OSE Design Manual - Universal Axis

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vPresenting first at the Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp:


Universal Axis – How to build and design the Universal Axis – based motion or system for any CNC drive or automation application. Symmetric vs unsymmetric axes. Scaling in size and power. Universal drive system. Adding a rotary axis. How to attain 10 micron precision with 180 lb drive force, and 1000 lb of drive force with 1000 micron precision. Applications – by understanding principles here, you will be able to design a Universal Axis for any project – and you will be able to understand whether it will hold structurally, and combined with another design session – whether it will have the correct speed and torque.

Universal Axis