CNC Stepper Motor and Controller Board Inquiry: What is the torque, motor size, threshold for dremel tool to engrave ?
Even with the extensive research and links I have visited it seems I got the cart before the horse with a bit of ebay bidding fever in purchasing my stepper motor.
I just purchased 4 pieces new SHINANO KENSHI Co. ball bearing stepper motors Part # STP-42D201-36, 1.8 DEG, 200 Step/Rev, 3.7V, 3.1A/Phase, Size 17 with a 5mm shaft.
I will be making a computerized dremel tool ENGRAVER (not cutter) to start.
I do understand that a CNC, for cutting out shapes, requires more torque than the STP-42D201-36 will put out.
I however wish to engrave, only partially cut into the surface of wood to render my artwork, some which can be seen at http://designermite.net/. These will initially consist of line work but then later I will render halftone work.
I do own and work with Gerber Advantage 6.0 Premier and Omega software with Gerber HS/15 PLUS plotter creating vinyl graphics and logos that you might see on store windows, car, truck and van lettering. So I do have a working knowledge of the basic skills needed.
I need help on what sort of setup I should be leaning towards that would work with my CURRENT purchase.
What is the torque rating, motor size, specs threshold for dremel tool to engrave properly?
Some have been very helpful via email and for that I thank you and others have just lived up to thier names of being cranky, claiming they invented everthing under the sun, with short two word sarcastic answers when I actually wished to purchase their plans.. go figure.
Thank you in advance for your time
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