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DIY CNC Step Clamps Part -3

3D Printed CNC Clamp on CNC Bed from XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer


So here we see the clamp we printed the last time on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer sitting in the step clamp from the first part of the project and its holding a melamine board sitting again on the CNC Blocks we printed on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer in earlier project. Note on the bed of the CNC machine we installed a single channel for installing T-Bolts.  Now this only provides two points of hold down which for most operations of this size has been enough, yet that really as not the idea as the real idea was to install jigs on bed and us this to clamp them down than the pieces to the jig.   The reason for this is the jig which we made where milled on the router to be perfectly level as this bed isn’t and most home made routers are not.  So this was an easy to over come the problem as we where milling some thing plastic on this machine in the past.  If there is a time, will post a couple pictures in the future of these bases as they do come in hand as well as speed up the job by not having to level things out all of the time.

One other note, still have not had the time to dip the clamps in the Plasti-Dip, however it is on the to-do list but there never seems to be enough time.


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