the use of threaded rods for cnc miller and cnc 3d printers Answered
I got some threaded rods today. They look straight. 16 threads per inch. The tag on one of the shorter ones says 3/8" - 16x36", course threads, zinc plated 1700lb.
I was planning to use these for the x,y,z control for a 3d miller/printer. I realize it may be slow. Someone mentioned that the McWire repstrap uses a 4 1/20 (the only part I understand is 20 threads per inch) was really slow, but someone made it work with 2 1/16.
I did not really have plans to attempt position verification because I think the resistance vs torque should be minimal for a threaded rod setup. I figure I could get away with just sending it specific pulses for a specific amount of time.
Could I have some feedback on this?