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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 19 January 2019, 11:42
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Posted By ger21
I was in Kamloops last summer. :)

I was in Kamloops last summer. :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 January 2019, 18:34
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
OK, enter the tool diameter for tool #1 in the...

OK, enter the tool diameter for tool #1 in the tool table, then load this code:

G0 Z0.1000
G0 X4 Y-.5
G42 D1 (Turn on compensation)
G1 X6 Y0 Z-0.2500 F50
G1 X12 F100
G1 Y10
G1 X0
G1 Y0
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 January 2019, 13:58
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Posted By ger21
I'll show you this evening when I get home from...

I'll show you this evening when I get home from work.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 January 2019, 12:14
Replies: 464
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Posted By ger21
When you use G41/G42, you just need to enter the...

When you use G41/G42, you just need to enter the tool diameter in the tool table, and Mach3 will handle the compensation.

You'll need CAM software that supports G41/G42, and can provide the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 January 2019, 06:38
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
G41/G42. This is how we do it in our shop,...

G41/G42.
This is how we do it in our shop, where most of our tools have been sharpened, and are all different sizes.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 09 January 2019, 16:31
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By ger21
You'd have the tool change macro call an offset. ...

You'd have the tool change macro call an offset.


Yes.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 08 January 2019, 19:23
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By ger21
Shopbot offers an Air Drilling head, but it's...

Shopbot offers an Air Drilling head, but it's $1750.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 08 January 2019, 19:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By ger21
There are lots of ways to do it, but it depends...

There are lots of ways to do it, but it depends on how you implement it.
I've been working on a dual Z axis router for a looong time, and was originally going to use Mach3, but have since switched...
Forum: About this Forum Wed 26 December 2018, 21:02
Replies: 20
Views: 5,491
Posted By ger21
This sounds like the Z axis is backwards. -1.000...

This sounds like the Z axis is backwards. -1.000 should be 1" below Z zero, not above it.
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Wed 26 December 2018, 20:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By ger21
The HY inputs are programmable, so if the FWD...

The HY inputs are programmable, so if the FWD terminal was bad, you **should** be able to disable it, and use a different one. My HY came with a non working FWD terminal, so I reprogrammed the REV to...
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Wed 26 December 2018, 18:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By ger21
How are you starting and stopping the spindle at...

How are you starting and stopping the spindle at the VFD? Normally you'd have a relay connected to the FWD terminal on the VFD.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 27 June 2018, 10:06
Replies: 8
Views: 3,805
Posted By ger21
Looks like you need an 800Hz VFD, which are more...

Looks like you need an 800Hz VFD, which are more expensive than the standard 400Hz models.

Let us know how it works. That's a good deal at $2K.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 17 May 2018, 16:02
Replies: 8
Views: 3,805
Posted By ger21
PDS is a good source. ...

PDS is a good source.
https://spindlerepair.com/

CNC Depot was formerly Blurry Customs, who didn't have the best reputation.
But, I've heard that their new S30 spindle is not bad.
You can get a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 13 February 2018, 05:43
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
Mine is a 240V input. I have two manuals, and...

Mine is a 240V input.
I have two manuals, and both list all of the models in the HY range.
Yours is not listed. I'm guessing that yours is a chinese market version?
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 February 2018, 19:52
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
I think it will work. Strange that the model...

I think it will work.
Strange that the model number is not listed in the manual that I have.
my 2.2Kw says 50Hz/60Hz on the label.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 06 February 2018, 20:06
Replies: 230
Views: 60,246
Posted By ger21
G43 Tool length offset. Check your tooltable for...

G43 Tool length offset. Check your tooltable for a tool length of 1.3
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 30 January 2018, 11:34
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
I've seen one, but I don't remember where. You'd...

I've seen one, but I don't remember where. You'd need some type of lift, as they don't have adjustable bases like handheld routers.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 12:57
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
Some of the square bodied air cooled spindles are...

Some of the square bodied air cooled spindles are louder than a 7518. Maybe not louder, but a different frequency.
A friend has a Teknomotor and it's almost painful at 24,000 rpm.+

The cooling...
Forum: General - MM Build Fri 26 January 2018, 11:38
Replies: 5
Views: 4,950
Posted By ger21
I think there's a 5 axis machine here somewhere,...

I think there's a 5 axis machine here somewhere, but it's a plasma cutter.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 11:38
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
Yes, some shaft driven fans can be very loud. But...

Yes, some shaft driven fans can be very loud. But the "fans" (more like small impellers) on my 2.2Kw round spindle are very quiet. But they don't move a lot of air.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 24 January 2018, 18:43
Replies: 464
Views: 137,811
Posted By ger21
I think the difference in noise is negligile. ...

I think the difference in noise is negligile.
Especially as the spindle gets bigger. Cutting noise will be far greater than the cooling fan.

I have some 2.2Kw round air cooled spindles, and they...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 08 January 2018, 17:16
Replies: 25
Views: 7,641
Posted By ger21
Things have changed a great deal in the 10 years...

Things have changed a great deal in the 10 years since you got your plans.
Today, there are several competitors that are equal to or better than Mach3, that run on modern PC's and operating systems...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 08 January 2018, 08:38
Replies: 7
Views: 6,969
Posted By ger21
Quite nicely. They are steadily adding new...

Quite nicely. They are steadily adding new features.
The latest test release added G41/G42 compensation, but it's going to need a bit of testing still.

The only thing missing is better rotary...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 04 July 2017, 05:54
Replies: 2
Views: 2,461
Posted By ger21
If you have the talent, you don't need the...

If you have the talent, you don't need the patience. ;)
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Sat 17 June 2017, 09:06
Replies: 5
Views: 7,218
Posted By ger21
I cut some fiber reinforced plastic laminate...

I cut some fiber reinforced plastic laminate yesterday with a diamond compression bit, and got pretty good results, even though the bit was a little dull.
I sacrificed a carbide downcut bit for my...
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