Extending the 12x12 to larger?

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Extending the 12x12 to larger?

Postby sensor » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:36 am

Has anyone tried to extend their 12x12 to a 12x20 (or similar)?
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Re: Extending the 12x12 to larger?

Postby roller » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:08 pm

As I speak I am staring at some linear rails to turn my 7x12 into a moving gantry 50"x12". Maybe it will work and maybe it wont bu I'll be reporting back soon on progress.
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Re: Extending the 12x12 to larger?

Postby doulos24 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:26 am

theres no reason why it wouldnt the 2 axis unbolt from the bottom all you have to do is find a way to support it
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Re: Extending the 12x12 to larger?

Postby sensor » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:12 pm

50"! Great to hear. I'd be happy with 12x24" or so. Please keep us posted with pics too!
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Re: Extending the 12x12 to larger?

Postby roller » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:54 am

The rails arrived today. 1500mm SBR20 supported rails. I know I don't need such big rails but they may make there way onto a faster CNC later in their life and I got them for a very nice price on sale. Hopefully I'll make up a torsion box for the bed this weekend and get the brackets made up. Then I have to find screws - I'll be going dual screw as I have two NEMA17 motors spare from a 3D printer. I'll just be using standard metric thread rather than ACME or anything fancy as I need to keep it cheap.

Pictures will come in a couple of weeks when there is something to see (I hope)
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Re: Extending the 12x12 to larger?

Postby sensor » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:29 pm

I may be breaking a rule for responding to an old post. :D

Has anyone succeeded in extending their machine to larger than 12 x 12 ?
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