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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 22 June 2020, 00:38
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Posted By racedirector
Close but not yet exact...... Recut the...

Close but not yet exact......

Recut the pockets with climb cutting at 80ipm 16000 rpm. Designed as 16.5 wide and 12.3 wide at 6mm deep. Came out at 16.15 and 12.1 at 6.4 deep. Will recalulate the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 June 2020, 19:44
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Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
Well, well.... found 1 X-axis motor with both a...

Well, well.... found 1 X-axis motor with both a loose pinion and loose drive pullies. I am going to check all motors etc and try things again.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 June 2020, 08:00
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Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
I will try all that and report the results :) ...

I will try all that and report the results :)

The 1090mm was the overall width of the part, the 12 & 16mm were pockets. To add to the strangeness it cut the length perfectly also at 2200mm :)
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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 June 2020, 07:24
Replies: 735
Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
HI Brad I had just recalculated the steps so...

HI Brad

I had just recalculated the steps so they are correct. The 1090mm was in the Y direction as were all the rest. Thats what I find weird, why it cuts larger distances correctly yet it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 June 2020, 06:32
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Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
Hi Ross Weird thing is I was cutting MDF and...

Hi Ross

Weird thing is I was cutting MDF and only cutting at 80ipm. I will check the pinions are tight and everything else in the drive line is OK. About to buy a Mitutoyo caliper so will measure...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 June 2020, 04:53
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Posted By racedirector
Hi all Been having issues lately with...

Hi all

Been having issues lately with accuracy, The weird thing is the machine was told top cut 1090mm and it did it perfectly yet when it was told to cut 12.5mm, it cut 11.8 and then was told to...
Forum: Motors & their mountings Fri 13 September 2019, 06:52
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Views: 19,815
Posted By racedirector
Hi Ron, I echo Toms statement, I would go NEMA...

Hi Ron, I echo Toms statement, I would go NEMA 34's too. BTW, Centroid Acorn is the best thing I ever did for my machine. It is 24V not 12 and works fine with my 80V Leadshine drives. Totally...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 13 September 2019, 06:49
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Views: 132,803
Posted By racedirector
Hey Tom, still around but my machine is not...

Hey Tom, still around but my machine is not operational at the moment. It is stuck in a single car garage along with everything else. Waiting on my local council to approve my new garage....then the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 16 April 2019, 06:43
Replies: 735
Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
I'll grab a shot once I am finished in there,...

I'll grab a shot once I am finished in there, still need to wire up the spindle/VFD under Acorn PWM control.

That video is an air cut of a 600mm Mayan calendar. I ran that under LinuxCNC using...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 16 April 2019, 05:49
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Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
Slowly getting things happening with Centroid...

Slowly getting things happening with Centroid Acorn control. Heres a quick video air cutting a Mayan Calendar....

https://youtu.be/3DKkDJY7OFE

Getting there slowly :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 18 March 2019, 05:12
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Posted By racedirector
Got a few goodies from Centroid, my wireless MPG,...

Got a few goodies from Centroid, my wireless MPG, Acorn board, Power Supply and 8 relay board for the outputs. I am waiting on a new computer to run CNC12 but that should be with me tomorrow.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 09 March 2019, 18:17
Replies: 735
Views: 177,757
Posted By racedirector
Wow its been a while since I updated things. ...

Wow its been a while since I updated things.

The Big Red beast is still going, been cutting a little here and there but nothing major.

My future plans call for stability and accuracy so I went...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 October 2018, 03:46
Replies: 21
Views: 16,433
Posted By racedirector
Congrats on 128, you should be proud of your...

Congrats on 128, you should be proud of your work.

Real nice job on the guitar, one of those is on my list of things to do.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 30 September 2018, 23:48
Replies: 448
Views: 142,851
Posted By racedirector
Hi Al I'll check today what I did, been...

Hi Al

I'll check today what I did, been getting Pathpilot 2 talking to my Mesa cards today, they decide to ignore each other!

Will report back shortly

Cheers
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 17 September 2018, 03:49
Replies: 448
Views: 142,851
Posted By racedirector
Heres where I got mine from, been brilliant and...

Heres where I got mine from, been brilliant and no interference at all. It runs in my chain with everything else. Very cost effective too....
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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 15 September 2018, 07:47
Replies: 448
Views: 142,851
Posted By racedirector
What sort of cable are you using for your VFD to...

What sort of cable are you using for your VFD to spindle? I run mine in my chain with everything else and have never had a problem. My cable is shielded VFD cable.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 February 2018, 00:40
Replies: 440
Views: 171,919
Posted By racedirector
Nice dust shoe! What brush are you using?

Nice dust shoe! What brush are you using?
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 11 January 2018, 01:34
Replies: 25
Views: 10,149
Posted By racedirector
There are a multitude of ways to control the...

There are a multitude of ways to control the machines these days. I started with Mach3 using a parallel port, then added a Smoothstepper. Threw that out and went with stock Linuxcnc with parallel...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 06 November 2017, 05:13
Replies: 62
Views: 31,286
Posted By racedirector
Well found Al, they will definitely get you...

Well found Al, they will definitely get you started. Still digging up my old configs for PP port, will send you as I find them :)

Well look at that, video 4 shows that file PP for path pilot,...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 26 October 2017, 05:31
Replies: 62
Views: 31,286
Posted By racedirector
Hey Al Just been working too much and not...

Hey Al

Just been working too much and not doing enough with my machine :)

Pathpilot is Tormachs version of Linuxcnc, they use icon their machines. Think of LinuxCNC with a very pretty face. It...
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 24 October 2017, 05:07
Replies: 62
Views: 31,286
Posted By racedirector
Chiming in late on this one but your next step Al...

Chiming in late on this one but your next step Al is getting Pathpilot to run your machine :)
Forum: CAM Thu 07 September 2017, 05:19
Replies: 3
Views: 8,703
Posted By racedirector
Yup, been using Fusion for a while now although...

Yup, been using Fusion for a while now although it is good for new stuff but not so good for ddx files etc.....
Forum: CAM Wed 06 September 2017, 04:08
Replies: 3
Views: 8,703
Posted By racedirector
Very impressive stuff, pity Rhino is so expensive

Very impressive stuff, pity Rhino is so expensive
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 02 September 2017, 02:27
Replies: 448
Views: 142,851
Posted By racedirector
Wow nice Al!

Wow nice Al!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 29 March 2017, 03:05
Replies: 75
Views: 43,541
Posted By racedirector
Wow, that looks so nice! Well done, you'll be...

Wow, that looks so nice! Well done, you'll be cutting in no time at all.
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