Check Out These Amazing DIY CNC Plasma Tables
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Shopmade Plasma Table
This plasma table from CNCZone
is probably the most impressive table I have yet come across:
It's a big beast.
The gantry is mounted on the long axis so that when it is slid out of
the way, access to the table with a full sheet of material is easy.
They had the
various parts laser cut by a nearby supplier. Note the copious use of
"tab and slot" construction. I see this a lot when parts are
to be welded together. Also note that cutting out parts like this would
be a perfect job for a plasma table (or laser or waterjet).
The gantry is
made of aluminum, and was powder coated. The details of the X-axis motor
are showing how they used gas springs to preload against the rack. The
whole thing rides on Thompson 1.5" linear rods.
Table is 4'
x 10'. The torch is an ESAB 1500--the exact cutter I have!
A nicely finished plasma table...
Roller chain driven plasma table...
More roller chain...
Router table. I'd love to make my table dual purpose.
People say it doesn't work out very well, however.
Plasma table built from aluminum extrusions...
Really beefy CNC plasma table...
Router tables can be pretty compact too...
Another compact router. I can't see it well enough,
but it has a linear slide at bottom of Y, I wonder if the top edge has
a v-groove pulley running on it to help support the top? That would be
a way to save cost on using 2 linear slides...
Clever looking small router...
Love the under table storage, if that's what it is. Also, can that
be a gigantic hunk of granite as the table???
Nice router built as a college project...
Techno-Isel Router. Servo & Belt Drives are
nicely integrated so they don't stick out. Looks like the X-axis rail
is protected under the table from debris. Y- and Z-axes seem to be recessed
for similar protection. The legs are heavy, but there is a lot less cross
bracing than I would have expected. I guess the table extrusons are stressed
members so it isn't needed.
Techno-Isel With Vacuum Table...
Skate bearing slide mechanism
Linear Bearings on Rods + ACME for Z-Travel, Lineary
Slide + Rack & Pinnion for Y...
Rack and pinion drive with a Rasta tensioner to
Spring tensioned rack and pinion to reduce backlash...
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