Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 22 2019

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw

Build a custom lead screw in three clicks and download it in over 100 different file formats.

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 12 2019

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data

ACME THREAD FORM TERMS The Acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 08 2019

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator

Stepper motor driven screw linear actuators have been used for a while in a variety of applications. Integrated motor screw units used to only be available in high volume runs or too costly to consider. Building your own with expensive couplings and support bearings, mounting and aligning the assembly – add up to overwhelming costs.

How to Choose an Anti-Backlash Lead Screw Nut by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 07 2019

How to Choose an Anti-Backlash Lead Screw Nut

Lead screws are the norm for today's linear motion applications. However, despite the lead screw's advantages over competing technologies (i.e., affordability, precision, the ability to design with freedom and reduced maintenance), all lead screw systems inherently have a certain amount of "play." Therefore, an important design consideration when utilizing a lead screw is the amount of backlash your system can tolerate while still achieving the project goal.

Stepper Motors Advantages and Disadvantages by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 07 2019

Stepper Motors Advantages and Disadvantages

This lesson is a continuation of a series of lessons involved with learning about Stepper Motors and Servo Motors. If you haven’t already, please review our previously released lesson on, What is a Stepper Motor and How it works. In this lesson, we will discuss the Stepper Motor Advantages and Disadvantages compared to Servo Motors.

Leadscrew Connections  in Solidworks by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 05 2019

Leadscrew Connections in Solidworks

This short video shows you how to use Solidworks to mate a lead screw with a stepper motor.

Trapezoidal Screws: Four Critical Design Considerations by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 04 2019

Trapezoidal Screws: Four Critical Design Considerations

Regardless of the details of any given application, there are some pretty important design considerations that should be addressed each and every time you are considering trapezoidal screws as a means of linear motion. In this post we will explore five critical questions that must be answered to achieve success.

What is a Stepper Motor? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 04 2019

What is a Stepper Motor?

A stepper motor is one of the most common motors used in motion control applications, primarily positioning applications.

Helix Linear Partners with CADENAS PARTsolutions USA by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 03 2019

Helix Linear Partners with CADENAS PARTsolutions USA

Build a custom lead screw or linear actuator CAD file in just a few quick clicks.