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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 25 March 2018, 18:53
Replies: 85
Views: 7,552
Posted By pblackburn
PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans...

PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans were a monetary value. I do not believe that you have to but I do not know for sure. However keeping this forum up and running does take time and...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 25 March 2018, 18:48
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By pblackburn
Build and add a trunion and you have your 5 axis...

Build and add a trunion and you have your 5 axis machine however the software to program one is extremely expensive. That is most likely the reason you have not seen one. A multi-positional head...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 25 March 2018, 12:22
Replies: 983
Views: 98,227
Posted By pblackburn
Every year I say I am gonna draw up an Easter Egg...

Every year I say I am gonna draw up an Easter Egg holder and every year passes. Today I decided to do it. I will post or send the files if you would like them. It is designed around 0.25" material...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 March 2018, 11:50
Replies: 688
Views: 48,979
Posted By pblackburn
Servos would be nice but without the tie in to...

Servos would be nice but without the tie in to correct the error versus the software readout, it is an expense that really is not needed. Give me the software that takes the encoder readout and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 26 February 2018, 05:01
Replies: 85
Views: 7,552
Posted By pblackburn
Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like...

Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like you sorted it out already.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 17:37
Replies: 67
Views: 12,760
Posted By pblackburn
Make sure of the dimensions of the bearings and...

Make sure of the dimensions of the bearings and contact them with any questions about the bearings. Here is their store on eBay http://stores.ebay.com/Precision-Bearings-Plus
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 13:53
Replies: 67
Views: 12,760
Posted By pblackburn
There is a spindle repair company in...

There is a spindle repair company in Massachusetts that sells a decent Chinese spindle. You can get the bearings off ebay from them from their ebay store.
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 07 January 2018, 11:42
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By pblackburn
How is UCCNC coming along Ger?

How is UCCNC coming along Ger?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 26 December 2017, 10:36
Replies: 85
Views: 7,552
Posted By pblackburn
you do the same

you do the same
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 26 December 2017, 10:35
Replies: 163
Views: 33,888
Posted By pblackburn
As in terms of exposure, the changing of any...

As in terms of exposure, the changing of any collected media poses more concentrated exposure to the harmful particle. However you choose to capture the dust is up to you, disposing is the higher...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 11 December 2017, 12:48
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
Change the wiring on the driver to the motor for...

Change the wiring on the driver to the motor for x and b to reverse the direction it travels
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 07 December 2017, 04:57
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
If the tolerance is +- 0.005, that is inline with...

If the tolerance is +- 0.005, that is inline with most quotes I receive at work. But like I said, don't be afraid to shop around.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 06 December 2017, 16:11
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
Get quotes around your area and online with RFQs,...

Get quotes around your area and online with RFQs, they will vary much, figure cost of material plus standard cut rate plus tolerance fee. The lowest I have heard of is $50/hr but most will be a lot...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 02 December 2017, 11:49
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
The more complex the part, the more it costs to...

The more complex the part, the more it costs to make. A part that can be made manually that is quick and easy to make is less than one with complex curves. Changing the rounded rectangle to 1.5"...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 02 December 2017, 11:41
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
I use a Hitachi drive so I would not be much help...

I use a Hitachi drive so I would not be much help with confirming the settings but modbus can be tricky to set up in mach, I did have pics in my thread with the setup I used that could be for...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 11:30
Replies: 983
Views: 98,227
Posted By pblackburn
I also have a vacuum box halfway functional based...

I also have a vacuum box halfway functional based loosely on the Black Box Source thread over at Shopbot forums. (Halfway because I have not bought the additional 2 motors yet) Since most of my work...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 10:50
Replies: 983
Views: 98,227
Posted By pblackburn
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4547/38588303912_7b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4547/38588303912_7b7c659d13_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21MV9mG)
Photo V Carve (https://flic.kr/p/21MV9mG) by Pete B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pfblackburn/)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 10:40
Replies: 983
Views: 98,227
Posted By pblackburn
Here is one I did about a month ago ...

Here is one I did about a month ago

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/37732603015_e0308dab95_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZuishX)
Griekspoor Sign (https://flic.kr/p/ZuishX) by Pete B...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 10:06
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By pblackburn
Clear your cache on your browser app and Google...

Clear your cache on your browser app and Google Drive app and it may fix the problem
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 19:30
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
If you swapped the motor to your X or B axes...

If you swapped the motor to your X or B axes (assuming they are the same motors) and they move that axis fine I would lean toward a weight issue. If you can't swap it with one of those then use the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 19:29
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
I use a 880 oz-in motor for my z. I use a ball...

I use a 880 oz-in motor for my z. I use a ball screw for mine and it is overkill but I already had it. Still even with that I have a extension spring to equalize the weight of the Z so it will not...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 19:22
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
also remember that 200 in-oz is 200 ounces at 1...

also remember that 200 in-oz is 200 ounces at 1 inch at maximum torque or 12.5 lb at 1 foot.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 16 November 2017, 17:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By pblackburn
Congrats

Congrats
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 31 October 2017, 14:21
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
From the video it appears you can move in one...

From the video it appears you can move in one direction and not the other. Is that correct?

I have heard whining and grinding before at work when either the motion in the one direction has...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 30 October 2017, 19:46
Replies: 230
Views: 27,354
Posted By pblackburn
are you sure your wiring is correct as far as...

are you sure your wiring is correct as far as phasing on the motors
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