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We are looking for new ways to create a compact solution for moving the axis of a CNC machine. This is one of the concepts.
The main idea is that the threaded rod is still (it does not rotate). Instead, the nut is the one that rotates.
Please check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ7W4M-OSXI
This object would require some redesign to fit your application. I have uploaded all the OpenScad sources.
Linear actuator concept for CNC machines by carlosgs is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure carlosgs would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!