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  1. Thread: SF Bay Area

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    SF Bay Area

    I'm a Bay Area native looking for a possible summer internship this year. Any one looking for interns/any leads?
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    Can you give a little more info on what the...

    Can you give a little more info on what the CamSoft controller needs?
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    I've been finding 90% of the time the back gear...

    I've been finding 90% of the time the back gear is sufficient for this.
  4. Thread: Backlash

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    The new toy has arrived, I finally understand why...

    The new toy has arrived, I finally understand why mass of machines is so important. Definitely going to have to get it bolted down properly.

    A little unsure how to do DRO so far, with the...
  5. Thread: Phase Converter

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    As of right now, the VFD is just a phase...

    As of right now, the VFD is just a phase converter. I do want to find out which part of the spindle system is governing the top RPM of the spindle and see how high I can crank the motor if I do a...
  6. Thread: Phase Converter

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    I use one of these: 3 Hp VFD Phase Converter...

    I use one of these:

    3 Hp VFD Phase Converter

    on my KM3, I haven't got much milling time on it yet, so I can't be 100% it's the right one for you, or even for me, but I can update once I get...
  7. Thread: Backlash

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    Isces, good to know, I may go with those and...

    Isces, good to know, I may go with those and start with the remote displays, update to a proper DRO if it seems necessary. So it is only the handcrank dials that the CR doesn't come with?
    ...
  8. Thread: Backlash

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    Would models such as the Grizzley iGaging with...

    Would models such as the Grizzley iGaging with remote display be good options for the Taig. I'm a little torn because I love the idea of the rotary encoders, it seems like a wonderfully slick way of...
  9. Thread: Backlash

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    So I have spoken with Andrew Werby and he tells...

    So I have spoken with Andrew Werby and he tells me that the motor mounts + couplers would be $106 and the larger motor $80. This is still less than the CR model, unless my math is completely off.
  10. Thread: Backlash

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    What is the difference between the Kress and ER...

    What is the difference between the Kress and ER 16 spindles? Mr. Werby of Computer Sculpture said that the CNC Ready mill cannot be used by hand. Is this true? Is this due to the adjustable...
  11. Thread: Backlash

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    Hub, I understand this also, I should take a...

    Hub,

    I understand this also, I should take a look at the shumatech manual and see if I can do backlash compensation through that.
  12. Thread: Backlash

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    I have looked at prices of all the added...

    I have looked at prices of all the added benefits, and it looks like unless the motor mounts are going to run me over $30 per I come out ahead upgrading the motor and lead screw nuts for a separate...
  13. Thread: Backlash

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    Iisces, I understand this, I just don't see A)...

    Iisces, I understand this, I just don't see A) where my benefit is driving the axes with steppers off the leadscrews over counting rotations on the leadscrews, unless there is no backlash...
  14. Thread: Backlash

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    Okay, so in your opinion what is my best approach?

    Okay, so in your opinion what is my best approach?
  15. Thread: Backlash

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    Would standard quadrature encoders be an...

    Would standard quadrature encoders be an acceptable way of doing a manual DRO? It would be cheaper than linear slides and seems like it should be as accurate, especially since I would get as much...
  16. Thread: Backlash

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    So I was looking at throwing a set of the DigiKey...

    So I was looking at throwing a set of the DigiKey Encoders on, which have a variety of hole mounts. I am looking at a Taig since I am currently attending college as a mechanical engineer and there...
  17. Thread: Backlash

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    Backlash

    I'm working on getting a Taig 2019 Manual mill. I "grew up" working on a couple of Bridgeports with DROs, and I'm a complete slave to having one. I've seen that the "normal" way of doing it is...
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    Great to hear that. Enjoy your Hurco!

    Great to hear that. Enjoy your Hurco!
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    Very true, I'm worried about the same to some...

    Very true, I'm worried about the same to some extent as well. And since I'm a college student at school far from home, I am concerned when I get home I'll be entirely confused what I did. It's...
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    I dont know that I can be much help, I...

    I dont know that I can be much help, I retrofitted to use EMC2. It does mean however that I have lots of spares. If you figure out that you need a new part, drop me a line and when I go home for...
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    Gorgeous work. Makes me ashamed to look at the...

    Gorgeous work. Makes me ashamed to look at the wiring I did on my KM3.

    Let me know how those Geckos and DigiKey Encoders work. I'm pretty happy with what I have right now and the price on the...
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    Mostly problems with wiring, I highly recommend...

    Mostly problems with wiring, I highly recommend puling any and all wires not being used out of the machine to make things easier to find/wire up nicely. I still haven't gotten a good hard E-Stop...
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    This evening I made my first CNC'd parts on my...

    This evening I made my first CNC'd parts on my retrofitted Hurco, a big thanks to rballister, bloke, gthlm, jackal66, and Al_The_Man for their tireless help!
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    Al, thanks so much for that link. Once I powered...

    Al, thanks so much for that link. Once I powered the daughter Mesa board off a 5v and Earth ground all is working right, hopefully I can test a full CNC'd path rather than just fiddling around with...
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    I have a bunch of parts from an old KM3, if any...

    I have a bunch of parts from an old KM3, if any of them will help you pop me a message and I'll see what I can locate.
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