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  1. Thread: Surface probing

    by he1957
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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: dependence on technology essay

    First, you need to work on your grammar.

    What exactly are you trying to say - everyone needs a firewall?
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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"...
  4. 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...
  5. Thread: Surface probing

    by he1957
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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...
  6. 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...
  7. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    Agree with Ian, take the money and stroll away as a winner.

    I "survived/"declined"" several redundancies with each "package" much worse than the previous and figured the next one may be even...
  8. Re: Vacuum Tables - Need Opinions for Machining Acrylic

    For your acrylic works, consider combining the vacuum ideas along with a fixture jig for your blank work pieces.

    What I mean by that is use the vacuum to hold your acrylic flat but mount the...
  9. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    If I read your post correctly you are in the ITC industry but have a former life as a physical Engineer (making stuff and what-not and want back in) - right?

    First I'd say, have a job to go to...
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    Re: CNC for beginner

    Welcome!

    Supply a link to the Manufacturers/Product page and/or photographs of the machine and the controller it came with.

    Show the panels and connectors if you can.

    Did it come with any...
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    Re: End Mill Slip on Pointer

    The needle and plasticine sounds like an easy idea :-)

    For a double ended end mill, I guess you'd have to get one and make your own pointy end...

    For a zero reference position, how about:

    1....
  12. Re: Vise attached to aluminum extrusion directly.

    IIRC, this is buried somewhere in a thread about the Saturn 3 machine and was about some 6 months ago.
  13. Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Hi there RossCNC.

    Had a quick look at the three sites as listed in order. Just a few comments in site order.

    Site 1:...
  14. Re: Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit from CNC-Aid.com

    Haven't used this or another type of spring loaded engraving tool and haven't seen those that run under power, usually just stationary scratching types.

    Made my own spring loaded pen holder for...
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    Re: Opening doors to a new shop

    Hummm,

    Not sure what you folks do. Do you do machinery design and/or fabrication or do you do websites?
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    Re: Software Advice Needed

    For what sounds quite straight-forward, just some hand coding with a parametric style to adjust dimensions might be easy enough. Mach-x can do this.

    Otherwise have a look at:

    1. SimplyCam from...
  17. Thread: hello all

    by he1957
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    Re: hello all

    Not a lot of information about your machine.

    Provide some more details such as:

    1. The control system - is it a DSP or other type (UCCNC or some other) - maker?
    2. Any manuals provided?
    3....
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    Re: NCStudio OR Controller

    Be careful with that. Older network interfaces with RJ45 connectors may not auto-detect a cross-over cable properly. Cheaper cables may not have enough wires or be incorrectly wired. If the...
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    Re: NCStudio OR Controller

    There are some very efficient high speed EoP (EthernetOverPower) adapters these days. Plug one into a power point in the house and the other in a power point in the workshop. This gives you an...
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    Re: Rich Auto controller not loading

    Cool. When you get some time post what got you going (if that's ok).

    Yay!!!
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    Re: Need to flatten 5/8" thick aluminum plate

    Similar to @coherents suggestions. The reason for high-side up in my original comment. That leaves the lowest points around the edges but outside the cutting area. Essentially the whole top...
  22. Re: Need Vacuum/ spoil board suggestions for small thin alum. Labels!

    5000 nameplates, that's quite a lot. So is 10000 screws in and out :-(

    Ignoring costs (some homework for you) I'd consider the following:

    1. Make a cover sheet from acrylic, pocket the sheet...
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    Re: NCStudio OR Controller

    The OP was asking about an issue with theft of a PC controlling the machine. The suggestion of a DSP was based on that and the RichAuto control system is very compact. The BoB lives in the...
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    Re: Rich Auto controller not loading

    You beauty - progress! :-)

    I had the Chinese language issue after an upgrade but no parameters were affected.

    I went through their manual again and from what they say, the machine parameters...
  25. Thread: New to CNC

    by he1957
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    Re: New to CNC

    Feeds and speeds, materials and choice of bits.

    Then there's RPM on the bit, how many cutting edges and the material the bit is made out of. The cheaper bits (often steel body with carbide...
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