First stage of the upgrades are now complete. The machine is much faster and more accurate now. Wear and tear on screw life should be greatly decreased. With the original motors conservatively set the rapids on individual axis are around 60ipm, instead of 16ipm. Please be aware of the increased speed and increased chance for damage from collisions. Slow down the machine rapids when proving programs. The machine will be able to use smaller tools at higher RPMs much more effectively, I recommend ramping up your chip per tooth settings to match the new capabilities.
As always please oil the machine liberally before use to extend the life of the new screws and linear bearings. New coolant is on the way, the old stuff is very oily.
Stage two of the upgrades will be in place and I am working on making a new controller box. But completion for that is a significant amount of time away.