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Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 10 March 2011, 13:32
Replies: 5
Views: 3,005
Posted By Atifeh
Hello Irfan, Since you are fluent with...

Hello Irfan,

Since you are fluent with ArtCAM, I will describe the procedure which you are familiar with.

Draw your profile in a CAD programme.
Draw a center axis and mirror the profile.
Draw...
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Sun 13 February 2011, 13:26
Replies: 1
Views: 2,290
Posted By Atifeh
A cheap USB gamepad that controls all Mach3 functions

Hello all,

You might find this thread useful:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,17385.0.html

It has a long history of evolution, but it was designed by a very talented...
Forum: 10. Base Table Sat 29 January 2011, 05:46
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Hi John and Irfan, Thanks. Right now I am...

Hi John and Irfan,

Thanks. Right now I am working on another new design which is intended for cutting mainly Aluminum. Also I am doing some research and experiments to introduce a 4th and 5th axis...
Forum: 10. Base Table Fri 28 January 2011, 05:30
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Brad, Maybe you would give a second thought to...

Brad,
Maybe you would give a second thought to that. A harmonic drive is virtually a zero backlash gearbox. Interfacing it with another set of gears might introduce some backlash.
You can add as...
Forum: 10. Base Table Thu 27 January 2011, 02:12
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Hi Brad, Yes it is working fine and quite...

Hi Brad,

Yes it is working fine and quite precise.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 30 January 2010, 05:51
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Gerald, thanks for all your helpful notes. ...

Gerald, thanks for all your helpful notes.

Actually I made the parallel port connections from Alan's thread. The metal part on the DB25 does not touch the control panel. So even if the parallel...
Forum: 10. Base Table Fri 29 January 2010, 14:11
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Setting up the 4th axis in Mach

Is discussed in post #116 in the following thread:
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2189&page=4
Forum: 10. Base Table Fri 29 January 2010, 14:10
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Completing the rotary axis homing system

A piece of copper was cut and filed to make a bump for the rotary axis homing system. A strip of sand paper was fixed on the rim of the plate and the copper piece manually rubbed against its...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 29 January 2010, 14:01
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Something strange:

During setting up the Mach, I had the VFD switched off. As you have noticed, an automatic fuse is installed inside the panel which isolates the VFD, monitored by the “VFD Online” signal lamp. This...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 29 January 2010, 13:56
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Setting up the Mach

I do not have the Mach3, but I have an old version of Mach2 which served me fine through years. I suspect I could activate the Z setting function with Mach2.

Posting the xml files will do no good...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 29 January 2010, 13:50
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Some notes about attaching parallel port boards:

Installation is quite easy. You open up the case, put it in place, start the computer and install the provided software. Mine is a Wipro (around $11) which works fine. You then open the device...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 29 January 2010, 13:46
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
A note worth reminding:

In one of his posts, Gerald suggested to isolate the motor’s shaft end opening, to be sealed with some adhesive tape.

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Some other modifications were done prior to starting. I replaced the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 26 January 2010, 13:29
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Hello all, Sorry for the delay. The machine...

Hello all,

Sorry for the delay. The machine is running but I have been through some adjustments, fine tunings, last minute works and also a lot of work on Artcam, DeskProto and PowerMill,...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 07 January 2010, 15:47
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
I made a few clamps. Some from the tailings of...

I made a few clamps. Some from the tailings of the rails and some from 50x50x5 angle iron. Pieces cut, deburred, phosphatized and drilled a 8.5mm hole in the middle and 2 or 3 holes drilled and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 06 January 2010, 14:01
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Thanks Robert and Joe. Thanks Normand for...

Thanks Robert and Joe.
Thanks Normand for reminding me of the problem. I have to find a solution for it.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 05 January 2010, 12:30
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Making the table

First of all, I wish you all a very happy and prosperous year ahead.
There has been some mixed activities within the last weeks which I will organize and post.

The main (under) board is placed on...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 23 December 2009, 13:37
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
The motor cables through the connectors. They are...

The motor cables through the connectors. They are tagged on the cable and on the panel for ease of tracing.
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Motor cables inside the flexible cable hoses bundled and passed through the...
Forum: 10. Base Table Tue 22 December 2009, 00:12
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Thanks for the reminder. Heath is right, some...

Thanks for the reminder. Heath is right, some pictures are omitted.

Visiting the following link:
http://www.turningaround.org/joecnc_hybrid.htm
The second and third picture from the top shows...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 21 December 2009, 16:09
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Finishing the button box

The 12VAC circuit of the Estop is shown in the upper picture, connected in series, cableshoe attached to end in two of the NC terminals of the Estop.
It might be worth noting that the gray cable is...
Forum: 10. Base Table Sun 20 December 2009, 14:20
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Gerald, Please take a look at the last two...

Gerald,
Please take a look at the last two pictures of:
http://www.turningaround.org/4_axis_mill.htm

Suppose you want to carve a relief on each side of the cube part.The rotating axis will be...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 20 December 2009, 12:23
Replies: 356
Views: 87,017
Posted By Atifeh
Irfan, Very impressive work. If you only...

Irfan,
Very impressive work.

If you only need to flat the other side, I would suggest using one of these. I use it for all materials including wood and MDF a lot with very good results. it has...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 20 December 2009, 11:53
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Joe, Glad they are helpful. If you need any...

Joe,
Glad they are helpful. If you need any details for the photos I can post it in here.
Forum: 10. Base Table Sun 20 December 2009, 11:50
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
Greg, Thanks for the valuable notice. I did not...

Greg,
Thanks for the valuable notice. I did not know that. I have another question though. In Mach we normally use the A axis, slaved for the X axis. Should I define the B axis to be slave to the X...
Forum: 10. Base Table Sat 19 December 2009, 13:14
Replies: 75
Views: 39,103
Posted By Atifeh
I have never done 4 axis machining before and all...

I have never done 4 axis machining before and all I know is theoritical or even deductive.
I assume:
On a rotating axis (in this case B axis) only Y and Z axis will be engaged. The rotating axis...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 19 December 2009, 13:05
Replies: 121
Views: 50,646
Posted By Atifeh
Mounting the Z axis motor. I changed the spring...

Mounting the Z axis motor. I changed the spring to 2.5 mm wire. The 2.2 and 2 mm wire went into plastic deformation and the spring did not return to its original length.
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Correcting the...
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