Hello Mr.'s Bob / Scott,
Gents thanks a mill - the penny has dropped , I know exactly what you are saying and have some thoughts to complete the process. I've come to realize that owning a cnc machine is much like building a sand rail - there is always something that will change - next up I might add some branches and a turbo
speaking of Turbo, I have been trying to find guidance all over the web with regards to upgrades I am planning for my machine - the end result that I am after, is to be able to cut 10mm MFD with 1 pass, currently, I cat with 6.36mm bit @ .8mm passes, then the 1 nema23 starts heating up (after about 60min of cutting) jumps steps as ruins the cut completely.
Can you guys perhaps recommend somebody here that I can speak to to explain the current setup versus what I plan to upgrade to in order to achieve a particular result please.
this machine runs on Nema 23 stepper motors, a 730watt trimmer - it's most frustrating designing things, starting a cut, opening a beer and then to choke on that same beer when the steps starts jumping and ... I could get quite upset
essentially, this is the machine I have... (1m x 2m) it's slow, partly due to the low wattage of the trimmer - can't really set it any faster as the trimmer just doesn't have the power to cut at the same speed as the axis directs.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJvCDN-4zHQ
Guys, if you have any ideas who I can talk to about my upgrade ideas (stepper motors, stepper drivers and spindles) - please let me know as I desperately need some advice (email or skype)
Gentlemen, thanks a mill for your time taken to reply, for the knowledge you share freely, I appreciate it from a world away
Hope you have a super weekend - if either of you own a sand rail - have fun!!