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    Default xzy zero plate

    Just got my xyz zero plate back from the shop and looks great.
    It was machined with in .0002", I know it is over kill but it was a donation to our cnc project.
    Got the idea/drawing/files to make it work from Scott Worden.
    Now I just need the Bot...
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    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
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    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    Very nice… Something the bot should come with, in my opinion!

    SG

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    Tolerance of 0.005mm ... That should be kept in vacum isolated box ...
    Nice piece by the way

    I am using precision milled CS plates post grinded on surface grinder pretty much within +- 0.01mm. Both plates are mirror finished and I can see my face on the movable as well as fixed Zero setter plate ... Your seems to me not that good as it has micr-tooling marks i am jealous The hole in your plate seems to me BORED on boring/milling machine... I doubt you can't get the HOLE tolerance of 0.0002" without using reamer or other finishing tools/methods
    I left woodwork due to office work.

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    Yes, they did say the hole was not down to .0002" (how could you tell the it was milled and not reamed by the picture, I work in mainly wood so I do not have a clue).
    The rest is smooth as glass, I know it does not look like it but it feels nicer then my IPAD screen.
    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    I built one a couple years age but I find myself not using it. It does work very well but I now just use the C3 command f zero and the touch plate for the Z that way if I have to do a tool change the machine is starting from the exact same point

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    Kyle,
    That looks great. I gave the plans to a machine shop and said "no hurry"
    (bad idea) its been 2 months. Could I ask what they charged?
    Would like to get one before I am so old I won't remember what its for.
    Life is like a project you continue to work on until it's finished.
    Never start a project you don't intend to finish!

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    It was a donation but, I did ask and he said about $300.00 (3hr shop time)
    He mainly does work making injection molds for 3M and the Military.
    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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