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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 17 January 2016, 18:57
Replies: 215
Views: 43,160
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How big is your VFD? I have a few boxes (pvc)...

How big is your VFD? I have a few boxes (pvc) that may work as I dont use them anymore. I will just ship it to you.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 17 January 2016, 17:55
Replies: 215
Views: 43,160
Posted By TechGladiator
Looking Good! Are you putting the VFD also...

Looking Good! Are you putting the VFD also inside a vented enclosure?:). I don't think you want to have dust going into the VFD.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 01 January 2016, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 5,659
Posted By TechGladiator
Happy New Year to ALL; After much time off I...

Happy New Year to ALL;

After much time off I am back. Nice to see most of the old timers are still here :)

So I have been using the MM pretty much exclusively for prototyping things at work...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 April 2012, 15:08
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
@Kim; I know it's probably crazy but I didn't...

@Kim; I know it's probably crazy but I didn't even pay attention to the "Wood" specification part of it. The bit is carbide so I figured it should work. I have read in the forums that when asking...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 April 2012, 11:05
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
@Fernando; When cutting the steel here were...

@Fernando;

When cutting the steel here were my settings

Spindle Speed: 9000rpm (200Hz on the VFD)
Belt Reduction: 3.33:1
Speed: 10% of my 'Normal Speed(450ipm)' or 45ipm for this cut(I...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 April 2012, 10:54
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
@Nils; For that video I was using a Onsrud...

@Nils; For that video I was using a Onsrud 57-281. It's 1/4" Double Fluted Carbide Bit. Picked it up on ebay for $7

Cutting Edge Diameter: .250"
Cutting Edge Length: ...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 April 2012, 09:10
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
@Fernando. Yes, it is iron/steel (Hierro). I...

@Fernando. Yes, it is iron/steel (Hierro). I have a 3HP air cooled chinese spindle.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 April 2012, 17:47
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
21 Minutes. The plate is 10x10 with 12 3/8"...

21 Minutes. The plate is 10x10 with 12 3/8" Holes, 2.75" Middle Square and outer Edges.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 April 2012, 17:02
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Kim; Thanks. The plate is to mount a Pneumatic...

Kim; Thanks. The plate is to mount a Pneumatic cylinder to a Vacuum Forming machine I am building.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 April 2012, 16:14
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Some Pictures

Here are some pictures of the final plate and installation.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 April 2012, 13:23
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Another good day. For some reason I had my Y...

Another good day. For some reason I had my Y motor fail on me today but since I had a spare one I was up and running within 30 minutes.

I finally been able to get all the fittings correctly...
Forum: About this Forum Fri 30 March 2012, 22:15
Replies: 15
Views: 7,822
Posted By TechGladiator
MetalHead.. There, highlighted in color :))

MetalHead.. There, highlighted in color :))
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 30 March 2012, 17:25
Replies: 271
Views: 35,533
Posted By TechGladiator
Good Job there Marko. Starting to take shape.!!

Good Job there Marko. Starting to take shape.!!
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 27 March 2012, 19:53
Replies: 31
Views: 4,167
Posted By TechGladiator
Although I have only been using mine for a short...

Although I have only been using mine for a short period of time, I can see why people would like to add more weight. I am guessing it has to do with acceleration and feed rate BUT there are some...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 27 March 2012, 19:37
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Cold Air Gun Success

Today I finally had a chance to hook up the Cool Air Gun I bought a while back. I have to say I am pleasantly surprise, more like blown away, how well it works. Although the manual says that it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 27 March 2012, 19:08
Replies: 1,078
Views: 181,180
Posted By TechGladiator
Very nice Ross. I want to be like you when I...

Very nice Ross. I want to be like you when I grow up :D. I think I finally got my machine tuned so now it's time to put the to cut some real work..
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 26 March 2012, 08:47
Replies: 31
Views: 4,167
Posted By TechGladiator
@Kobus; It should be fine as long as you use...

@Kobus; It should be fine as long as you use Steel Rebar..:D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 26 March 2012, 00:30
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
@Kobus, I just learned about that 10 minutes ago...

@Kobus, I just learned about that 10 minutes ago :). I will check it first thing tomorrow morning. Thank you.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 25 March 2012, 23:01
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Thank you guys for your feedback. I just...

Thank you guys for your feedback. I just received the new spindle from China and will be installing it tomorrow. I found out the project for my burned spindle was that one of the wires inside the...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 21 March 2012, 17:29
Replies: 308
Views: 67,035
Posted By TechGladiator
Nice looking machine Kim... Although I don't...

Nice looking machine Kim...

Although I don't think a MechMate for the same size weights much less at all. If I was to guess my machine is probably closer for 2000lbs.. Maybe I am completely...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 18 March 2012, 20:51
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
James.. Two out of the three :). Thanks..

James.. Two out of the three :). Thanks..
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 18 March 2012, 17:51
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Mold Finished

@Ross: Foam can get very messy as I quickly found out :). This week I am getting the acrylic so I can finish the dust shoot.

I am attaching a couple picture of the first try at making the mold...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 17 March 2012, 13:48
Replies: 1,580
Views: 262,359
Posted By TechGladiator
Very Nice Kobus!!!... All those wires you...

Very Nice Kobus!!!... All those wires you chucked were extra :0
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 17 March 2012, 12:57
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
After some more adjustments I am creating a...

After some more adjustments I am creating a prototype mold for a machine I am making.. Let me know what you guys think. I will post more video of the final piece and some pictures

...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 15 March 2012, 22:11
Replies: 189
Views: 25,406
Posted By TechGladiator
Jim; Thank you. I actually used painters tape to...

Jim; Thank you. I actually used painters tape to cover about 1/8" above the teeth and then over the teeth. After I painted everything with the air gun I removed the painters tape and I used one of...
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