CNC Lathe Conversion – 8
Continuing the installation of the ball screws, and stepper motors.
I have completely removed the digital read out module and glass slides, and they will not be reinstalled. Not sure what I will do with them. They are only a year or two old, and in good condition. I will probably put them on Ebay. Same with the old gearbox, carriage apron, and electric controls.
Here are some pics of the plates and blocks which support the ball screws and steppers.
So you can see that I have been busy since the last post.
At present the lead screw is at Linear Bearings in Melbourne, having the ends machined to accept the driving pulley, and support bearings. I did consider doing this machining myself, but decided to leave it to the professionals because of the high cost of the item and the hardness of the material.