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    Re: Ball Screw Cost Difference

    I think I read somewhere here its all about mass production. Out of China 1605 has been chosen by them as the one every single factory makes. The 1610, not as many. The nut is more too huh? I've just...
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    Re: More trouble shooting needed.

    Thought I might add to this I just heard back from Stepperonline who has a good tech. The closed loop drivers I am using are set in the factory to output 6 amps (capable 8) so I am going to bump it...
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    More trouble shooting needed.

    I have just increased the size of the ballscrews on my Y gantry. I am using 2 x Nema 24 closed loop steppers. One is slaved to the other. Going from a 1605 to a 2525 screw, I have set the resolution...
  4. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    Hi. Understood. Definitely no coden in there that would damage a pc. Its actually 4 seperate parts, with operations on 4 sides of each part. Lots and lots of curves and holes. All in one file. The...
  5. Thread: Debug Lead

    by boydage
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    Re: Debug Lead

    Cool thanks. I'm kicking myself not remembering how I did it last time. I try to connect it up now to my XP computer and nothing shows up in device manager or the tuning program. I am not even sure...
  6. Thread: Debug Lead

    by boydage
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    Debug Lead

    I'm using Stepperonlines CL57T that are made by Leadshine (written on the side). They look exactly like the HBS86H.

    Quick question about the debug software. More pointedly the lead. I can't...
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    Re: Thoughts on Nema 24 resolution please?

    Thanks Peter. Appreciate that. I didn't know some of what you wrote so yeh, thanks.

    I am pushing quite a lot of mass with these little Nema 24s. I got them going today. They are closed loop,...
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    Re: Using Treadmill motor on Metal Lathe

    Hi. Hey just my two cents I did this mod a few years back on a lathe. Used a Chinese driver and can control the speed with Mach 3. It was easy enough to do.

    I do have to say though I used a 2hp...
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    Thoughts on Nema 24 resolution please?

    Have just gone to 2510 screws instead of 1605 screws for the Y Gantry on my router. I am wondering what will be the best resolution for the Nema 24s I have they are closed loop.

    I think if I...
  10. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    Hey so this is a good representation of what I am doing presently. I actually didnt end up using this operation as the first time I tried it, the facing op went well, then the first tool change was...
  11. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    Nice one. I was thinking about rebuilding one myself. My (new) employer wants to setup a cnc workshop from scratch. I've told him I am not trained or qualified but he reckons we will just learn from...
  12. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    Hey so how's this..... I am still using my original Chinese BOB. Do I change it out for a new type? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210102/2999d5f24b269018577e29ac66dbc1d8.jpg

    Sent from my...
  13. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    And Gerry. Thanks for this..... again. Your help has been invaluable over the years. Going to PM you.

    Sent from my SM-N970F using Tapatalk
  14. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    Mr Gentlegiant you sound trained and experienced. Are you one of the people who has forgotten more than most of us know? Haha. I am not trained although am in other areas. And have immense respect...
  15. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    I will post asap. Out of interest I do wonder if there is much difference in a PC based machine and a cnc controller? The routine or macro that happens with mine is one Ger21 sold me about 6 years...
  16. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    I really appreciate the replies and will post a sample program once back in good reception.

    Using Fusion 360. I can have multiple parts in one program and assign each one with its own offset, yes...
  17. Re: Machine will cut out circles fine but goes crazy cutting pockets

    Almost might be a hardware problem no? Like anything using lots of processor power or just plain power is causing issues? The straight easy stuff on one axis is no problem but load the machine up and...
  18. Re: Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    Oh. And even if someone said.... "you need to learn this and write this" would be awesome.

    Sent from my SM-N970F using Tapatalk
  19. Macros and toolchange. Need help please with offsets.

    I posted this on the Mach 3 forum and was unable to resolve. Hoping someone can either help me or point me to the place where I can help myself?

    I have been of late trying to machine several...
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    Interchange ER32 tooling

    I have been unable to find a way to carry my Z tooling offsets through different G code table fixtures with the auto tool change 2010 screenset.

    Ie if I run an op with G54, G55, G56 fixtures....
  21. Re: Face mill (?) to 1,5Kw ER20 spindle for aluminium planing

    A bloke in Auckland NZ makes them. Custom size with welded inserts. So well made you can shave off 0.2mm at a time and the chips fly around the workshop like alloy flake snow.

    Sent from my...
  22. Re: Z-differences between machined surfaces of equal height in model

    Strange fault. How are you holding the pieces down when cutting them? No chance they are bouncing very slightly?

    Sometimes I have solved that kind of issue by doing the same op but in climb cut...
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    Re: Cheap and easy cnc mist fluid.

    Thanks Machinedude.
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    Cheap and easy cnc mist fluid.

    I've been using water soluble lathe coolant fluid mist on my router for alloy. Its awesome, but I definitely do notice the difference when I dilute it too much.

    Wondering what other people use for...
  25. Re: Some ideas to Back to back double ball nut (no flange type) for my lathe.. possib

    I've just built this for a double nut setup. The rear flange is able to float 15mm longitudinally so I can set the two nuts up on the same plane. Not sure if this kind of thing will work. The slots...
  26. Re: Sponge and foam cutting. Which machine do I use?

    Appreciate the reply. My company is a relatively large player in the medical market NZ. There is definitely enough work to warrant doing this inhouse more than trying to get a better price. I do know...
  27. Sponge and foam cutting. Which machine do I use?

    Ive been asked to source a CNC foam cutter and tbh have had absolutely no experience with hot wires or oscillating blades.

    A portion of the company I work for outsources cutting out foam for beds...
  28. Re: Do double ballnut diy setup increases Dynamic and Static Rating load?

    I put a double ballnut on my Z driving a spindle double the weight. But it wasn't two back to back, it was one with the mounting flange connected to a nut without the flange. Connected by two strips...
  29. Re: Cant seem to stop my holes from snapping in the wrong direction.

    After ages I found the solution. Use a 2 point hole. Its just VERY sensitive with the snaps.
  30. Cant seem to stop my holes from snapping in the wrong direction.

    This example is a small gusset that will bolt on through the front face. The front face angles downwards. I would like the counter bore hole to be perpendicular with the rear face of my part. So when...
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