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The duplicator in that pic has been converted to CNC only. The bare metal area to the right of the spindles is where the tracer head was attached. Where the rotary unit sits, is where you would put your model (usually wood or renboard). By using the stylus to trace your model, you’d “duplicate” it’s shape into your workpieces on the left.The Y axis ways are directly behind the tube workpiece in that pic. The amount of weight the Y axis screw has to move is incredible! Dozens of tons (everything you see above the workpiece

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