It is nice, however I ran into issues with assembly. Mainly that the parts count is quite high, and it requires a insane number of nuts and bolts.
For the last maybe 6-8 months I have kept in the back of my mind, how can I make this design easier to make and more reliable.
Since I have been working on my LumenLabs clone as a sort of replacment to the Torchmate Growth Series CNC machine. I like the bushings vs the roller bearings, mainly because I can make them myself, and they have less slop than the China bearings I used previously.
Starting with that premise, I drew this up.
The original design pictured below you can see has a lot more parts.
Pic from this guys build
However the real parts savings is in the center carriage.
The original has this many parts:
Whereas a bushing design will have dramatically less parts. Essentially one square block for the center, 4 bushings and then the Z axis that could easily be a quicky extruded aluminum, actuator.
Anyways this is one of the different things I am looking for in my search to build a low cost production grade, mass produced CNC router.