Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Converting an 8 Inch Rotary Table to an "A" Axis

  1. #1
    rgsparber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    424
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 660 Times in 245 Posts

    rgsparber's Tools

    Converting an 8 Inch Rotary Table to an "A" Axis

    Many people have added a stepper motor to a rotary table in order to create a forth axis (often called the “A” axis). My contribution is to take an idea from Paul Thompson plus an old idea using sheet metal to simplify the motor mount.

    If you are interested, please see

    http://rick.sparber.org/AAD.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to rgsparber For This Useful Post:

    Jon (10-08-2015), kbalch (10-08-2015)

  3. #2
    Paul Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Del Mar, California
    Posts
    1,132
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 1,215 Times in 597 Posts

    Paul Jones's Tools
    Rick,

    I enjoyed reading your article and how you solved the stepper motor mounting. Hose clamps are one of my favorite tools and proof of concept aides. Also thank you for the reference to Alibre PE (now at 3D scanning, design and reverse engineering software from 3D Systems Geomagic ). I am going to look into their scan capture and 3D CAD conversion software.

    Paul Jones

  4. #3
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,087
    Thanks
    343
    Thanked 675 Times in 612 Posts
    Great post as usual, Rick. I don't have CNC stuff, but that section on using sheetmetal as a coupler was very educational.

  5. #4
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,087
    Thanks
    343
    Thanked 675 Times in 612 Posts
    Thanks Rick! We've added your Rotary Table A Axis Conversion to our Machining category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  6. #5
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 502 Times in 372 Posts
    Hi Rick,

    A useful repurposing of a rotary table for CNC and thoroughly explained as usual. Your Rotary Table A Axis Conversion is our 'Best Documented Build' for October, 2015!

    You'll be receiving a $35 online gift card from GiftRocket.

    Just send me your email address (via PM) and we'll get things processed directly.

    Congrats!

    Ken


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •