4th Axis Indexer

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Project by chucko posted 03-31-2011 01:49 AM 3957 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4th Axis Indexer has four gears and a gear ratio of 40 to 1. The three gears are cut from Corian plastic and the 4th gear is Aluminum. Corian plastic is used on counter tops. Body for the gear box is made from ¾” plywood and so is the frame. The 4th Axis indexer is used for cutting 3D projects on a CNC machine.

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 02:04 AM

Complex and looks cool. also looks like it works good. Good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 04:00 AM

Never thought of making gears from Corian. Where did you get the motor? and how much holding power does it have?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 04:25 AM

We (I) need to see/hear about your CNC machine. I’ll provide the “Q’s” if you’ll provide the “A’s”.

Q1: work envelope?
Q2: Structural componets; 80/20, steel, MDF?
Q3: R&P, Ballscrew, Acme (size & # of starts)?
Q4: Steppers, Servos? Holding torque?
Q5: Electronics; Gecko, Probotix, Xylotex?
Q6: Mach3, EMC2, CAD, CAM?
Q7: Do you have a build log anywhere?
Q8: Are you a “Zoner”? (

Really do need to see some pictures. (PLEASE!)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 06:14 AM

It looks cool and interesting, but way over my head; or are they speaking English?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 11:05 PM

Is that a classic fragmentation grenade I see being made on the machine?

Looks like somebody else is ex service.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 01:20 AM

Err…whatcha makin….Pic #6?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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