Welcome to the G0704 DVD-ROM!
This DVD-ROM will explain how I built and installed the Phase 1 and Phase 2 CNC Conversions.

The Phase 1 CNC Conversion is a simple, easy to machine version that uses the stock leadscrews
for the X, Y and Z axis. The stepper mounts are based on my X2 CNC conversion but have been simplified for easier machining and to use less hardware. It is a dirt cheap way to get up and running quickly and making parts under CNC control. The stock leadscrews will be stuck with about .002 -.005 backlash, but it can be compensated for by using Mach 3's backlash comp. The stock bearings are also reused to save money. This version could provide very acceptable performance for a long time and could allow you to use CNC to make a more advanced version down the road sometime. Nearly all of the parts made here can be used with the Phase 2 version which will use ballscrews and Angular Contact bearings.

The Phase 1 CNC Prints give you several styles of parts to choose from to match your experience or available equipment.
Stepper motor standoffs, a round version A and a square version B.
Stepper mounts using either round clearance holes or square (no boring head needed)
Z axis stepper mount using either a Nema 23 or Nema 34 motor.

Phase 2 is the ballscrew version that uses many of the same parts as Phase 1.
It uses 5/8 Roton ballscrew with a square ballnut for the X abd Y axis and
3/4 Roton Ballscrew and round ballnut for the Z axis. The saddle needs
a small pocket created for the X axis ballnut and the Y axis needs some
casting flash removed from the base. It needs no major rework for installation.
The ballnut pocket could be milled, ground or plunged with an endmill on a
drill press, just need the clearance, the dimensions are not critical.
You can choose a direct drive Z axis version for either Nema 23 or Nema 34 motors.
The X axis motor can be mounted on either the left or right side of the table.
The conversion gives full travels of 19x7x15, xyz. The ballnuts can be repacked with
.1263 oversized balls to get the backlash down to almost zero.
Sources are Toolsupply and Bal-tec. Approx, 69 balls per nut.
A list of all parts needed is included with part #'s along with a stock and hardware list.
Initial testing using my recommended electronics with 570 oz/in N23 motors
on all three axis (direct drive Z) gives realistic rapid speeds (tested with full weight
on the table) of 290 IPM for the X and Y and 255 IPM for the Z axis. Videos below
Several projects are also here  like tools such as the drawbar wrenches and spindle spanner wrench.
The Controller Mod and Gear Mod projects boost rpm.
You'll get the MAD Drawbar design that allows you to use the Tormach Tooling System
toolholders manually without the need for a power drawbar.

The files are contained in folders as follows.
To access the files, use My Computer or Windows Explorer on your PC.
Autoplay may open it for you if it is enabled on your dvdrom drive.




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The High Resolution (1600x1200) pictures can be viewed using
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer In XP. Right Click a file name>Open With>
Many of the images have been edited to include titles, descriptions, instructions, co-responding print names or dimensions.

For MAC OSX
Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
Graphic Converter - http://www.lemkesoft.com/index.html
Xn View - http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview.html

For Linux
Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/

Xn View - http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview.html
The Videos are all Microsoft .wmv files.
All can be viewed full screen with little loss in quality.
Here are some of the videos.

For MAC
Windows Media Player for OSX - http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/windowsmediaplayerformacosx.html

For Linux
Video LAN - http://www.videolan.org/
MPlayer - http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/info.html


The Prints were made with AutoCAD 2000 and saved as .dxf files and also as .jpg.

There are several free Windows programs that can view AutoCAD .dwg and .dxf files.
Informative Graphics - free dwg viewer (http://www.infograph.com/products/dwgviewer)
Solidworks - edrawings (http://www.edrawingsviewer.com)
Bently View (http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/Bentley+View)
Jetcam Dxf viewer  - (http://files.jetcam.net/down/files/dxf.zip)
Autodesk DWG Trueview - (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=6703438&siteID=123112)

For MAC
E Drawings Viewer - http://www.edrawingsviewer.com/MAC_Viewer.html
ViaCAD - http://www.punchcad.com/p-6-viacad-2d3d.aspx
Xn View - http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview.html

For Linux
LX-Viewer - http://lx-viewer.sourceforge.net/
DXF 1.0 - http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphics/dxf-24537.shtml
LinuxCAD - http://www.linuxcad.com/
Xn View - http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview.html