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Zax

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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2017, 04:33:41 AM »
What program are you using for the designs and was that a single print for the motor / bearing holder? Nice!

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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »
I brought the stl in as a mesh into fusion 360 then used sketch planes to create extrusions to recreate it.  I think there are 5 planes.  Some planes are parallel and I'm ok with that.  Yes the motor bracket/ bearing holder is one printable piece.  I added a brace this morning to the file and I added some lines to the mount holes to square it to your grid (Loki's idea).  Nothing like competition to spur innovation!
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2017, 12:54:17 PM »
OK, Fusion 360... Thanks.

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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2017, 08:09:06 AM »
UPDATE

So, I completely redesigned my rotary base in Fusion360. Instead of bringing in the STL file from tinkered and converting the mesh to brep, I just remade it. It was a good learning lesson on how to use fusion360.

I did make some changes. I made the stepper mount and base as a single piece. I made the stepper mount and post for the bearing farther apart and made the whole thing a bit taller. Also, taking from Nottingham, I thickened the bearing post to twice as thick.

For the most part, mine now looks almost identical to Nottingham's. While he did share his file with me (thank you for that), I did not use it. Instead, I designed everything myself. Yes, I looked at his design and pictures, but added my own flavor.

I have yet to print it. I was hoping to this weekend, but the purple filament was put in and this weekend has become a printing extravaganza for my wife and daughter (gotta keep them happy). Hopefully I will have a chance this week.

Thanks again to Nottingham82 for all the help and suggestions for improvements on this project. I can't wait  to see these in action. While mine will take some time and be use to etch wine bottles and such, I am sure Nottingham is already working on an attachment to have it open a beer for him at set intervals ;)

Again, will post when when this beast is done.
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2017, 10:28:12 PM »
I think mine works now.... I need to get brave and run this bottle under a laser now.

https://youtu.be/ERvDpivOPbc
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2017, 10:51:13 PM »
Wow! Looking good. You are going to beat me on my own design ;)

I still need to print out your chuck base. My printer has been tied up for a while (pictures soon)

Let me know how it goes. I might be stalled here soon with fall and winter nearing
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2017, 10:23:24 AM »
oooo what are you making?
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2017, 10:53:29 AM »
I engraved an 8"x10" piece of glass and made a base for it. I still need to do some sanding and gluing but for the first base I made, my sizing was spot on. The opening for the glass is perfect. I can put it in the base and hold it upside down!

In Base3.jpg you can see a slot for some LED strip.

This will not be an every time thing. Each piece of the base took 12-12.5 hours @20% infill

I am going to give this to the master of my dojang.
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2017, 10:55:31 AM »
That's some next level stuff right there!
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2017, 11:05:53 AM »
I still need to sand the plugs a bit. There is a twist in it when put together.
I also still need to setup my  LED strip (solder the power supply on and install it.

Once done, I will post a pic of it lit up (hopefully it looks good).

That base was the first thing I made in Fusion360 and was what taught me some of the nuances of Fusion. I now see where I could have made it better.
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2017, 11:09:59 AM »
hmmm now you got my gears going.  I wonder if I could build something like that with a built in battery holder and switch....  Where did you get the glass?
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2017, 11:14:45 AM »
oh and what type of filament is that?
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2017, 11:25:43 AM »
I got the glass at Home Depot for less than $2

The filament is Melca PLA. It is more glossy than my other stuff. The one bad thing about it is I think it deforms in the extruded because if it sits for a day, you have to give it a push to start extruding. My neighbor bought it for me as payment for making him a few things. I probably would not buy it myself.
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2017, 11:46:26 AM »
First you need a bigger 3D printer so it can be done as a single base.
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2017, 12:20:37 PM »
First you need a bigger 3D printer so it can be done as a single base.

I hear you. I am trying to justify a CR-10 but would love to get the Formlabs T-Rex-2 with the independent dual extruders
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