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  1. Re: im upgrading my taig spindle motor to a clearpath AC motor... will it work?

    thanks for the replies.
    My intent is to cut steel at higher mmrs.
    The motor it comes with seems to stall sometimes.
  2. im upgrading my taig spindle motor to a clearpath AC motor... will it work?

    Im wondering if the Taig mill has enough rigidity for this spindle motor from clearpath. I plan on cutting different steels at a reasonable rate.

    Its a pricey motor so im wondering if it would be...
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    I use the hicon integra. Ive had it for about 6...

    I use the hicon integra. Ive had it for about 6 months.
    Im very happy with it. They also have alot of addons for purchase when you need them later.

    I just purchased the closed loop activation and...
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    Re: CNC Milling simulator

    i was actually looking for a 5 axis simulator.
    is there anyway i can try it? i cant give you feedback without trying.

    thanks!
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    Question for you know is though.
    if you had the ability to choose to fix the gcode and keep constant velocity or switch to exact stop. Which one would you choose?

    thanks again!
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    wow this really helps. So i have 2 solutions fortunatley.
    I can either change the settings in mach4 and see if it works. or i can just change the feedrate as i approach the change in direction...
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    thanks for the info. i wouldve never known
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    other than G94 yes. my assumption would be that i should use G94 (units per minute mode)....
    I am working in inches per minute.
    thanks!
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    by the way. im writing my own plugin that spits out the gcode from a peice of software called Autodesk Maya.
    Ive managed to have access to a ton of information . I actually know when the path...
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    here are the 2 gcode files.
    "contourTest2.txt" is the one that produces these artifacts.
    "contourTest3.txt" is the one that actually works. (i added more gcode lines in this one. also does not have...
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    what is CV mode?
    sorry for being so noobish.
    and does this mean i should up my acceleration?

    thanks!
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    here is the image of the contour im trying to cut. its supposed to cut right on the center of the path.
    The green is what i want to cut but it was doing the red path. Whats wierd is it would only do...
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    Re: faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    thanks for the reply. I was investigating some more and it seems like that might not be what fixed it. I think it might be something called undershooting or overshooting.
    One other thing i changed...
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    faster feed rate = more gcode lines??

    Is it just me or is this definitely the case?
    I recently noticed that my the contour i asked my cnc to do would not look like the contour I asked it to do.
    The corners did not look like corners....
  15. im almost done with my DYI 5 axis machine but i have this noise issue....

    My motors start jittering and moving on there own. every other 10 seconds or so. i Finally think I've pin pointed the problem And want some advice from this great community.
    I have some gecko 214...
  16. Re: Am i calculating my system correctly? i have pictures.

    Thanks for the reply and the help. and sorry for my late reply. I've been finishing the machine up.
    i agree with some of your comments. i wish i wouldve used 3 x 3 for the gamtry horizontals. Ive...
  17. Re: Newbie leadscrew support/bearing question

    Ive been trying to figure this out myself. Im hoping i can mount the threaded ends of my leadscrew into the bearing.
    Did you ever figure this out?
  18. is it ok to mount a leadscrew to a bearing without machining?

    I was wondering if it was ok to mount leadscrew inside of bearings without machining the ends.
    also to prevent back and forth motion of leadscrew... do you ususally do this with shasft collars?
    ...
  19. Am i calculating my system correctly? i have pictures.

    I'm building a new CNC machine.

    It is a fixed Gantry. the moving table X is around 50 pnds.
    the Z axis assembly also weighs about 50 pnds. Which rides on the Y axis
    They are riding on HIWIN...
  20. fixed , simple and floating mounting end blocks for leadScrews and ballscrews

    Hello Does anyone know a good reliable source for end mounting blocks for leadscrews and ballscrews?
    And would these blocks be interchangable ?
    And are fixed end mounting blocks harder to...
  21. Re: can i run this 3 phase motor?? i think im missing something....

    so now that the motor works and spins beautifly. does that mean i cant use sensorless vector mode? when i put it back to sensorless vector it does the same thing again.and starts humming and not...
  22. Re: can i run this 3 phase motor?? i think im missing something....

    omg dude!!!!! this worked!!!! omg im dying of happiness right now.
    thank you so much!!!! wow are you an electrician or something? haha!
  23. Re: can i run this 3 phase motor?? i think im missing something....

    these are the specs for the vfd:
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=329944&stc=1

    and these are the specs for the motor:...
  24. can i run this 3 phase motor?? i think im missing something....

    so i bought this vfd and spindle cause i was told that it would fit the 5 axis CNC perfectly.
    its a chinese spindle and VFD.
    i wired it up correctly. So it seems...
    I've also input all the...
  25. Re: Am I Wiring this right? i have pictures.

    thanks i will try it.
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