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Homemade ACME Tap

So I’ve been working on a new CNC mill and I’m using ACME rods to drive the x and y axis. An ACME rod has fewer turns per inch and allows the machine to move twice as fast. The only downsides are ACME couplers and nuts are expensive and difficult to make without $40 ACME taps. Continue reading ‘Homemade ACME Tap’