[Noisebridge-discuss] cnc mill

Jake jake at spaz.org
Tue Apr 3 16:09:22 PDT 2012


yes we definitely used to have a fourth axis.  I know it had a nice 
stepper motor on it but i hope no one took it apart for that, and that if 
they did, they will lead us to the body so we can put a new motor on it.

i am worried it was thrown out by someone "cleaning up" noisebridge, or 
perhaps by a drug addict looking for scrap metal.

hopefully someone knows where it is.

On Tue, 3 Apr 2012, Martin Bogomolni wrote:

> I can supply most of an ER16 collet set.
>
> As for the fourth axis, I don't ever remember seeing one.  Did we have one?
>
> -M
>
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 1:15 AM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ah, damn, thats a lot smaller than what we use.
>> We use these:
>> http://www.maritool.com/Collets-ER-Collets-ER32-Collets/c21_56_59/index.html
>>
>> Well I live in the south bay and don't make it up there very often, but I'll
>> try to put together some old tools and bring it up some time.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> yes please, bring what you have.  Pictures of the collet we have here:
>>>
>>> http://spaz.org/~jake/pix/12-4/IMG_0274.JPG
>>> http://spaz.org/~jake/pix/12-4/IMG_0278.JPG
>>>
>>> unfortunately the collet we have is for 1/4" shank, we need 1/8" and 3/16"
>>> shank (they are the most common for the kind of work we'll be doing)
>>>
>>> -jake
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 3 Apr 2012, Taylor Alexander wrote:
>>>
>>>> So I totally didn't realize NB had a cnc mill (even if its old and
>>>> cruddy),
>>>> thats awesome.
>>>> Does anyone know if that's like an ER32 collet or something?
>>>>
>>>> I might have an old banged up collet that we no longer need at my work.
>>>> (that would still be fine for most stuff) Also do you have a need for old
>>>> slightly chipped but still mostly good carbide end mills? We've got lots
>>>> of
>>>> those.
>>>>
>>>> I never make it up to NB but if anyone knows what you need I might be
>>>> able
>>>> to help donate some stuff.
>>>>
>>>> -Taylor
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>>>      The computer which goes with the CNC mill has been put back in
>>>>      place, with
>>>>      a monitor and keyboard and mouse.  It has also been cleaned of
>>>>      dust with a
>>>>      vacuum and air blower.
>>>>
>>>>      The CNC machine has been cleaned and freed of random bits of
>>>>      trash.
>>>>
>>>>      BUT we are still missing some important things:  the fourth axis
>>>>      which
>>>>      looks like this (except with blue trim instead of black)
>>>>      http://www.positiveflow.com/taig/taig4ax.jpg
>>>>
>>>>      also, much more importantly, we are missing the 1/8" collet.
>>>>      It is necessary for holding bits which have a 1/8" shank.
>>>>      Right now we only have the collet for 1/4" shank which is nearly
>>>>      useless.
>>>>
>>>>      here is a picture of a 1/8" collet:
>>>>
>>>> http://store.a2zcorp.us/ProductDetailNP.asp?Cguid={FFC84CA8-8911-4090-81FC-
>>>>      97BFB8042462}&ProductID=1219
>>>>
>>>>      UNFORTUNATELY i don't know if the above item (which is for sale)
>>>>      is the
>>>>      right part for our mill.  probably the company could tell us.
>>>>
>>>>      although maybe someone here knows where the 1/8" collet is,
>>>>      perhaps it's
>>>>      in a container with a bunch of mill bits?
>>>>
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