Currently I’m running a stock S3 with aluminum bed, Beaver HDZ, custom linear X support, and Makita rt701c. This configuration has let me push 175ipm adaptive cutting on 6061 without issues or chatter which is amazingly fast for such a tiny cnc.
The current goal is to reach the stock default maximum travel speed while keeping cut quality. Also I need to start seeing how much acceleration values can be tweaked to keep cut speed up. I’ll take some measurements on Z carriage weights from stock to hdz.
I love the simplicity of the belt drive configuration but I think we’ll see it have issues over 200ipm. Just like a race car, go as fast as you can - break things, rebuild it better - go faster. I’ll post up all my findings and results here. Feel free to add anything guys!
Little Hero S3