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Forum: Golden Resources Tue 16 December 2014, 00:23
Replies: 20
Views: 8,806
Posted By Quadro
Attached is what you might be looking for. I...

Attached is what you might be looking for.
I wrote it for Linux CNC so i don't know how it ports over to Mach.
I do use this on a regular basis.


P.S. Use at own risk.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 April 2014, 01:51
Replies: 62
Views: 13,708
Posted By Quadro
5 axis is achievable, the plasma one i designed...

5 axis is achievable, the plasma one i designed (http://youtu.be/bZ2xyM2Gm9I) it to be able to take a 1.5kw square air cooled motor as well. The bearings I used were ball bearing, if it were to be...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Wed 19 February 2014, 02:41
Replies: 6
Views: 3,438
Posted By Quadro
Cut face down.

Cut face down.
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Tue 18 February 2014, 13:27
Replies: 6
Views: 3,438
Posted By Quadro
Spindle speed fastest (I don't know exact rpm:o)....

Spindle speed fastest (I don't know exact rpm:o). Up cut bit.
For miter joints i use a modified 90 deg cutter on the fold lines and cut not quite all the way through.
To modify the 90 deg cutter I...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Sun 16 February 2014, 03:41
Replies: 6
Views: 3,438
Posted By Quadro
I've just come inside from cutting 3mm PVC...

I've just come inside from cutting 3mm PVC sandwiched between aluminium (ACM), I guess foam is easier.
I use a 3kw spindle, 2mm single flute at 800mm/min. If I was using a larger bit I would cut...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Tue 25 June 2013, 02:16
Replies: 6
Views: 3,181
Posted By Quadro
As the young ones say "Google it". I typed in...

As the young ones say "Google it". I typed in 'Slave axis on Mach3' and got 57,200 results in 0.27sec.:D
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sun 27 January 2013, 02:19
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By Quadro
Ross, I didn't know they made 4kw, I have a 3kw...

Ross,
I didn't know they made 4kw, I have a 3kw that measures 88mm across the square and it is 72mm on the black ring.

Anthony
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 15 January 2013, 13:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By Quadro
Hi, 400 oz direct drive motors won't be strong...

Hi,
400 oz direct drive motors won't be strong enough for the accelerations required to be able to produce clean corner cuts. 640oz motors with 25 tooth pinions 'just' do the job with a 2100mm (7ft)...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 04 November 2012, 13:50
Replies: 85
Views: 21,049
Posted By Quadro
SOSx, What feeds and speeds are you using to...

SOSx,
What feeds and speeds are you using to carry out your test cuts?
Looking at the photos it maybe the bit flexing or the stepper motors not holding on the micro step.
To determin which problem...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 07 October 2012, 18:28
Replies: 101
Views: 32,374
Posted By Quadro
Brian, The temperature of the material makes a...

Brian,
The temperature of the material makes a differance, I have been known to put thick sheets of metal out in the sun during winter to soak up some heat.
Also air pressure and the grade of...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Tue 02 October 2012, 15:46
Replies: 8
Views: 4,047
Posted By Quadro
I don't know? I have only 'played' golf once,...

I don't know?
I have only 'played' golf once, 20 years ago it involved beer at each hole and golf buggies with a trailer full of beer to 'top up'. By the end of the game the Golf Club offered me a...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Tue 02 October 2012, 02:42
Replies: 8
Views: 4,047
Posted By Quadro
Thanks for reply Brian, I think the spindle...

Thanks for reply Brian,
I think the spindle will burn out at that rpm.
I'll put it down to a bad idea.

Thankyou once again.
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Mon 01 October 2012, 02:29
Replies: 8
Views: 4,047
Posted By Quadro
12/14 free machining mild steel

I have been ask to make a custom golf putter head out of 12/14 'high speed' free machining mild steel.
What is classed a 'high speed'?
Has anyone had any experiance with machining it?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 September 2012, 08:01
Replies: 66
Views: 11,664
Posted By Quadro
Ross, I wanted enclosed for dust and swarf. ...

Ross,
I wanted enclosed for dust and swarf.
It had to be light weight for plasma cutter to help acceleration and using a plastic large pulley will help with weight but also rotating inertia.
My...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 September 2012, 02:29
Replies: 66
Views: 11,664
Posted By Quadro
Every one else has been designing reduction...

Every one else has been designing reduction drives I thought I would have ago.
Mine will be made from cast aluminum and fully enclosed so that I can take advantage of plastic pulleys.
Also I have...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Wed 26 September 2012, 15:51
Replies: 4
Views: 2,837
Posted By Quadro
Pete, I'm also looking for some compession...

Pete,
I'm also looking for some compession bits, I was after 1/4" or 6mm.
Have you had any luck?
Anthony
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 24 September 2012, 18:42
Replies: 37
Views: 13,256
Posted By Quadro
Welcome and good luck with your build.

Welcome and good luck with your build.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 05 September 2012, 15:36
Replies: 550
Views: 142,547
Posted By Quadro
Alan, If you bought one with extra collets,...

Alan,
If you bought one with extra collets, lovehappyshopping may omit/forget them and try to get out of sending them to you. Use the comment 'Once I recieve the collets I'll leave positive feed...
Forum: General - MM Build Wed 08 August 2012, 05:46
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By Quadro
G'day Max, Welcome, Happy to share information...

G'day Max,
Welcome, Happy to share information and experiences. My experience of a 'dual' machine it becomes anoying every time to swap it from one to the other. Also fine wood dust and sparks...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 22 July 2012, 15:33
Replies: 10
Views: 3,412
Posted By Quadro
Ries, The kinematics module is provided with a...

Ries,
The kinematics module is provided with a tilt angle value (A axis word in g-code) and it maintains the direction of the tilt to be perpendicular to direction of XY movement all the time,...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 20 July 2012, 16:30
Replies: 10
Views: 3,412
Posted By Quadro
Ries, The 'tool carrier' is actually designed...

Ries,
The 'tool carrier' is actually designed to acept a smaller spindle, the width between brackets is 90mm. The mounting hole for the plasma is the same size(+/- 1mm) as my diegrinder and flame...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 18 July 2012, 21:10
Replies: 10
Views: 3,412
Posted By Quadro
Maybe algorithms is not the correct term. I have...

Maybe algorithms is not the correct term. I have worked out the calculations for the speed and voltage at different angles.
The work flow for the software is the same as other CAMs exept I wan't to...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 18 July 2012, 18:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,412
Posted By Quadro
Freelance Software Developers for CAM

Can anyone recomend or has used a software developer for a new CAM. There is a multitude of freelance web sites:confused:, it is a hard to choose. I have worked out the alogarithims just need...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 18 July 2012, 16:15
Replies: 30
Views: 11,374
Posted By Quadro
Panayiotis, In the videos the motors are size...

Panayiotis,
In the videos the motors are size 23 for the A,B axis and size 34 for X,X,Y,Z axis with leadshine/keling drivers to match. Running 2 BoBs connected to parallel ports, one for the...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 27 June 2012, 15:13
Replies: 30
Views: 11,374
Posted By Quadro
duckie, The forward and inverse kinematic...

duckie,
The forward and inverse kinematic formulas include cut height and tool length.
Tool length is a static number and cut height is directly proportional to torch tip voltage so it can be...
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