Forces Acting on the CNC Drive

Calculate the forces acting on a lead screw given friction, weight of assembly, desired acceleration, and external forces.


Orientation of Assembly Travel:

Weight of Assembly (lb):

Velocity (IPM):
(IPM = inches per minute)

Acceleration Units:

Bearing Type:

External Forces (lb)
Cutting forces, counterweight, etc.


Force due to Acceleration (lb):

Force due to Friction (lb):

External Forces (lb):

Total Force (lb):