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Forum: The Show Room Fri 10 December 2010, 07:46
Replies: 19
Views: 5,012
Posted By Greg J
Nice work Alan.

Nice work Alan.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 10 December 2010, 07:43
Replies: 171
Views: 27,488
Posted By Greg J
Dave, Your gonna be blown away with what...

Dave,

Your gonna be blown away with what you can do with the inlays.

The 60 degree V-bit will give all the detail needed.

Have fun. :)
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 25 November 2010, 06:41
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By Greg J
Chris, Your phone is the last thing you...

Chris,

Your phone is the last thing you need to worry about. Web site, emails, newsletters, etc. etc. etc. have been gathering more information than I can even begin to touch on in a post.
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 22 November 2010, 05:43
Replies: 1,580
Views: 235,952
Posted By Greg J
Ken, That's interesting. I have never...

Ken,

That's interesting. I have never broken a bit. I've driven a couple of bits into the material and once watched a 1/2" end mill collide with a metal clamp (that was fun :rolleyes:).
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 November 2010, 21:18
Replies: 1,580
Views: 235,952
Posted By Greg J
Ken, Rough Toolpath - 0.25" Dia, End Mill. ...

Ken,

Rough Toolpath - 0.25" Dia, End Mill. Pass Depth - 0.200", Machinining Allowance - 0.040"

Finish Toolpath - 0.125" Dia Ball Nose. Pass Depth - 0.100"
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 November 2010, 14:59
Replies: 1,580
Views: 235,952
Posted By Greg J
For the Record, Rough pass - .250 End Mill,...

For the Record,

Rough pass - .250 End Mill, 2 flute, 220 ipm, No problem.

Finish pass - .125 Ball Nose, 3 flute, 290 ipm, lost a step on the Z.

Glad it was MDF.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 November 2010, 10:37
Replies: 1,580
Views: 235,952
Posted By Greg J
I'm headed to the shop right now to cut that...

I'm headed to the shop right now to cut that model in MDF at the higher feedrates. If something interesting happens, I'll report.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 November 2010, 07:03
Replies: 1,580
Views: 235,952
Posted By Greg J
Thanks Kobus, That helps allot. Most of...

Thanks Kobus,

That helps allot. Most of our parameters are the same. The 120 mm/sec is screaming. :eek:

My feedrate for the finish cut is 180 ipm. I came up with that feedrate from the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 20 November 2010, 20:24
Replies: 85
Views: 11,828
Posted By Greg J
Very nice, and fast, work guys. Keep the...

Very nice, and fast, work guys.

Keep the pictures coming. :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 20 November 2010, 18:28
Replies: 1,580
Views: 235,952
Posted By Greg J
Kobus, I was cutting that exact file today....

Kobus,

I was cutting that exact file today. I'm not getting the cut time or detail you did. What size is your final piece? (x, y, z)

Thanks,
Greg
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 18 November 2010, 06:55
Replies: 41
Views: 7,095
Posted By Greg J
One of the main reasons why I went the MM route. ...

One of the main reasons why I went the MM route. Before the MM, I asked for and received samples of what other machines could cut. I was amazed how bad the cut quality was. And, that a company...
Forum: General - MM Operating Wed 17 November 2010, 14:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By Greg J
Thanks Bud, The issue was me again. I had...

Thanks Bud,

The issue was me again. I had set my "look ahead" to 5 lines when I was cutting allot of profiles. Don't ask why, I now know there are better way for what I was trying to do.
...
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Wed 17 November 2010, 14:38
Replies: 19
Views: 4,229
Posted By Greg J
If your tight on funding, check out Vcarve Pro. ...

If your tight on funding, check out Vcarve Pro. It has allot of nice CAD features and generates G code. Great 2.5D carving.

I didn't have any CNC experience before MM, but was cutting 1 hour...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 09:15
Replies: 41
Views: 7,095
Posted By Greg J
Two in the same threaded hole. 2 screws per...

Two in the same threaded hole. 2 screws per pinion. Thats it.
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 09:09
Replies: 41
Views: 7,095
Posted By Greg J
I have double grubs screws (one on top / backing...

I have double grubs screws (one on top / backing the other) plus locktite on all my pinions. Have never had an issue with any loose pinions.
Forum: General - MM Operating Wed 17 November 2010, 09:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By Greg J
Mach 3 CV settings

I'm cutting some 3D models using Cut3D and need to speed my cut times up (or is it decrease my cut times, :) ). I came upon this 3 page document on the Mach forum describing CV settings. Its a good...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 12 November 2010, 14:48
Replies: 549
Views: 95,041
Posted By Greg J
Ummm, I don't think that's a white flag Nils. ...

Ummm, I don't think that's a white flag Nils. Take a closer look.

Maybe John needs help with his laundry. :)

Enough stirring the pot. I'll go away now. Not all of us are as busy as Nils. ;)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 11 November 2010, 06:37
Replies: 550
Views: 101,975
Posted By Greg J
Alan, I wish I had 1/10th of your...

Alan,

I wish I had 1/10th of your creativity.

Maybe I'll start drinking some SA beer. :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 November 2010, 07:39
Replies: 549
Views: 95,041
Posted By Greg J
Way to go Nils, :)

Way to go Nils, :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 November 2010, 20:22
Replies: 100
Views: 14,944
Posted By Greg J
That's better than my setup. :o Nice job...

That's better than my setup. :o

Nice job Steve.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 28 October 2010, 14:41
Replies: 100
Views: 14,944
Posted By Greg J
Steve, I've been using Vcarve Pro for a...

Steve,

I've been using Vcarve Pro for a year or so. Great program, in my opinion. I set my Z = 0.000 at the top of the part I'm making. All cutting is in the negative Z direction. Just my...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 27 October 2010, 07:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By Greg J
I'm currently making sample texture panels to...

I'm currently making sample texture panels to show local cabinet shops. It does take some time to generate the patterns. With Rhino and Vcarve Pro, its not difficult at all, but does require allot...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 October 2010, 07:20
Replies: 100
Views: 14,944
Posted By Greg J
Congrats Steve, The fun is only starting. :)

Congrats Steve,

The fun is only starting. :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 20 October 2010, 13:09
Replies: 100
Views: 14,944
Posted By Greg J
Steve, I've been running my MM with one...

Steve,

I've been running my MM with one prox. (the way you describe) on the X-axis for awhile now. Never an issue and runs great.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 20 October 2010, 07:47
Replies: 549
Views: 95,041
Posted By Greg J
Thank Nils, Haven't done allot of plastics,...

Thank Nils,

Haven't done allot of plastics, but I'm sure the time will come.

I'm finally getting my cut quality on hard woods down. Allot less sanding and minimal machine marks.

Funny...
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