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  1. Re: Fanuc 5t Post Processor System Fusion Help! (Or JavaScript help!?)

    We'd need to see that createFormat() method, which is what computes the outputs, not the var.
    Also post a few lines example of the current Gcode you are getting and the desired one, just so we...
  2. Re: Didn't know you could mill hardened steel this smoothly.

    Can do this with any coated carbide tool, even the cheap ones from China. The demo is certainly nice, although what they don't tell you is you'll have to replace that tool hourly at that DOC and...
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    Re: Is unlocking 4th and 5th axis nessary

    All depending on the controller you have and how the axis' params are set. Most modern controls can do this automatically.
    Although params for automated clamping isn't the most popular feature....
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    Re: Need help please

    Let us know if you need any help for either organic curves modeling, up to the dedicated fpga's verilog logic blocks programming, or even vnck custom automation kits (like DMG's). Lots of amazing...
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    Re: Liquid metal printing

    All looks good on the pictures and videos ;-) Just don't drop the part on a harden concrete floor... you'll be sweeping hundreds of little pieces LOL
    That very high frequency "ding" sound, you...
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    Re: VFD Trouble, Can't Find Manual

    You need to troubleshoot the VFD, e.g. current and voltage drop/unbalance between phases, etc.
    Not sure how the manual help here. Try to seek for tutorials on how to troubleshoot a VFD, that would...
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    Re: Need help please

    I was more making reference to "innovative ideas" with cosmetic advancements (see DMG's screengrab) more than just copying what others have done already. In fact you are wrong about everyone using...
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    Re: Liquid metal printing

    Problems aren't with the cost or machine, but with the "materials' mechanical & thermal properties" (engineering level). Just to make sure you've understood what I was saying...
    Unless you have the...
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    Re: FTP needed for 840 D SL series

    FTP server is not required to be running on the remote machine. A simple //Sharefolder/ is sufficient. You can set as many as you want.
    If the FTP server is what's absolutely required. See "Menu...
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    Re: Liquid metal printing

    That would be nice!

    Keep in mind that in most engineering dept., we are much more interested and concerned with materials' mechanical & thermal properties, than how cool the techniques employed...
  11. Re: Mach4 looses configuration after restart

    Add the MACH4 process account it is running on to the group that have READ/WRITE access to the folder it normally saves the config.
    If that group doesn't have R/W then you'll have to add that too...
  12. Re: New CNC'er & Seeking CAM Software alternatives.

    I've looked up your machine. Have a siemens var on-site to see the machine and ask for Siemens NX (mach advantage /w cam licensing options; your var will customize options for you).
    You might want...
  13. Re: New CNC'er & Seeking CAM Software alternatives.

    Few questions that might help us better identify what could work for you.

    1) Available budget for software & Technical.Maintenance Support (one-off or annual)
    2) Training resources (need to be...
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    We don't have many customers, at all, but it does create a massive and rather complex environment. e.g. 10 customers, from those add 15~20 suppliers each, suppliers have suppliers also... man parts &...
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    Never been too impressed with how this cad data translation/competition pans out industry-wide myself, Bob. Problem not only limited to Inventor-vs-price or F360, its all over.
    Pulling my hair...
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    Never really had any luck with FREE 'anything'. If its not totally crap at the first place, then it never really last for too long and end up costing you a bloody fortune at the end (that last hot...
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    This starting to look more or less like a "slow hook & reel-in" type situation.
    As Peter said better, you hobby folks might want to look into FreeCAD. I use it myself for personal custom dev and...
  18. Re: Buying SIEG SC4 LATHE (M3, CNC ready). Good idea?

    Thanks for confirming this, Britt. All I needed to hear really.

    Emailed him today telling him to keep me in-line for "buyer", with only condition to let me do a rough cut on an AL bar....
  19. Buying SIEG SC4 LATHE (M3, CNC ready). Good idea?

    Wanted to own a benchtop lathe since the day I started turning small OD4mm parts worth $0.1 each onto a 2200KG lathe sucking up 30AMPS from the wall at 3500RPM :/
    Found one yesterday advertised...
  20. Re: Counterfeit Leadshine controllers, a cautionary tale.

    Interesting, both same TMS980. My guess one genuine TI ($10) other a knock off from Asia ($1) :/
    Thanks for those, DCA
  21. Re: Counterfeit Leadshine controllers, a cautionary tale.

    Wanted to ask the same out of curiosity. Looks strangely similar to an altera epm clone or something in the line of that, most likely from a servo drive product line. Since the chip is masked I...
  22. Re: Counterfeit Leadshine controllers, a cautionary tale.

    You are TOP man my friend. Real use and contributor to this community. I'm convinced you save a lot of time and frustration to many people reading your post.
    Thanks for popping those open for us....
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    Re: Size for ground wires

    Get the machinery cabinet and wiring inspected and signed-off by a licensed electrician/engineer when completed. I'm not trying to say that you aren't fit for the task or the advice given in your...
  24. Re: Counterfeit Leadshine controllers, a cautionary tale.

    Thanks for the heads up. Although the issue of counterfeit isn't all taboo, you think you are up telling us how to spot a fake, or detail how Leadshine came to the conclusion they were fake?
    Perhaps...
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    Re: CNC Pyrography Experiments

    Dunno why but I came here thinking it was a thread about machining titanium with a petroleum based coolant :D

    Nice work! Creative, and result are looking good.
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