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Conversion of a Grizzly G1005 Mill/Drill to Preloaded Ball Screw CNC The Quest For Zero Backlash Follow the links to pictures and captions as you read. I decide to convert the mill/drill to have zero backlash in at least the X and Y axes. Again, at the lowest possible cost. I accomplished this with ball
Ballscrews use ball bearings in a helical groove to convert rotary motion to linear motion. Where to get them? Before we get started, I just wanted to say that replacing the leadscrews with ballscrews is a completely optional upgrade. The supplied leadscrews are very good for manual machining and will also work well as a CNC mill. However ...
2015-3-11 With the .2" lead on the ball screw, and the lower gear ratio, this combo increases torque and resolution. Here is the breakdown to convert the mill to cnc servos, drives, breakout board and cables. I have had awesome results with DMM tech + many hours of support from them schooling me on my builds: