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My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:03 pm

I will be showing progress pictures of my CNC build here which will carve out my Z kit once its complete. Purposely put in the test forums so that I can link to it when the kit is finished.

Nov 21
Day 1 & 2
Bought parts; MDF wood for the table (2 piece, ~$17), 2 long threaded rods (2 for $12), bearings (so far 16 for $35), nuts , bolts, washers (so far ~$25), drill bits ($20), ladders (2 for $130), and one hollow aluminum beam($10).
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Nov 22 took ladder apart
Nov 23 dismantled ladders, tweaked gantry plans to correspond to parts with the least amount of cutting.

Nov 24 cut aluminum parts,

revised plans [note; comparing the movable table or movable gantry for X movement designs, the heaviest (being material on table total, or total weight of Y and Z axis combined) is recommended to being fixed (in place). ]
So the table will be the moving X axis... although this design needs more space in a small room since the table protrudes in movement when the X cuts are to the ends of X table limits..


Nov 25
X structure holes, connected X axis base, cut threaded rods to size, cut mdf wood table to size, sound proofed room and dismantled old CNC

Nov 26
Designed and started the linear skate bearing setup.

Nov 27
Drilled all linear braces

28th to Dec 3
finishing the linear track braces, constructed Z axis
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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:55 pm

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Whats left; wood footers to stiffen Y axis flex, Y axis nut and motor mount, X axis nut and motor mount

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:29 pm

How the RC car will be made
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nihhKmBpA5E[/youtube]

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:33 am

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:22 am

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- I had to take some parts off
- Installed footers to stabilize flexing
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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:23 pm

New footers
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Testing my Z axis movement.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuEWj0cgE9Q[/youtube]

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:59 am

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:28 pm

My RC car concept
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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:25 pm

RC car concept so far
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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:31 am

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:43 am

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby digibeam » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:08 am

hey i live in Vancouver area also, if you need help with your project, let me know.

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:17 am

Thanks I'll message you if I need help, most likely I can do everything myself.
What might be tricky is the ground pit vacuum forming apparatus I have in mind since there arent any home setups like it on the internet to see... there will be some trial and error for me ahead.

Currently Ive been changing my CNC machines design to a much simpler, reliable, and cheap off the shelf construction which yields better performance too.
I may be finished it in 3-4 days then Im going to start cutting foam pieces after.

It would be interesting if you'd also want to get into the kit business because I can sponsor all the stuff I know for you to do the same.

Also I will definitely message you once I finish the car and see if you'd like to see it in person.


Here is my latest design idea for the side... for the 3D modeling phase, parts will be copied off existing car models.
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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby digibeam » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:43 pm

that looks excellent, i am building a tube chassis LP640 " Versace" version, i am in the Burnaby area and have a full 3000 sqft shop.
it should be ready in august of this year. if you want to follow our builds we are on the http://kitcarforums.net forum. your project would have interest there as well.
so you need the full sized vacuum machine? or just the mold/panels for it?
they are pretty easy to build, but for the size of a car panel that is a lot of vacuum.
i also make alot of molds and carbon fiber work, in case you are interested.

talk to you soon

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:01 am

digibeam wrote:that looks excellent, i am building a tube chassis LP640 " Versace" version, i am in the Burnaby area and have a full 3000 sqft shop.
it should be ready in august of this year. if you want to follow our builds we are on the http://kitcarforums.net forum. your project would have interest there as well.
Wow, how exciting, looking forward to joining that kit site and seeing the build.
digibeam wrote:so you need the full sized vacuum machine? or just the mold/panels for it?
they are pretty easy to build, but for the size of a car panel that is a lot of vacuum.
i also make alot of molds and carbon fiber work, in case you are interested.

talk to you soon
I would like to make pieces as large as a hood and perhaps a one piece rear end (with a separated bumper).
Im thinking of using a metal hand crank fan to funnel the heat into the pit, melt the plastic down then vacuum it.
Canadian Tire has a $77 on sale propane heater which I think will do the job.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/3 ... RRWidgetID

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If my kit design takes off and the funds are there, a carbon edition would look great.


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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby Hardrvin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:09 pm

This is pretty neat. Never seen a project like this before.

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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:09 am

Its just taking long because I cant afford expensive tooling machinery so I have to make this CNC machine first. If I had the money I would change this cars face :)
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Upgraded parts!
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Acme tap I made using a wet tile cutter, angle grinder, and dremel
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Re: My CNC build thread - testing

Postby VigorousZX » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:38 pm

I'll be merging my 3D concept design with my old prototype design for a front conversion Vigor kit... universal to all ZX cars. Second time around I'll make a full wide-body and new hatch for the 2+2 ZX only.
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