Gallery Of Machines

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Re: Gallery Of Machines

Postby IslaWW » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:31 am

This is my current (re)build. I love bringing these older machines back to life. This one started out on Vectric's side of the pond, but a few upgrades later and it will now run on the right side of the road!

Enjoy: https://youtu.be/jfryQr10nbo
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Re: Gallery Of Machines

Postby IslaWW » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:39 am

This is another machine I have been tinkering on. I got busy for a while and had to set this build aside. Finally got back to getting the tool rack and spindle mounted and the macros written. This video shows a test run of some of those macros. The laser pointer (XYzero), toolchanges, tool measure and dustfoot interaction with all of the above. Ive cut a few small piece, but mostly parts for the grid table system. Speeds are reduced until I have full confidence in these mostly untested macros.

Table is aluminum with a grid of tapped holes on 3" centers. Table bolts, clamps, alignment jigs and maybe even some vacuum pucks are all intended to mount in various locations. A 3/4" MDF spoilboard with oversized holes is bolted over the aluminum.

https://youtu.be/yszA3dqHn-0

More to come!
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Re: Gallery Of Machines

Postby 4DThinker » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:35 pm

Looks good so far, Gary. I'd sure love to have a tool changer for my CNC. I'm working on a simpler (or perhaps more complex) way to change out the whole (small trim) router when a new tool number shows up in the G-code. I have the post processor figured out, and macros for what to do when a new number shows up. I'm only at the idea stage on how to transfer power to each router when they are picked up. I'm on my 2nd strategy for how to capture and release each router. More contemplation will be require for how to move the router rack in and out of cutting limits so the gantry can reach the routers. I have it on drawer slides at the moment and can simply move it in and out as needed, but I'd like to automate that motion.

Looking forward to more of your progress.
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Drill-O-Matic

Postby IslaWW » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:02 am

Here's a peek at last weekends project for the shop.  Its a drill machine that will be put to use drilling control box backplanes to enable component mounting.  Had most of the stuff on hand and I'm trying to decide if that's a good thing.  This was a fun project.

Enjoy:  https://youtu.be/YpI9vKj5Auc
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Gallery Of Machines

Postby Bobtail Farm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:28 pm

Nifty. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Gallery Of Machines

Postby IslaWW » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:53 am

Huey Lewis called and said he would rather you hear my machine than his music. Here is a link with the copyrighted music removed.

Apologies to the forum.

https://youtu.be/-LXAWyfOE-w
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Re: Gallery Of Machines

Postby IslaWW » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:25 pm

A last look at tis machine before it's off to the new Owner. His work requires 6 tools so the machine has been retrofit to accommodate that number.

Video: https://youtu.be/qtzkAExTA00
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Re: Gallery Of Machines

Postby Mogal » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:27 am

Switched over from Mach3 to UCCNC...
VERY HAPPY with it.

Here is my work flow with it...
Nothing special about the code or video... Just wanted to show the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVrVgF8v1ZI&t=54s
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