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    Re: milling part off in Z

    First thing is to see if the manufacturer has instructions for setup and calibration.
    Second is support services from the manufacturer.

    Machining in rotary axis is very suseptible to errors, so...
  2. Re: started my cnc conversion for Precision Matthews PM-25MV Mill

    I suggest to not machine parts untill you have the purchased components in your hands and verify dimensions first.
    Especiallly if you buy cheap chinese components, dimensions might be out of...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    You have a tapered gib that doesn't make full contact along it's entire length?
    Can you use the DTI near the gap to correlate the gap to the deflection?

    In any event the gib needs to make full...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    Your mill is easily capable of better than .005" which is likely a main source of the problem. I suggest continuing with the DTI across multiple locations to hunt down the exact source of the .005".
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    Re: a couple of queries

    If i can give one more opinion, as you seem new to cnc conversion, if your goal is to get to making parts soonish, try not to re-invent the wheel. I suspect that there is a lot of info for the taig,...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    So If I understand correctly:
    - Before you started adjusting the gib you had .010" play in the head along the Z axis. Was this strictly parallel to the axis of the column? Then this is backlash, it...
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    Re: a couple of queries

    Regarding question 1: the software can accommodate any thread pitch as long as it is precisely known. If the pitch is appropriate is another question. 6G, that looks like a tolerance spec. So when...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    OK, so you have a quill. The quill is locked down good and tight at all times , right?
    There is lots of opportunity for problems between the cutter tip ...through the head...to the column.

    Just...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    I'm no G code expert but I don't see a problem with your code. Arcs are programmed as arcs, not as a series of small straight lines.

    In my opinion it is not a software issue.

    You've done...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    Good suggestion.
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    Can you redo your test with a shallower depth of cut? keep EVERYTHING elese the same?
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    "The surface finish is uniformly bad on circles and arcs." if this means that the phenomena is the same around the whole 360 degrees of a circle then to my mind this is a software issue.

    I...
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    Re: Horrible Surface Finish

    From the info you provided it seems that you have identified he two most probable sources, machine loosesness or software.

    I would look into the software setting for how small the linear segments...
  14. Re: Spindle Regrinding Service for Benchtop Machines

    Vmax, do you have an example to show?
  15. Re: Spindle Regrinding Service for Benchtop Machines

    109jb, As a retrofit for a hobbyist, I agree, the short R8 is a good improvement over standard R8 as an entry into quick, repeatable tool changes.

    How would you compare the short R8 to something...
  16. Re: Spindle Regrinding Service for Benchtop Machines

    The short R8 is an interesting idea in theory but it in reality it comes up short.
    For a machine made to use a standard R8, retrofitting a short R8 doesn't offer many advantages.
    In a machine...
  17. Re: thoughts on increasing rigidity of x2 mill? (besides coulmn brace)

    CL, I am having trouble understanding your idea, could you post a picture or sketch?
  18. Re: thoughts on increasing rigidity of x2 mill? (besides coulmn brace)

    I think you should look further into why the Z axis gibs are coming loose.
    Cracks, as mentioned.
    is it not tight enough to begin with? That would cause a lot of vibrations.

    If the gib is tight...
  19. Do the following with a felt tip marker: -stand...

    Do the following with a felt tip marker:
    -stand in front of the machine, facing it, as the user.
    - in the physical center of the table make a dot
    - the dot is home.
    - draw a line through the dot...
  20. Re: CONFUSED... Where to home too... Help! where should my home switches be.

    There are two main purposes of limit switches.
    1- In the case of any sort of malfunction the limit switch at the end of a travel will be triggered before one part of the machine crashes into another...
  21. Re: Any interest in CNC-ready milling machine platform?

    Its an interesting idea.
    My first thought is what is the construction of the basic machine, because that would dictate the usage, so I'll assume cast iron, steel weldments? So milling hard metals? ...
  22. Re: Source oversize balls to reduce backlash?

    Wow, spot on! thanks.
    ( although the prices are a bit of a surprise)
  23. Source oversize balls to reduce backlash?

    Does anyone have a source for oversize balls to reduce backlash?
    The balls are 3.175mm for an SFU1605
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    Re: Choosing the right CNC milling machine

    If you want to purchase a machine that is already CNC and have the choice of the machines in China or a local machine, I suggest buying the local machine, if extra tools or equipment are offered with...
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    Re: Choosing the right CNC milling machine

    The machines located in China will cost alot to ship to europe.

    I think a machine already located in the EU would be cheapest because shipping would be less. Make sure to know if the electronic...
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