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    Sticky: Re: Mach3 Windows 10 64bit 1803 Provisional Patch

    Hi Gerry - Yes, the "Mach3Version3.043.exe" Mach3 installer file currently posted (contains v3.043.062 +" Win10 1803 patch") is the correct binary. If folks have already patched their Mach3 install,...
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    Sticky: Re: Mach3 Windows 10 64bit 1803 Provisional Patch

    Quick update; The lastest Mach3 download from Artsoft, v3.043.062, posted on their site contains the fix for Win 10 64bit 1803 (and beyond)! > http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates...
  3. Re: Mach3 no longer works in Windows 10 as of version 1803

    All,

    For your awareness, we have a provisional patch posted over on our "CNC Router Parts" forum that resolves the issue preventing Mach3 from successfully initializing on the Windows 10 64bit...
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    Mach3 Windows 10 64bit 1803 Provisional Patch

    Like many in the CNC community, we and our customers have been affected by the Windows 10 (64bit), version 1803 update issue that leaves the Mach3 application unable to completely load (after profile...
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    Re: Question on spoilboard attachement- Question

    In case folks haven't seen it, we recently updated our reference spoilboard project for large format machines (still configurable for custom sizes from 2' x 2' benchtop machines to 5' x 10' and...
  6. Re: PRO CNC Build Series: Plug and Play Electronics and Spindle Connection Guide

    The Plug-and-Play controllers use stand-alone digital motor drivers and the DIY (NEMA 23) kits use a integrated multi-driver package that incorporate the drivers and some IO to simplify DIY wiring...
  7. PRO CNC Build Series: Plug and Play Electronics and Spindle Connection Guide

    All - For those of you building one of our machines (or considering) here is our latest PRO Build Series video covering our Plug-and-Play CNC Electronics (NEMA 34, NEMA 23), and the 2.2kW Plug and...
  8. VCarve Walk-through: Wall-mount Key Holder "Design and Make" Project

    All - I thought I'd share our latest sample project here. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions!

    This was done using VCarve Pro however, equally applicable to VCarve and Aspire. ...
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    Re: Fusion 360 vs Sketchup/VCarve Pro

    Wow, that is awesome! The beveled armrest cutaway is great. If you don't mind I'm going to send our local luthier club a link to these pictures.

    Great point - and reminds me of a PSA regarding...
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    Re: Fusion 360 vs Sketchup/VCarve Pro

    In terms of learning content. I'd recommend checking out;

    1) the official Fusion 360 Learning Page Learn Fusion 360 in 60 Minutes | 3D CAD/CAM Modeling Tutorials There has been a significant...
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    Re: Fusion 360 vs Sketchup/VCarve Pro

    Hi Daniellyall,

    Thanks for the feedback. Rule 1, as you call it, is a good tip, however is intended as a suggestion for parametric designs - less relevant to direct-model designs as most our...
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    Re: Fusion 360 vs Sketchup/VCarve Pro

    Hi David,

    I agree with TwoWheelMike - though I'll make a few additional points;

    1) VCarve CAM auto-nesting of parts and sheet setup is very good (for example - Fusion doesn't have...
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    Re: Fusion 360 vs Sketchup/VCarve Pro

    Hi David,

    Yes, It is difficult to gauge the "workflow transition costs" versus the promise of new features, user experience, pricing models, and capabilities. I think sometimes CAD tools are...
  14. Re: Ghost Lines in surface - continues after upgrade -

    In parallel with Gerry's suggestion - Sounds like Cory gave you some things to try. Let us know how you get on!

    -Nathan
  15. Re: Video How to: Increase the Effective Speed & Quality of your Fusion 360 CNC progr

    Thanks! Yes - we had a blast too. It was great seeing people design their own custom 3D car, watch it get machined, and build & race it all within 30minutes. CNC - the original (and still...
  16. Re: Video How to: Increase the Effective Speed & Quality of your Fusion 360 CNC progr

    Great point, well put.

    -Nathan
  17. Re: Video How to: Increase the Effective Speed & Quality of your Fusion 360 CNC progr

    I'd say more or less it does - Fit-curve-to-selected-vectors is essentially Vectric's analog to Fusion's smoothing feature in this context. It is a different workflow and involves a bit more upfront...
  18. Video How to: Increase the Effective Speed & Quality of your Fusion 360 CNC programs

    Hi Everyone - We've posted a video that I thought I'd share here too.

    It is essentially our "Toolpath Tolerance PSA" for improving the speeds (doubling in the case of our simple sample project)...
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    Re: question about a table for a BenchTop PRO

    Hi - We haven't found cups/pockets in the table for the Benchtop PRO feet to be necessary in our experience, however it certainly couldn't hurt if you feel motivated to create small locating pockets....
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    Re: Making the dust shoe

    Other than the friction lock features you mentioned - that looks really good! Yeah, the lower frame should be big enough that you can support a fairly wide range of router/spindle sized upper frames...
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    Re: Making the dust shoe

    Hi - You should be able to change then MagnetDiameter parameter to .5 and do a press-pull on the faces of the magnet retaining features of the upper frame to remove those features. Attached is a...
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    Re: Making the dust shoe

    Hi,

    You can download the Fusion design file pre-programmed for the CNC Router Part's 2.2kW Spindle from our Thingiverse project here --> Parametric_CRP_Dust_Shoe_v1.1.80mm_CRP_3HP_Spindle.F3D
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  23. Poll: Re: Latest Design CRP PRO4896 Build log Awesomeness!!

    Workin,

    Our profile linear rails are cut and deburred on one end (the norm for linear rails), and precision ground on the other end specifically for making a clean and precise splice when...
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    Re: Getting weird machine movement/behavior

    Kosh - Good find/call on G28 - For future reference / others benefit I'll add that there is a "CNCRouterParts" POST in Fusion 360 you can use that will have defaults (such as G28 disabled) and a...
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    Re: Starting Pro4848 - Question about 80/20

    Hi Mokra,

    That is a great question, we would suggest that you try to square the base to within about 1/16" when measuring diagonally. Using homing switches will allow you to auto square the gantry...
  26. Re: Trying to cut 1/2 acrylite cast acrylic. Have tried everythin

    In the video clip I referenced - that was 120 IPM @ .125" DUC.


    -Nathan
  27. Re: Trying to cut 1/2 acrylite cast acrylic. Have tried everythin

    awerby has good advice. Keeping the tool and material cool is the key - though some tools have a higher/more forgiving range of acceptable feeds & speeds.

    We've used the Freud Up-Cut Spiral 1/4"...
  28. Re: Design and Make with CNC Router Parts - Video Projects

    Thanks! We are glad you liked it. -Nathan
  29. Re: Design and Make with CNC Router Parts - Video Projects

    Thank you! Some responses below.

    Sure, it is best practice to make sure the touch plate sits as flush as possible on the surface you are sensing. Compressed air works great.

    The wood blank...
  30. Design and Make with CNC Router Parts - Video Projects

    We thought we'd share some of our recent "Design and Make" How-to CNC projects with the forum community. Let us know what you'd like to see next (or less of) and anything else that might make these...
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