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    Re: 5 axis post-What should I expect?

    My experience with 5 axis has all been with Siemens 840Ds. Issues I've seen have all been related to machine builders not following Siemens' documentation, standards, and having things set...
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    Re: 5 axis post-What should I expect?

    I prefer controller.

    What is your controller? What is your machine?
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    re: 5 axis post-What should I expect?

    I've found a lot of performance difference depends on if the inverse kinematics is done in the controller or if that is being done in CAM.
  4. The Tormach xsTECH router is in the same price...

    The Tormach xsTECH router is in the same price range as the Taig machines and at a quick glance looks to have similar specs.
  5. Re: Looking for a desktop CNC milling machine for brass, copper, and aluminum

    The Tormach 440 is probably the biggest machine that fits that description, but it's $7000. It'd hold its value well, though, and you'll be able to keep your tooling if you go up to a 770M or 1100M....
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    Butyl tape woes

    I just moved shop and had to disassemble and reassemble my enclosure. The butyl tape doesn't seal well to begin with and was an absolute nightmare to try to reseal. I ended up removing it all and...
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    Poll: Re: HASS vs. Tormach 1100MX

    Isn't that an 1100MX with a toolchanger and a TM-1 without a tool changer?
    You are correct. That's not a comparison.
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    Re: Centroid Acorn experiences?

    Considering that they're using a BeagleBone, I wonder if they're packaging Machinekit similar to how Tormach packages LinuxCNC to make pathpilot.
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    They initially said 4th quarter of 2018. Most recently "this winter", which could mean as late as the 1st quarter of 2019. So I guess the best answer would be "soon?".
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    Re: Moving Forum to Facebook

    I won't go to Facebook.
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    I believe the MX machines are getting a different BT30 spindle provisioned for a PDB and ATC.
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    I'm wonder how much lack of preventative maintenance or poor operating practice has to do with pullout problems.
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    For the time being, yes, manual tool changing. I've got a 770M. It's my understanding that with the MX machines Tormach intends on doing an ATC with the BT30 spindle and that I would be able to...
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    I went R8/TTS. I'm wating for Tormach's BT30 support to mature.
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    Re: G0704 Motor Upgrade For 110v

    There are 110V input VFDs.
  16. Re: Anyone who purchased one of the new 770/1100 M Post Up

    This thread on PM seems to be applicable, and was why I decided on Permatex Gasket maker:
    https://is.gd/mjDLp4
  17. Re: Anyone who purchased one of the new 770/1100 M Post Up

    The directions only specify using it between the tray and base. The enclosure doesn't come with any more butel tape and relies on a tight fit between mating surfaces and flanges. There's also slotted...
  18. Re: Anyone who purchased one of the new 770/1100 M Post Up

    I got my 770M up about 2 weeks ago.
    Right now I'm fighting enclosure leaks. This weekend I'm going to disassemble the entire enclosure and reassemble with some automotive gasket sealant.

    After...
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    Re: am I doing this right?

    It's for LinuxCNC.

    Sent from my E5803 using Tapatalk
  20. Re: Building my first machine, and trying to do it right.

    Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
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    Re: Tormach or Chinese cnc mill?

    My intention is Mesa, but right now I'm just running my steppers via a parallel port.
    I'm more talking about the real time kernel being picky about what CPU it likes.

    Sent from my SM-G900M using...
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    Re: Tormach or Chinese cnc mill?

    Linux's real time kernel offerings seem to be very picky about the hardware they like. First step is to make sure you have hardware it agrees with.

    Sent from my SM-G900M using Tapatalk
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    Re: Tormach or Chinese cnc mill?

    I just got done with a linuxcnc installation on my sieg kx3. I'm willing to help once you're to that point.

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    am I doing this right?

    I've written a short parametric program for doing vise clamps out of bar stock. I'm new to this and am wanting to learn and implement best practices for programming in G-code. Would anyone be willing...
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    Re: Building a Pendant for LinuxCNC

    That's probably your best bet and probably the most flexible, as well. It's how I'd do it, at least.
  26. Re: What CAD or CAD/CAM program would you recommend?

    Have you given fusion 360 a try?

    Sent from my XT1045 using Tapatalk
  27. Re: Relationship between lead screw and pulley

    Maybe you need to describe it some more, as I'm not understanding what you are asking.
    If they're on separate axes then there isn't one.


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  28. Re: Current motherboards which offer parallel ports

    That's a fantastic answer. Thank you very much.
  29. Re: Current motherboards which offer parallel ports

    How about we limit the comparison to things using the parallel port connector, such as the Mesa 6I25 board: Mesa Electronics
    What would be the advantage of the Mesa board over using a system with a...
  30. Re: Current motherboards which offer parallel ports

    Is there any advantage to an onboard parallel port, versus using one of the many PCIe cards designed for CNC control?
    Cost is obviously an advantage of just using the parallel port.
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