demonfire wrote:Cant wait to see some 'applied' design (?) - ie, installed and working.
BeefFajitas wrote:Amazing stuff, I can't wait to see it all together.
Here's a start. All of the other components are at the welder, so I snapped a picture of a test fit of the anti-roll bar assembly.
DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Just one question.... Are you going to legally change your last name to "Godfrey" now?
I'd never be so bold. My stuff is child's play compared to what he does. Now, if he wanted to adopt me...
yottabit wrote:Very cool! Did you have any parts CNC'd? I'm impressed you were able to do so much with that mini mill/lathe. Nice use of the rotary table.
Yeah, the ears welded to the anti-roll bar tube was made on a CNC mill. The ARB lever arms were laser cut and then formed on a CNC bender. Everything else has been manual.
yottabit wrote:I don't normally consider steel "grabby", is it just plain steel or some alloy?
It's 4130 which seems to be a little rougher to machine than the mild and low carbon steel I used for some of the other parts. The 17-4 PH stainless, a 'hardened' alloy, cut much smoother, the cuts just had to be lighter. The 4130 alloy is supposed to be okay with heavier cuts, but the motor on my machine just doesn't have the balls to make those cuts.
yottabit wrote:How much backlash are in your machines?
Actually there's enough backlash on the x-axis (the one with the least backlash) that it doesn't really matter what the others have. They make a ballscrew kit for the mill, which will probably end up on the mill sometime in the future. I'd like to get an x-axis power feed first. Of course, I need to determine the compatibility between the power feed and the ballscrews.
yottabit wrote:In the picture I see you using a 2 flute endmill to machine that profile... I bet you probably already know, but a 4 flute endmill makes cutting steel a lot easier (but will gum up on aluminum)
My 4-flute in that size was dull. Doh! I've never had a problem with build up on the 4-flute, which I generally prefer to use. With the 2-flute, I just had to be careful with the width of cut to keep at least one flute engaged on the part at all times and it ran okay.