Reply To: Z axis Lead Screw



The only downside I see is the 3D printer cheap leadscrews have a soft brass nut that might wear very quickly with the weight of a big tool on it, and they have a lot of slop that might affect your z dimensions. This cheap screws are design with light 3d printer gantries on them and only loaded in the direction of gravity. A cnc can experience loads opposite of this and you could have z variances of 1mm or more depending on bit selection, wear on the nut, material being cut. Think about a downcut through plastic. This might actually push the tool up, were regular bits pull the tool down.

I have not done the math on loss or gain of z axis torque either.