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    Re: Surface probing

    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, I'm going to checkout all the software that was mentioned, something will surely work. LoL

    I do have a spring loaded tool that works pretty well, but...
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    Surface probing

    Hi All,

    I think a lot of you are familiar with 3D printing, and likely know that in GRBL there are options to probe the surface of the printer bed to detect and compensate for uneven or not flat...
  3. Thread: ATC Question

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    Re: ATC Question

    Thanks Snecx. I appreciate that info, it's good to know.

    Terry
  4. Thread: ATC Question

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    ATC Question

    Hi All, Happy Halloween!

    I have no experience with any ATC system, including Tormachs' versions. My question is, basically, is there a max diameter for tools that will work in the ATC? I'm...
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    New Release v2.3.6

    For those who don't get automatic notices from Tormach, v2.3.6 was released yesterday.

    Looks to be only bug fixes- from the release notes:


    FIXED ISSUES

    All

    We fixed issues where:
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    Re: Engraving tool style

    I think I will give one a try, Harvey does have a good reputation, and I can get one for about $23.00 Only down side I see, other that delicacy, is they only cut one width so if you do a lot of...
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    Engraving tool style

    Hi All

    I saw this tool in an advert I received from Harvey tool, and thought is looked like it would leave a nice engraving tool path, but also thought it looked delicate as heck.

    I was just...
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    Re: New version V2.3.4 released

    I wanted to follow up on my earlier post about the Z probing anomaly I mentioned in my last post about v2.3.4'

    Tormach has confirmed that they have identified a bug in the probing routine and that...
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    Re: New version V2.3.4 released

    So, I wasn't going to bring this up, after my probe calibration routine embarrassment, until I Talked to Tormach.

    But, after Snecx's comment about probing I decided to let everyone know about...
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    Re: New version V2.3.4 released

    Well, this morning I got to reach into my closet and dust off my dumba** hat. Lol

    The new probe tip calibration routine works just fine if you remember to reset the DRO to the correct ring...
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    This has turned into a fairly wide ranging discussion, bringing up may old issues about buying vs subscription, cloud based or not, access to older version files by newer versions, etc.

    I guess my...
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    Re: New version V2.3.4 released

    Well I checked out the probe tip diameter routine today, and so far I'm disappointed and puzzled.

    The way it works is you run the probe inside a know diameter bore after inputting the diameter...
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    New version V2.3.4 released

    Hey All,

    Just got the note a few minutes ago, new PP version 2.3.4 released. Seems to have some nice improvements for probing and tapping.

    Terry
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    Yes, of course it's subscription, not buy, hence the subject line.

    Terry
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    Fusion 360 subscription changes

    Hey All,

    I know, a bit off topic, but there are a lot of Fusion 360 users here, especially the hobbyist type like me.

    If you haven't opened fusion lately you might not have seen that they are...
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    Re: DRY WAYS PCNC1100 Series One

    I don't any specific advice to give you, but over the years there have been a number of threads on the forum about this issue, and folks have mentioned stuck and clogged check valves and such. My...
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    Re: Used S3 1100 ATC Install Problem-

    I can't help with your problem because I don't have an ATC, but I believe you should contact Tormach, I would be very surprised it they didn't try to help you.

    Good Luck
    Terry
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    Re: Totally Lost

    Ray,

    I tried you mirroring suggestion this morning and it worked fine. Not sure what happened before, but I suspect that when I attempted to select a face to mirror on, I accidentally deselected...
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    Re: Totally Lost

    Hi Ray,

    I actually tried to do it the way you suggested, but could make it work. I'll try again tomorrow.

    Terry
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    Re: Totally Lost

    Thank Jerrry, I'm going to take a look at those, they seem pretty nice.

    Terry
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    Re: Totally Lost

    Well it's time to take my medicine, even though I seem to have taken a double dose of stupid pills yesterday!

    I solved my problem and found I had made one of the dumber rookie mistakes.

    When I...
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    Re: Totally Lost

    Metalshavings,

    Yep, I've been down that road a few times myself - LoL
    One of the good things about the touch probe is that is sets the zero positions automatically, so it eliminates that...
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    Re: Totally Lost

    The fusion file is the one at the bottom of the picture, listed as bolt pocket 2 v1.zip. if you download it and change .zip to .f3d, it should open.

    I do want it to go to Y = .485 but it's not...
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    Totally Lost

    Hey everyone,

    Hoping for a little help figuring out what I'm messing up here, 'cause, I'm clueless.

    Trying to clear a pocket in a piece of walnut that is 1 inch thick. I used Fusion 360 to...
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    Re: Polycarbonate - off topic

    Thanks guys, appreciate it!

    Gary the boot just standard PLA, Jgaurora branded.

    Terry
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