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Center Scope vs Edge Finder vs Touch Probe

Centering Scope vs Edge Finder vs Touch Probe

Most machinists are accustomed to using either an edge finder or touch probe and will use a Centering scope as the last resort.  I think that after reading this post you will be grabbing your C-Scope first.  

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Arm Joint

Robot Arm CNC Tool Changer

Arm Joint

Progress has been going extremely well, way above my expectations!  I have found a worm drive gearbox (MotoVario NMRV30) which is a perfect fit for this application.  It not only provides gear reduction but it is also robust enough to take the full load on the joints.  This means that I only need to make two parts to have a fully functional joint. The first part is a drive link that couples the drive shaft to a standard 30x60 t-slot arm.  The second is a simple plate with 8 holes which adapts the gearbox to another 30x60 t-slot. Then it is just...

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Robot Arm CNC Tool Changer.

Robot Arm CNC Tool Changer

Robot Arm CNC Tool Changer.

Build a robot arm to change the tools on your CNC machine!  Tormach CNC tool changer.

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