

Using the system

  • The spindle is currently fitted with an ER20 collet chuck and can take cutters up to 13mm diameter. Collets can be found on top of the Boxford CNC.
  • To start the spindle, press the green button on the VFD. Use the up and down keys to vary the speed.