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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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    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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    Inthrust, saw this post over on the other site. Now you know why this site came about. I'm thinking about using the same kit to do one, just have to make 50" of free space on the wall to put it.
     

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