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    Re: 4th axis touch probing

    I have been able to successfully integrate a laser fork sensor as a "no touch" probe. Although this example is on a wood lathe, the same exact principle would apply to a metal lathe. I used the...
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    Re: Leadshine startup problems

    "I'm beginning to feel a bit dumb. I can not get the Leadshine HBS86H hybrid step motor controller

    to work with the hybrid stepper motor. The motor is a Model 86HSE.5N-B32 model.

    First are...
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    re: Fineline Shutdown or Perpetrating a Fraud!!

    Bill...
    Yes it would, but few if any would pay for it. Besides, you still end up with an extrusion. For the most part they are used because they are 1) Low cost, 2) lightweight and 3) easy to...
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    re: Fineline Shutdown or Perpetrating a Fraud!!

    Bill...
    I cant speak for others, but I wont mount rails on a non-machined surface. I know there are a lot of DIY kits, some OEM's and probably a ton of DIY guys that do that mount them direct to...
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    re: Fineline Shutdown or Perpetrating a Fraud!!

    I have mounted linear rails to numerous surfaces. I have seen few cases where linear rails mounted to aluminum extrusions without machining them first works well. Same goes for most any "mill...
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    Re: Aspire or Carveco

    If I understand it correctly the cost to upgrade Aspire is ~$400 every other year, with no penalty to skip an upgrade or two.
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    Re: Aspire or Carveco

    First off, I agree that Carveco is a much powerful program. ArtCAM always was, probably always will be.

    And, I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that Gerry is correct, a perpetual...
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    Re: Aspire or Carveco

    What is the annual cost for Carveco? Is the $1240 for one year and what are the annual charges going forward?
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    Re: How do you do tool height presetting?

    If I understand Tim's question properly the answer would depend on the control system that he uses. Some have internal systems for just that purpose, some don't. Some that don't have workarounds to...
  10. Re: Centroid Acorn add DIY & Complete Control Replacements for ShopBot

    Some additional testing and cutting. Remember, this is a NEMA23 closed loop system that outperforms the OEM alpha, far outperforms the standard.

    https://youtu.be/ujWr5V5Uutc
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    Re: Acorn CNC PC requirement

    I supply refurbished Lenovo PC's with my systems that easily meet the specs. I upgrade them with Win10Pro and SSD's. Most users that buy them pay under $200. That's about as cheap as it gets for...
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    Re: Acorn CNC PC requirement

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    In your order:

    Ok I was going to ask the same question IF the Acorn has a onboard processor why the need for a whiz bang computer? I have a Dell Latitude E5510 that looks to have a...
  13. Centroid Acorn add DIY & Complete Control Replacements for ShopBot

    After a year of testing motors, drives and planetary gearboxes, along with digitizing numerous adapter plates, GCnC Control and Centroid CNC have teamed up to offer kit components and complete...
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    Re: vcarve 4th axis rotary vs lathe routing

    All of the different toolpaths on any of the lathe type products I show have been toolpathed using Vectric VCarve Pro.

    The Turning portions of the video are using a carbide lathe insert 35*...
  15. Re: I need a custom jig or fixture for making cylinders.

    Of course you would have to upgrade the size and increase the power, but the basics in a smaller package are here:

    https://youtu.be/e9xkut4bm90
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    Re: vcarve 4th axis rotary vs lathe routing

    There are a number of ways that you can accomplish what you are looking to do. I show a few of them on my YouTube page, but I think that this one may be the most like what you are referring to: ...
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    Re: CNC Motion Control Board

    ++1, 2 or 3 on the open source stuff. Agree, probably me.

    I would take a look at Centroid's Acorn: Acorn CNC controller, Step and Direction 4 axis CNC Control board with ethernet...
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    Re: Acorn relay board

    A good number of the relay configurations will DEactivate when an estop event is detected. You can use an output configured as "OkFaultOut". It will activate once the software boots up and...
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    Re: 2 Stepper Motors question

    This may work: https://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-controller-box/1-axis-cnc-servo-stepper-motor-motion-programmable-controller/

    You will still need the motor, drive and...
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    Re: Configuring Z Axis Touch Plate

    Is the arrow on the left or the right? To work properly, it should be on the left.

    The port & bit the input for the touch plate has to be configured as a low limit for the Z axis. In the macro...
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    Re: Configuring Z Axis Touch Plate

    Is the port/pin the touchplate is connected to configured as an "altlolimit" for the Z axis?
    When you say "its working" As in it lights an onboard LED or it shows the proper indicator in the WinCNC...
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    Re: Configuring Z Axis Touch Plate

    For best results show a picture of the connections and post a copy of your WinCNC.ini file
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    Re: Squaring the Gantry on a CNCRP Pro

    Build the gantry as square as you can. Use the homing switches to get it perfect. 1/1000th at a time, if needed. That's the way that all but the most rigid gantry machines are squared, an...
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    Re: Rotary Axis is using inches for degrees!

    Those are not really numbers that jump off the page as definitive, but assuming your motor is a common 200 steps per rev, here are the numbers that you can pick from to match the settings on the...
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    Re: Rotary Axis is using inches for degrees!

    The "r" parameter on the axis spec line is the issue. It needs to be set to steps per degree. to arrive at the correct number you will calculate as follows:

    Motor steps per rev * reduction ratio...
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