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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2017, 08:25:20 PM »
I am not sure what you are asking.

Sorry for taking so long. So as I understand it the 4 jaw longworth style chuch you and nottingham82 created has 3 main parts. If each piece was layed flat on a horizontal plane it appears each is about 1'' tall? The 3 pieces combined and when installed at attached to a stepper appear about 3 inches.


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« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2017, 08:51:12 PM »
I think I get it now. You are looking to reduce the thickness.

have a look at this one. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2626616
danowar (of our awesome forum) took my design and redesigned it. He had sent me the file before he released it to check it out. It is thinner in design and larger. It can handle more sizes while using less filament. I plan on printing his chuck as I think it is a better design as well. It is on the list of things to print for me, just not on the top because I have my laser packed away for the winter.
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #92 on: December 06, 2017, 09:31:47 PM »
I think I printed the back piece at 75% to save filament.  it worked fine. The rest I printed full size.
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« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2018, 12:51:00 PM »
I am in process of printing parts for your rotary axis on my Monoprice mini printer.

I just want to make sure about the electrics.  I have a Nema 17 stepper motor from my original cannibalized 3D printer.  As I understand it, I simply remove the connector from the Y motor from the Mana SE board, replace it with the stepper motor cable/connector from the rotary axis. 

Adjust settings in T2 (rotary axis enabled) and fill in rotary set-up screen.  Does the software recognize the new stepper because of this action?  Then it is ready to run the laser. 

When I wish to return to normal laser operation I deselect the rotary axis in T2, remove rotary axis stepper connector and reconnect the Y stepper connector. 

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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2018, 01:17:24 PM »
Yes, that's basically how it works.

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« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »
Yes, that's basically how it works.

What he said!!!
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Re: My Rotary Axis
« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2018, 07:52:58 AM »
@ThrothLoki what fillament did you use ? ABS ? I don't have a 3D printer but my friend has, he can only print PLA, do you think it would be strong enough ?

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« Reply #97 on: February 14, 2018, 03:22:07 PM »
pla should be fine depending on how hot the area you are using it gets.  I use mine in a garage with no ac in california.  Temprature was an issue for me so mine is in petg and abs.  If your laser room doesnt get super hot like a car in the sun then pla should be fine. 
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« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2018, 08:46:53 PM »
I used PLA for mine. The only issue I have found that could be concerning is the chuck shaft. Sometimes there tends to be some flex
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