So I’m trying to wrap my head around where the biggest weak “link” is in Maslow. It will only be as good as the weakest link so I’m trying to figure out where the most attention needs to go to dial this cnc in. If we find the perfect sled setup will that avail us little since there is something greater causing the error? I understand it all works together/against us but thought I’d break it out to discuss.
Below are some areas I’ve seen:
-Accuracy for measuring/calibrating
-Distance between motors and how rigid that set up is
-Accuracy of the motors and I’m talking about the rotational movement of the gear. A quarter turn of the gear when the sled is at the bottom equates to little movement vs when the sled is at the top. Can the motors turn slow/accurate enough for the desired sled movement at the top?
-Sled design (original vs ring vs triangular linkage, etc) and sled rotational error
-Sled friction against work piece, weight, angle
-Bit feed rate, rpm
-Software (I doubt this is contributing but thought I’d throw it out there)
There is obviously a lot that goes into making this thing more accurate - I’m just curious where the heavy hitters are. Feel free to add more if I missed any.