Author Ruben Posted on Aug 3, 2018Aug 3, 2018 2 Comments on Club Project – Mini Mill – Update Here are some of the updated plans for the Mini Mill, as shared from @rudydp99 Mini-Mill Forum Discussion here
This is Des in Hermanus.
While at the Paris exhibition I got talking to Tom and Bertie .
I am in London at this time about to relax in Portugal for a week!
No machines within reach.
The new machine you are developing and building really interests me.
As you know I have a few CNC machines and love the technology.
For the last 25 years since before CNC was common I’ve been manually writing my G codes using an editor and Autocad 15. Recently I’ve also started using Aspire for CAM work.
I stopped playing with fusion 360 due to unreliable Internet.
Danie Gouws at SANSA is also an avid CNC’er , raspberry PI and GRBL enthusiast.
Is it feasible to become a long distance club members ?
1) An original DENFORN Triac PC mill , still running well after 25 years on a DOS PC.
2) A DENFORD Orac lathe that’s been upgraded to Mach 4 with direct drive steppers . These were originally on my
3) Tormach 1100 that is about 10 years old. When I upgraded to the new polyphase steppers I moved the older very powerful steppers to the lathe and took out the belt drive . So the steppers now attach directly to the ball screws .( like the Tormach 1100)
I also have a fairly new OMIO “H” frame pantograph with linear slides and ball screws.
Since we are travelling for the next 10 days internet contact may be unreliable.
Dr.Des & Lynda Horn
Hallo Des, as a club member I want to encourage you to follow along on the website as things progress. I am aware that there are other “remote people” following this as well.