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Grizzly G0602 CNC conversion

Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by inthrustwetrust, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. inthrustwetrust

    inthrustwetrust United States Iron Registered Member

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    Billy’s first (and hopefully simple) CNC Lathe Conversion

    Thanks in advance for any comments/replies to this post. Am preparing to purchase a new Grizzly G0602 lathe (Live in Bellingham whereGrizzly’s headquarters are located). Will be machining aluminum for trumpet shaped molds and plastic bushings/housings for electrostatic and RC projects. The basic components planned for the conversion are:

    1. Grizzly G0602 lathe:
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-x-22-Bench-Top-Metal-Lathe/G0602
    Does anyone know if the bdtools kit will work on the G0752lathe?
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-x-22-Variable-Speed-Lathe/G0752

    2. Cnc kit by Billy from bdtools.

    From different forums Kiling stepper motors appear to be highlyrecommended. Currently have:
    3. Stepper motors: http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/nema-23/nema23-381ozin-3-5a-single-shaft-stepper-motor-kl23h2100-35-4a

    4. Stepper motor drive
    http://www.geckodrive.com/geckodrive-step-motor-drives/g540.html

    5. Software:
    http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-cam-software/mach3-license-file

    6. Power supply
    http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/switching-power-supply/48v12-5a-switching-cnc-power-supply-kl-600-48-duplicate

    Expense (or investment J ) is:
    Lathe: $1250
    BDtool kit $899
    Two Stepper motors $ 99
    Stepper motor drive $ 299
    Software $ 149
    Power supply $130
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    TOTAL $2826

    Any comments/suggestions on this set-up?
     
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    DMS United States Active User Active Member

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    Not sure about the 752. If it's new.. might be a crap shoot.

    As far as the list, it looks good. Do you have a computer with a parallel port to run this off of? Most newer computers don't come with one, but if it is a "tower" type machine, you can pick up an add on card for about $20. That kit looks pretty nice as well. As far as the steppers, I can't speak to them directly, but I got my dc servos from the same company, and they are solid.
     
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    inthrustwetrust United States Iron Registered Member

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    Thanks DMS. Good point. Yes I do have a desktop/tower computer so will look into those add-on cards
     
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    Fabrickator United States Active User Active Member

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    Did you complete this project. If so, please post how it turned out w/pics and sources.

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
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    inthrustwetrust United States Iron Registered Member

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    Hi Rick,

    Sorry for the very late reply, but yes this conversion was completed last year. In doing further research after purchasing the G0752 lathe I purchased a stepper kit with computer and ethernet smoother from www.camtronics-cnc.com along with the Mach 3 software. Works very well and use it constantly. The hardware kit I purchased from bdtools. Had to shim the compound rest leadscrew (0.008" if I remember correctly) from the swivel base for accurate alignment. The leadscrew (Grizzly reference 223) and swivel base (Grizzly reference 202) on the Grizzly website for reference. Learning the Mach 3 software and G-code has been the biggest challenge. I use Siemens NX CAD software to generate the code which has worked perfectly.
     

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