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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    Okay you didn't make the same mistake of applying prismatic overcut to the base. The youtube video confused me on that detail due to the video using an older version.

    And what happens if the...
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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    If you are using Scorch's youtube video as a guide it could be the same issue I ran up against.
    Link--->https://www.cnczone.com/forums/opensource-software/146222-cnc-software-20.html
    start reading...
  3. Thread: Software

    by cyclestart
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    Re: Software

    DesignSpark is CAD only, or am I missing something ? What software is used to create a g-code file suitable for a router or mill ? The great part with Fusion or FreeCAD is they are CAD+CAM and...
  4. Re: Fusion 360/Mach 3 Gcode program end code help

    G28 is confusing you because it is a confusing command. The confusing part is it has an intermediate point in it's return to home (or other position defined by parameter). That intermediate point...
  5. Re: Fusion 360/Mach 3 Gcode program end code help

    If the property settings have a box Use G28 Yes/No change the option to No

    But the post processor property settings are probably as Jim has shown, I could be remembering an older pp.

    btw: I...
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    Re: Alternative to Taig mill?

    I'm not sure what the differences are between a BF20 and a G0704, I think the G0704 is a variant or clone ?? Ball screw kits are available for the G0704 and most builds I've seen use DIY kits....
  7. Re: Help pricing old non-working harbor freight mill

    I'd take that at $50 any day. Got spare treadmill motors+controls.
  8. Re: Help pricing old non-working harbor freight mill

    Oh ouch ! The machine looks in nice shape plus it's been converted to a belt drive.
    Original type replacement motors for these things aren't cheap so your reluctance to go there is understandable. ...
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    Re: Alternative to Taig mill?

    Something ready to run ?
    There's not much in the small and inexpensive turnkey cnc market. I've seen stuff on AliExpress if you're feeling brave.
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    Re: Where to start? 3040 parts upgrade

    Given your interest in expanding that machine into 3D printing and associated hardware, there's another website worth checking out.
    Link -->http://https://www.v1engineering.com/
    And the kind...
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    Re: Where to start? 3040 parts upgrade

    If you can decide on how to control the machine the rest of the pieces of the puzzle will begin to fit together. If the budget is limited I'd go Linuxcnc. Well actually I'd go Linuxcnc regardless...
  12. Re: z axis mini mill, cutting in between ways?

    Sometimes there are no responses because no one knows the correct answer. My gut feeling is little structural integrity has been lost but someone skilled in FEA software can answer without depending...
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    Re: Overplunging

    On a machine without positional feedback the control runs blind.
    If the g-code is (not running incremental in this example) G01 Z-1 F100 but the z axis stalls at Z0 the machine 'believes' it's...
  14. Re: Fixed gantry or column for mill rigidity?

    peteeng
    Using Fusion 360 I have posts containing many G2/G3 moves. Some tool paths like bearing pockets are almost entirely G2/G3 arcs. If you get no arcs programmed it may be something to do with...
  15. Thread: Z axis idea

    by cyclestart
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    Re: Z axis idea

    An image search for 'plano milling machine' turns up machines of this type of configuration. Possibly because the design resembles a moving table planer ?...
  16. Re: Fixed gantry or column for mill rigidity?

    Linuxcnc uses only 'dumb' hardware or stated another way the PC remains in control. 'Dumb' sounds a little insulting to some of the excellent hardware available but I think even the Mesa...
  17. Re: Fixed gantry or column for mill rigidity?

    Back in another lifetime I ran a Mazak VQC 20/50B bridge type mill. Pound-for-Pound it was a rigid machine. Unfortunately I can't find photos of the bridge with the swarf protection removed.
    ...
  18. Re: Fixed gantry or column for mill rigidity?

    Seeing as no one else has replied I'll toss in 2 cents.
    The blocks you're looking at have huge capacity. The question may not be will they handle the load (?) but rather what is the lifespan of the...
  19. Re: Fixed gantry or column for mill rigidity?

    Well that's a handy thing to have on hand !
    You're probably already aware of the WADE'O router but here's a link anyway:
    https://www.wadeodesign.com/design-details.html
    It's not designed to be a...
  20. Re: issues with gcode file produced from fusion 360 used in mach3

    My wood cutting cnc machine uses a hardware store router. I think of the tool length as unrepeatable when changing tools. or at least I've never bothered trying to make the tool stick out the same...
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    Re: SIEG X2L CNC By new member.

    This design has been around a long while.
    Link----->https://www.heavymetalcnc.com/x2/
    Including delivery and fees possibly a bit pricey in Australia ?

    You can do this. Worst case you learn by...
  22. Re: Interpreting Opinions for Gecko vs Cheap Drivers

    Small technical quibble. The drives plug in to the board. They can be run stand-alone if desired ... but that kind of defeats the purpose of paying for the rest of it. :)

    At the time the G540 was...
  23. Re: issues with gcode file produced from fusion 360 used in mach3

    Yep. I have one of those aluminium springs on the trophy shelf as well. or better descibed 2ps of 1 of those springs.

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    Yep. I have one of those aluminium springs on the...
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    Re: G-Code Tool compensation question

    If the same geometry is programmed as an outside profile is the problem the same ?
    Not knowing that control I'm taking a wild guess that it's detecting a gouge situation where the path can't find...
  25. Re: Does anyone know: why was the Seig kx1 discontinued?

    I've seen KX1 or re-badged KX1 recently on Aliexpress. Not sure if it was recently manufactured or NOS.
  26. Re: issues with gcode file produced from fusion 360 used in mach3

    That option doesn't affect Z. That compensation will decide whether G41/G42 is applied to the tool radius . You probably aren't using G41/G42.

    The work offset on a 3 axis machine G54 (55 56 etc)...
  27. Re: LMS 3900 partial cnc build go back to manual?

    I'm not sure what a e240 stepper motor is, possibly nema 24 size? Normally on a mill "a" is a rotary (4th) axis and a vertical axis is "z". If the machine came with a rotary that's a nice bonus. ...
  28. Re: raspberry pi with either bcnc or ugs manual operations

    A bit of clarification. Those python scripts will run on your pi without linuxcnc, just need python which you already have.
    If we're running the same bCNc jogging is incremental with no...
  29. Re: raspberry pi with either bcnc or ugs manual operations

    Agreed that Fusion 360 is way overkill for a simple facing operation, besides I'd be shocked if Fusion runs on a pi.
    bCNC's built in CAM can do a facing operation. It's named "Flatten" in the CAM...
  30. Re: Stock crash - gcode analysis and postproc modification

    If the Z moves on that line it truly is a mystery.
    Are you testing with single-block active?
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