||0.56 kW (¾ hp), R8 with V-Belt Transmission
||457 x 160 mm (18.0 × 6¼ in)
||254 mm (10 in) at 3.4 m/min (135 ipm)
||160 mm (6¼ in) at 3.4 m/min (135 ipm)
||254 mm (10 in) at 2.8 m/min (110 ipm)
- Power Drawbar (with mod)
- Fogbuster (MMS)
- Full enclosure
||about 270 kg net
The history behind this machine is quite recent (well 2016 in fact is). But perhaps, the idea behind this machine can be of use for some people: the first CNC-machine I owned was a 3040 gantry-type machine. It worked with Mach3 and it was really fun to work and play with.
The limits of such a machine are obvious: it has quite a small footprint and the rigidity is more something for non-ferrous materials.
I was looking for a rigid, not too small and not oversized CNC-machine
Tripan tool holder
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Bandsaw – tiltable table
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Bandsaw – fine adjustment on the blade guides
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Bandsaw – gear and pulley box
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Tripan style threading tool
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Power drawbar foot pedal mod
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Passive Touch Probe
For some work, a touch probe appeas to me as the right approach. The most obvious here is the indexingRead more.
For my Tripan-toolholder-project i needed a 60° dovetail cutter. I got one which worked really great with the prototype: AfterRead more.
The big TTS-Collet holder
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