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by rabbit_nick
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Building a CNC router
Replies: 11
Views: 1879

Re: Building a CNC router

You need a CAM software and the CAM must be compatible with your electronics and by "compatible" I mean that you need the correct post processor. The easiest way to learn how to "CNC" is the 2.5D machining process. That means you generate GCode from 2D designs Take a look at the following videos htt...
by rabbit_nick
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC

Hello, Thank you for your replies. I have seen a lot of Youtube videos for dovetail mill conversion to CNC. Most of them are on Sieg type mini mills. Main reason I am looking for the ZX7016 is cost, as you all understand. It is 1/4 of the price of a Sieg mini mill. Well.. I ordered a ZX7016 yesterda...
by rabbit_nick
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC

Thank you :)
by rabbit_nick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC

Thank you Wes,

ZX7016 price is €400.00 ($493.52). It is very inexpensive compared to the Grizzly you have.
I am planning to put Antibacklash - Acetal nuts, Tr10x2 leadscrews and big Nema 23 motors but so far everything it is just a plan....
by rabbit_nick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC

I see... So even if I use it as a regular mill it will be a "light cut" machine as the column will not be very good in handling the forces.

As for the Z axis, the manufacturer mentions that the Spindle stroke is 80mm. I know it is not much...
by rabbit_nick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC

I see... I ve never seen or worked with a ZX7016.
Is it so bad ?
by rabbit_nick
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 38
Views: 13576

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

Hello, I just saw this post. We use the DesignSpark Mechanical for our projects at work. It is a very handy and fast CAD software. We usuall export the 3d designs as DXF and then we machine them with the CNC or we save them as STL and we 3d print them. The reason I am writing this post is that I wan...
by rabbit_nick
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

ZX7016 Milling Machine to CNC

Hello everyone,

I am planing to buy a cheap milling/drilling machine, the ZX7016, and turn it into a CNC.
The question I have, and that's where I need your help, is "Is it worth buying a ZX7016" ?

Do you have any recomendations for this milling machine ?

Thank you
Nikos
by rabbit_nick
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Press Quill Play.. How to Fix?
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Drill Press Quill Play.. How to Fix?

Well... I managed to fix it. The quill diameter is 39.08mm and the casting hole is 39.96mm. I fixed it using the "1" method Carm suggested but I tapped 2 holes,One in the front and one in the rear, and I used 2 screws that I made from polyacetal (I didn't have any brass...) I cannot measure any wobb...
by rabbit_nick
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Press Quill Play.. How to Fix?
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Drill Press Quill Play.. How to Fix?

Hello, I have an Einhell BT BD 501 drill press. I bought it in 2012 and I use it all the time. Everything is OK except one thing that is really annoying. The quill hole in the casting is a bit bigger than the actual quill diameter and that makes the quill wobble. I think that the proper way to fix m...
by rabbit_nick
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold saw sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Cold saw sharpening

Hahahaha. Yes! That is a problem too here in Greece lately :)
by rabbit_nick
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold saw sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Cold saw sharpening

I saw that jig too on youtube and I have to say that I really liked the idea but no free time recently....

Thanks you
Nikos