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John Stevenson
08-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Well got meeself a new toy today.

Brand spanking new CNC lathe. [ only two scratches from new :D ]

You have got to wait for pics until tomorrow as it's dark here and that workshop is bloody haunted............

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mochinist
08-01-2008, 09:15 PM
So what kind is it?

tiptop
08-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Sorry your workshop is haunted John, would like to see pictures anyway. Maybe your wife will take some for you to post? If not I suppose I can wait. Jay

jimmstruk
08-01-2008, 10:32 PM
Send pictures only, the haunted part you keep. JIM

ERBenoit
08-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Well got meeself a new toy today.

Brand spanking new CNC lathe. [ only two scratches from new :D ]

You have got to wait for pics until tomorrow as it's dark here and that workshop is bloody haunted............

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New CNC lathe, haunted shop? Hopefully the haunting is not by electronic gremlins. :eek: Perhaps an exorcisim is in order.

Dawai
08-01-2008, 11:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBONFCX3UCE&feature=related

Tis it a limey bike there John? Looks like some good engineering.

quadrod
08-02-2008, 08:02 AM
OK i-we've been patient. now where are our pic's :D

wierdscience
08-02-2008, 08:10 AM
Ya,over 10 hours have passed,now he's just being sadistic:D

Timleech
08-02-2008, 09:24 AM
Ya,over 10 hours have passed,now he's just being sadistic:D

Nah, he'll still be playing with it, trying to work out which buttons to press :D


Tim

John Stevenson
08-02-2008, 10:58 AM
That wasn't hard Tim, it only has an E-Stop :D

Slight change of plan, the bench it was going on is on castors so it can be spun round to get at the machine and the castors aren't great so for now it's gone back to live in the van until I get the new castors on tonight.
Two quick pic's.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/cnclathe1.jpg

That's a metre rule at the bottom [ 39"] to give scale.

The electronics are in the back portion, you can just see the division line of the rear box on the top.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/cnclathe2.jpg

Shot with the door open. manual lube system and 4 turret tool changer.

More later.

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rockrat
08-02-2008, 02:22 PM
Looks like a good start John. Big plans for this little guy? With the price of hardware now days, you could roll your own with that. Or do you have some wierd wire wrapping plan to make armatures in your shop?

rock~

John Stevenson
08-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Sir Rat,

It's a pre production machine from Sieg to iron out all the wrinkles and get running on Mach.

It's actually arrived better than I had expected, most of the points we put forward on paper have been dealt with and it looks real tidy.

Got it on the bench now and took some more pic's that I'll upload in a while.

Sorting a spare computer out at the moment.

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John Stevenson
08-02-2008, 06:06 PM
Better shot inside.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/KC2_2.jpg

Spindle end.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/KC2_3.jpg

Back view.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/KC2_6.jpg

And the electronics.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/KC2_7.jpg

Very neatly done, ignore the mess on the left that's the power and parallel cable still wrapped up and the rats nest on the right is the toolpost that's not connected at this point in time as the driver board is still being developed in the Uk for this.

I need to get this under power as at the moment I have no idea what the travels are. There is no paperwork at all with this machine.

Only thing I do know is [a] it freeking heavy and [b] the spindle motor is a 500 W 3 phase brushless DC motor with tacho feedback.

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MikeHenry
08-02-2008, 06:44 PM
Looks nice. Is the spindle bore big enough to take 5C collets?

Mike

John Stevenson
08-02-2008, 07:37 PM
Wouldn't have thought so, I believe it's about 3/4" but I could fit a bolt on ER 32 collet chuck.

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motorworks
08-02-2008, 08:24 PM
John
The tool post looks interesting.
Do you have a break down of of?

eddie

rockrat
08-02-2008, 10:42 PM
Fantastic, sounds as though you have become quite the import agent. I seem to recall you telling us about a mill import that you were working on but I dont remember what became of it.

Cheers~
rock

John Stevenson
08-03-2008, 06:11 AM
Sir Rat,
There are two of the new mills now being produced commercially.

See http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/ on the index page for an over view.

I have nothing to do with imports, only technical.

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Alistair Hosie
08-03-2008, 07:30 AM
that arceuro is a great company they have a lot of inexpensive items.I have bought a few things from them.Alistair