Gear Design

  1.  Types of gears 2. Gear arrangements 3. Considerations – Strength, speed,  friction/noise/vibration 4. Layout Calculations 5. Hypocycloid 6. Differential planet 1)  Types of gears When looking at involute gears there are several categories of this type. Gear arrangements and types of gears are often used interchangeably but in my mind they are different. […]

CNC milling with router

Here is my video with general info   For my milling set up right now I’m using a 2 horsepower harbor freight router with the harbor freight speed control. Its definitely on the cheapest end of the setup but so far I am moving forward nicely.  This whole setup is basically operated with a relay […]

Converting a CNC to do 3D printing

Here is the overview videos There are several parts you will need to convert a CNC to a 3D printer. Extruder CNC 3D printer Extruder This is a picture of my extruder. The bare aluminum is how I mount it to my cnc machine. The orange or copper piece hold my filament. As you can see […]

CNC Motors and Electronics

Check out the video Stepper Motors I chose 425 O.Z. inch stepper motors because I wanted to have some strength to perform tougher tasks. They came grouped as a kit with a power supply and motor drivers. Below is a visual representation of oz inch. It literally means that many oz at an inch away […]

My CNC setup for small scale manufacturing

In my pursuit of designing and building new things I have constructed a CNC machine of my own design with the help of some parts ordered over the internet. I made a short video explaining what it does as I continue to perfect the machine.   Here is the video introduction where I talk about […]