I have recently been working on designing the parts needed to build a Linear Actuator out of just the PBC GST rail and slide.
Here you see the original idea I had came up with. I ended up tossing this design but you get the idea. The drive screw is a 5/16th threaded rod from Lowes, for like 10$ if I recall. This helps keep the overall price down, which is the goal here..that and AMAZINGLY PRECISE PRINTS.
Moving on, I eventually got a rough design done that worked well during prototyping. I’m really excited about this design because I think it might work better then even my Open X/Y designs.
(6 parts actually)
So here is the design I have been testing and getting great results. Couple more tweaks here n there and I think it will be ready to move to the next phase..PRINTING.
Thanks for checking this out and stay tuned for more, this month is going to be a fun one. 🙂 -papabur
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Mobious Robotics (LLC.)
So, needless to say, January was a crazy month for me and it has taken quite a bit of work to keep the store going and my motivation up after everything thats happened in the last 6-8 weeks. Between hospital visits to the V.A., friends loosing their houses, packages of Mobious stock stolen off porches after being sent to wrong(old) address, and plenty of other things i was not counting on happening or expecting of/prepared for...
I'm still here though and orders are still going out, in fact we sold 3 sE1X kits for the month of January which isnt bad at all!! I suppose it always rains before a rainbow right? :D
(( ( Dual Extrusion tool-head status: Working and ready.. ) ))
..I have not had much time to work on Solidworks but I do have a new project underway that I would like to share with everyone. In the last week or so I have been working on a design for a mechanical linear rail system using PBC Linear's GST( Glide Surface Technology). The following link is to PBC Linears website where it explains, in more detail, the advantages to this style of linear rail
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. :: UGA Low Profile Uni-Guide Linear Slide ::
I have decided to try and create a mechanical linear rail operation out of the PBC rail/slide, heres a assembly picture of what I've managed to get done so far. The idea is to run lead screws along the bottom side of the rail where the car(slide) will have a bracket on the bottom, the threaded rod will run through said bracket, moving the car/slide back and forth with the hope for very high precision.
I will post more pictures once I have it finished and ready for prototyping.
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