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  #31  
Old Sun 06 May 2007, 13:08
Robert Masson
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Hi Kim,

Thanks for those pics.
They will help me as I plan to build one soon.
I?ll follow your progression as an inspiration.
Good luck,
Robert
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  #32  
Old Sun 06 May 2007, 13:10
Kim Mortensen
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thx robert, I will be posting more pictures in the near future...
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  #33  
Old Sun 06 May 2007, 19:15
Hugo Carradini
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Hello Kim.
Keep those post coming.
Nice work.
Hugo Carradini
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  #34  
Old Sun 06 May 2007, 20:23
Marc Shlaes
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Kim,

Which rail grinding method did you use?
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  #35  
Old Mon 07 May 2007, 02:43
Kim Mortensen
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I had my father make them on a grinding machine at his work... :-D
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  #36  
Old Sat 12 May 2007, 20:04
Kim Mortensen
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Just wanted to show people what I'm using at work to cut my laser parts for the mechmate...

a 5 Kw Armada Laser with Fanuc Resonator, soon to be replaced by a newer version with a mitsubishi Resonator instead...

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  #37  
Old Mon 21 May 2007, 05:39
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
Just letting everyone know

This is my new username, my normal Internet Call sign...

Kim Mortensen
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  #38  
Old Fri 08 June 2007, 19:03
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
Well

Finally I'm off to an even better thing than just building the mechmate.

Now I'm even getting my own milling machine. And it's a big one too...

In two month's time I will get this 1700kg big machine home into my garage..

And that's for the low price of around 1100 Dollars US...

And offcourse it will be retrofitted with either steppers og servoes and made a full CNC again...
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  #39  
Old Tue 12 June 2007, 12:34
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
Thing's are happening now.

I have just mounted the 2 20mm partical boards onto the crosse bearers, damn this is gonne be a big machine.

I have also started mounting, marking and drilling the main beams onto the cross bearers after squaring it all in... Look at the pictures...
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  #40  
Old Tue 12 June 2007, 13:36
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Yes, it is going to be a big machine . . . .

Just be careful with those heavy beams balanced there - the driver of the tricycle may want to climb up and then pull the beam down . . . .
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  #41  
Old Tue 12 June 2007, 16:19
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
....

The Trike is mine, what are you implying....
Just kidding, the beams have been removed again for drilling and tapping 10mm boltholes....
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  #42  
Old Wed 13 June 2007, 16:00
Hugo Carradini
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Pto. Ordaz
Venezuela
Nice work Kim. You are going fast. I am fixing the shop where I just moved to build my "Beast" . I hope to reach your progress soon
Keep posting those nice pictures.
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  #43  
Old Thu 14 June 2007, 10:59
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
..

Today I made some progress again.

The Main beams are now securely fastened to the crossbearers, all bolts have been loctited in the tapered holes, so now they shoul not move again unless I screw them out, The Legs are next to be mounted, and the stabillisers for the legs are to be fabricated after that. So all in all, in a little week I can take down from the supports and set it on the floor, I have gotten 4 rubber machine mounts to put on the floor, and 1 16mm bolt to go right through the leg and into the machine mounts for ease of adjustment to get it level all the way around...

When this is done, then it's on with the angle irons and mounting these... Ohh it's so nice with a little summer...
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  #44  
Old Thu 14 June 2007, 11:43
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
You sound happy. Good!
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  #45  
Old Sat 16 June 2007, 07:41
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
..

Ok, then. Now the rack and pinions have been purchased.
32 feet of rack, and 4 pinions for the small price of around $120 US...

Again, a dad is nice to have... They can get things for small prices...
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  #46  
Old Sat 16 June 2007, 08:33
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Hope you are going to treat your dad well tomorrow.

(Sean, hope you can see how SOME children appreciate their fathers. )
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  #47  
Old Sat 16 June 2007, 11:25
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
I have also recieved my cablechain, so now I have this in the house too...
The PMDX Breakout card has also arrived, but damn customs, the just made the board be almost 50% more expensive than I had anticipated.

