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If you machine aluminum it is only a question of time before aluminum builds up on the cutter. This usually happens when you are plowing through material with a deep cut to make a slot.

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axis mounting dimensions Layout showing usual location of short and long hubs This shows the left end of X and the Y-axis

Backlash and CNC This article looks at the unplanned movement of the Z-axis quill and table in X and Y and how it affects CNC operations. This backlash refers to the play that lets you

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A list of features The unit sits on the leadscrew and everything is in line and concentric. The drive can be coupled solidly to the screw shaft instead of a flexible coupling. Any misalignment that

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Let’s consider the gear drive. What is the error caused by play between gear teeth? It is almost nothing. One complete turn of the leadscrew is .1” travel so with 80 teeth, each tooth is

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