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Offline ArduinoNewbie

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Changing milling bits
« on: March 05, 2013, 10:45:46 PM »
Hi,

I have had great support from this website and my machine is up and running, than you,

I"m now looking at upgrading my machine to change bits, I'm using a dremel and am really not sure how to automatically change bits, can someone please point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Changing milling bits
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 08:24:55 AM »
Tool changing is pretty complex and ussually done with tool holders not collets as you have on a dremel. Also they mostly work with hollow spindles so that the release mechanism can be mounted on top.

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Re: Changing milling bits
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 09:28:21 AM »
Hi Gary,
Ohh great, sounds like you know about the Changing bits part of my project.  I have been googling and have found water cooled motors that sounds like the way to go, but I have not clue about the part where to get a head as the motors only come with a shaft and no heads.  Is there a cool website you could direct me to. I would love to upgrade my machine to be able to chage its own tools.

Thank you in advance

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Re: Changing milling bits
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 01:24:05 PM »
How fast do you need your spindle to turn?

What materials are you cutting?

Tool changers on little machines are either home built or really expensive usually.

Just a high speed spindle? Here are pages of them on EBay.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xer16+spindles&_nkw=er16+spindles&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Here is a fantastic build by Joe Vicars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZcKoUSlqI

Usovo's version which I think is also carried by IMService.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9kXYJVTHk
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Re: Changing milling bits
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 09:42:15 AM »
   Btw, I ran this one for a while but it would always slip at a critical time (arent they always?) and break the bit or ruin the part, most likely both. It was a simple design and seems like it should have worked. It was a well made piece. I tried all of the different springs etc. I was trying to machine metals not plastics or woods etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzR6L3lEXdM
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