The Card was 81 dollars, but customs here in Denmark add tax for the card, and by god also for the shipping, that's stealing I think,...
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  #48  
Old Sat 16 June 2007, 11:50
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Be glad they allowed you to get it at all. I don't think the PMDX stuff is completely free of lead? Europe banned lead in July last year.
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  #49  
Old Tue 26 June 2007, 11:31
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
a little update...

Been making some stuff on the machine..
Hard work, and tired I am when I'm staying in the garage 3 hours a day... And goinig to work every night, but it slowly takes more and more shape...
I have also been making homemade I beams for my new garage... The first 6 are done, and need only be made the right lengthe now, warning, they take quite some time to make... but atleast I have made them in the excact dimensions of the real IPE 120 beams....
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  #50  
Old Mon 17 September 2007, 16:34
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
Update....

Project is standing still a bit, having to many things going at one time is not as smart as it should have been.
But on the bright side, I'm going to be playing with my electrics soon, have just recieved a shipment of no less than 15 centent CNO162 Microstepping drives... And at a bargain to... So looking forward to finding out how many is in fully working condition and how many might have a few snags to work out first... But for the small prise of $24.99 a piece, then I think I can afford to have one or two that won't work...
Next is building the Power supply's and such. and having the kitchen counter project started.... :-D
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  #51  
Old Wed 12 December 2007, 13:12
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
More parts have arrived for the mechmate now...

Electrical parts, motors, Centent's and Torroid for the PS, cabinet for the controlsystem. Next up is the capacitors for the PS and 2 E-stop buttons.
The motors are 665oz-in Pacific Scientific PowerPack Steppers... The Torroid is 1.15kW at 49 Volt unloaded, and loaded around 42Volt...
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  #52  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 01:00
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
nexen Roller Pinion System

Have you all seen this rack and pinion...

www.nexengroup.com

The say it delivers more speed, more accuracy and less maintenance than any other system out there....

Click the link for info...

http://www.nexengroup.com/nexen/prod...duct?pn=966500

They even have a small video of the thing in action...
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  #53  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 02:38
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Kim, welcome back!

See this thread:
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244
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  #54  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 06:02
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Kim,
What marketing claims is…well in my experience & opinion they just never really care about customer needs, ethics and… the environment. Actually, their paid to sell & pusha product not to care or making it better, just making more sales !
As any marketing guy will say or heard “ it’s a new old thing, just redone in a better way !”
Seen it, done it and out of it for ever !
People, be careful when it’s sound to good. It will never be said enough !!
My opinion. Amicalement Robert
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  #55  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 13:26
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
Thank's Gerald...

I'm not planning on buying this, I just stumbled on it, and thought what a nice idea... So what am I doing, trying to build my own version... nice to have a Co2 Laser at your disposal... :-D

Nad as far as accuracy, I'm not sure, but I'll see what it will do later this year as I'm trying to get hold of some pretty small roller pinions for the wheel that drives along the rail... The Rail I have already made DXF for, now all I need is the roller....

And Robert... That is very true, but never the less, I'm going to try and make my own rails and rollers the nexen way to, just to try and make it work for me...
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  #56  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 13:39
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
Having tried a few setups in my little case I have discovered that I think it is a little small, so I have begun making another setup, and building it all into a stand alone cabinet where both computer drive system, and computer screen will be built into, so far this is my electrical back plate...

It is lasercut, and the Riser plate for the Drives is also lasercut...

I have also included a little picture of my Homemade Power supply... Delivering 1.15Kw at 77Volt's DC unloaded, and stays stabil at 70Vdc loaded.... Nice, has a little bigger footprint due to the size of the toroidal.. 8 inches...
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  #57  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 13:48
IN-WondeR
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Randers
Denmark
First try of making the rack part of the nexen...

Been cut in 10mm mild steel on the laser at work. Not the best surface, but it's kind of ok... Will try to cut it in 8mm next time, if that works out well, then I'll cut length's in 8mm Domex 650, that ought to hold for quite som time without having to surface treat the material... Otherwise, I'll cut them in Stainless Steel... :-D
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  #58  
Old Thu 24 January 2008, 15:58
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Very impressive Kim. Good luck.
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Old Thu 24 January 2008, 16:00
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
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Beautiful!!!! She's a work of art.
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Old Thu 24 January 2008, 16:19
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
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...and Doug knows power supplies
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