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  1. Re: Wanting better G-code to speed up cutting time.

    As Jim says, $$ :-) You can have all the basics for $x but when you determine (quite quickly) you need extra function to make life easier, add the $ at a great rate!

    Part of the basic reasoning...
  2. Re: Designer Series Gantry not sitting Square on side rails

    Photographs of the machine and the structure/mounting arrangements of the gantry and table would go a long way in helping others help you :-)

    Use the "Advanced" setting of the Forum to attach...
  3. Thread: Need help

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    Re: Need help

    Not familiar with RDwords but with typical software and approaches you'd define two tool paths.

    The first as an engraving profile/contour with an engraving bit covering the outlines you want to...
  4. Re: Wanting better G-code to speed up cutting time.

    May not be exactly what you are looking for but with SimplyCam available from MR-Soft Nc Software Tools you can do what you want by choosing multiple cutting profiles for the same vectors, changing...
  5. Thread: g code help

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    Re: g code help

    Here is a simple pocket at 3.5 x 1.5 x 1 deep. All in inches as you didn't specify so be very careful!

    It is using a 0.25 inch cutter at 50% step-over with a spiral pattern to keep the...
  6. Thread: NEWBIE question

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    Re: NEWBIE question

    CAD/CAM programs are used to draw the shapes of the part(s) you are making and save them in formats such as DXF. They then generate a G-Code (or tool-path) file which the machines CNC controls...
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    Re: High School CNC Help!

    Very sensible advice from routalot.

    If you think you know and understand something, teach it and you'll soon find the bits you didn't really understand all that well. It's almost impossible to...
  8. Re: How do you guys, price your retrofit services ? What traps to avoid ?

    Lots of good advice!

    Cheapest or most expensive is not always best. Ask yourself, if you did this job according to the Customers desire for cheapest but they are expecting to get the "most...
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    Re: Got a CNC 3 years ago and gave up on it.

    Movement mode can be incremental or absolute.
    Words can be modal or non-modal. Modal meaning "remembered" and applied to the next command word. Non-Model meaning they are not "remembered". The...
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    Re: Trying to finish a 15 year old project.

    For a simple and inexpensive 2.5D drawing package, have a look at SimplyCam from MR-Soft Nc Software Tools

    This can be used for drawing as well as to generate the G-Code to drive the machine. ...
  11. Re: Engraving Aluminum with a Wood Router CNC

    After adopting a spring loaded tool holder from F.E.T. is the Ultimate and Most Affordable "Floating Engraving Tool" kit available! and using a Dremel 107 engraving cutter or a V-bit cutter, my...
  12. Thread: Cam package..

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    Re: Cam package..

    Have a look at the SimplyCam/Lathe/Laser suite at MR-Soft Nc Software Tools
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    Re: Promica CNC owners

    Hi Imperative,

    Although this is an old post, thought the following may come in useful for someone, someday.

    The Promica controller is now somewhat dated and periodically, a bit of dust or more...
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    Re: Promica CNC owners

    Hi Rob,

    I too was very sad to hear about Marc - a really nice bloke. I worked with him in our old Computer company before he went into the CNC business and I was one of his first Customers for...
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    Re: Woodworking CNC Virgin. Be gentle!

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Don't quite understand what you mean by "geometric design replication" but I'm guessing you want to make wooden carvings? Carving (as opposed to etching/engraving) is a...
  16. Re: Need some help with a new Omni 1325 with DSP A18

    Not sure what sort of issues you are having WRT your description but here's a few comments FWIW.

    The A18 DSP is a standalone control and can not be connected to a PC to control the CNC machine. ...
  17. Re: This machine, AMN-6040-M CNC Router: Mach 3 or Mach 4? (etc)

    Just a few comments on the machine package in general:

    1. Ask if the spindle speed is continuously variable between their "indicated" RPM speeds of 0-24000. You might find it's actually stepped...
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    Re: cad cam software

    Have a look at SimplyCam from MR-Soft Nc Software Tools

    Very inexpensive and easy to use.

    Latest version was posted this month.
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    Re: program to convert to G code

    Have a look at the offerings from MR-Soft Nc Software Tools

    SimplyCam can convert images to G-code as outline or centre line.
    Bmp2Cnc can convert images to G-code along with depths.

    Not free...
  20. Re: Hello everyone, bespoke spectacle maker in London pulling my hair out.

    Wow, watched your video - what a lot of handwork!

    That Axiom iR2 looks a bit flimsy but having said that your working material is soft and if this is exclusive for your needs might be OK. As far...
  21. Thread: Surface probing

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    Re: Surface probing

    Ooops...

    "So far I've used a maximum DoC of -0.7 mm with an increment of 0.025 mm (3 passes)"

    That is meant to say 0.07 mm maximum DoC!
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    Re: Can someone convert to DXF??

    Try these.

    Size set to 150 x 128 mm with no idea what you want.

    Two files, one with the BMP image and one without.

    They are compressed DXF files with the ".txt" added. Remove the ".txt"...
  23. Thread: Surface probing

    by he1957
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    Re: Surface probing

    Terry,

    Only just started using it for some simple engraving on acrylics/composites. What I have found is that multiple passes (2 to 3) provide a very clean etch. The first just penetrates the...
  24. Thread: Surface probing

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    Re: Surface probing

    I can highly recommend a spring loaded cutting tool holder for engraving.

    Recently acquired the one from F.E.T. is the Ultimate and Most Affordable "Floating Engraving Tool" kit available! and can...
  25. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    "If you have a good education and job /people skills and are prepared to work the jobs are there no matter what age you are, age has nothing to do with the hiring process, experience and education...
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