After a small trauma to the machine, I’m trying to get back up a running, but I do deal with a bit of chatter on 1/2" ply (although generally I’ve been happy with the results up to 1/4" ply.) I could make the machine smaller, but I’m generally happy with the work area, and want to try and keep it (about 17" x 24" work area currently.)
I have recently identified a source for metal tubing close to my house. My current machine is 3/4 EMT. I can get 15/16" Steel DOM. Mathematically this is close to the 23.5 spec of the model C. What is my tolerance in this before I have to print an entire new set of parts? Is 23.8 too far out of spec? ( Just rough conversion of the 15/16 DOM spec.)
Also - is this worth doing? I suspect the larger 1" tube would be better, but it does mean a whole new set of parts. (I spent up a bit on the printing since I live in Arizona. I’m printed out of High Temp PETG (prints at 300C)). So does DOM steel with a thicker wall still result in a significantly more rigid machine even if I don’t increase the tube diameter?
Figured I’d ask before I spend. You guys may tell me to forget it. Thanks all.