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    Re: ISO20 or ISO30 Headstock For Sherline

    +1 for ISO30 It's far more common and ISO30 collets are available (metric only though), that I find handy to gain a little more headroom:- ...
  2. Thread: Slideway Oils

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    Re: Slideway Oils

    Hiwin lubrication guide is here:- https://www.hiwin.com/pdf/lubricating_instructions.pdf

    In this guide (on page 27), they suggest Mobilgear 630.

    Mobil specs here:- ...
  3. Re: How do I create an angled plane to create an angled slot in Alibre

    Is this the sort of slot?

    What version of Alibre are you using?
    If you are using the latest version of Alibre Design (not Atom 3D) and it's what you are trying to do, I'll upload the file to my...
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    Re: Routing sheet metal

    Also using a "DownCut" milling cutter helps a lot on thin material.

    I know these are listed for wood, but I've used similar here in the UK on steel before without any problems.

    2 Flute Downcut...
  5. Re: Benchtop surface grinder, why are there none on the market?

    Hi,

    Try searching for "Vertical Swing Grinder" such as this example:- Mac Far Vertical Swing Grinder – Mullin Machinery
    Or "Vertical Spindle Surface Grinder" :- Gate - Vertical Spindle...
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    Re: Trouble making smooth contours

    Hi,

    The Facets could be in the model, so the CAM just outputs them.
    Make sure that the CAD system has the Curves/Facet resolution set to the finest possible, then re-generate the model (A lot of...
  7. Re: Problem making paths in Freemill (Visual Mill)

    Hy Buoyen,

    Not free, but I would recomend you check out CamBam.

    I use Geomagic (Alibre) and ViualCam Professional for Geomagic, but I have a licenced copy of CamBam, that I still use now and...
  8. Re: Is it possible to disassemble/reuse these Heidenhain connectors?

    Found on another forum:-

    Figured it out eventually,
    I had to remove the clamp at the end of the plug preventing the wires from getting pulled out
    then screw the plug back into the socket
    then...
  9. Re: Bobcad is painfully slow on any computer V26 also tested demo V29. Why?

    Have you confirmed that Bobcad is actually using the Nvidia card and not just defaulting to the Intel onboard graphics?

    Nick.
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    Re: Dangerous X5 Plus Uncommanded Spindle Running

    Not quite, the ESS's Port #1 pins 2-9 are fixed as Outputs, where as Ports #2 and #3 pins 2-9 can be configured as either Input or Output and I think Ports #2 and #3 revert to Input by default when...
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    Re: Dangerous X5 Plus Uncommanded Spindle Running

    Hi Pete,

    Thanks for trying to replicate the problem. This does seem to be an issue with the electronics on my machine.
    I will stick with Port #2 on the ESS as this works perfectly, but obviously...
  12. Thread: Chip guards

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    Re: Chip guards

    Hi Pete,

    Don't know if there are ready made available, but these guys can make custom ones to fit

    Telescopic Slideway Covers ? Beakbane

    Nick
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    Re: Dangerous X5 Plus Uncommanded Spindle Running

    Thanks every one for taking the time to reply and suggest causes and possible solutions.

    My reason for posting was only to try and find out if this is an isolated issue, confined to my machine, or...
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    Re: Dangerous X5 Plus Uncommanded Spindle Running

    Mactec54 and neilw20,

    Thank you both for your input.

    Bear in mind that these machines are sold complete and ready to run (once you add a computer and if needed a motion controller).
    The...
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    Re: Dangerous X5 Plus Uncommanded Spindle Running

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your input, but as I said in my post, this only happens when power is removed from the ESS (a motion controller made by Warp9td, for Mach3 and Mach4), even if the ESS is NOT...
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    Dangerous X5 Plus Uncommanded Spindle Running

    Hi guys,

    Just trying to figure out if there is a general fault with these machines, or just a faulty board in mine.

    My setup is a 2016 Syil X5 Plus, running Mach4 with Ethernet Smoothstepper...
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