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by Greolt
Fri May 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: How do you Home a 4th Axis
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: How do you Home a 4th Axis

There is an NPN sensor inside the box and I’m fairly sure I’ve wired it up correctly but I’m stumped. I don’t even know if I need to home it at all. So you believe the home switch is wired up correctly. First thing would be to see if it is working. On the diagnostics page look to see if Mach3 is re...
by Greolt
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Easter Bunny
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Easter Bunny

Probably not what you are accustomed to seeing on this forum.
I use Vectric software for all my cnc plasma projects.
Made this simple cutout for the benefit of my grand children, who I am unable to visit on this virus affected Easter Sunday.
by Greolt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Plasma CNC
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Plasma CNC

Not a lot of activity here about plasma CNC. PlasmaSpider is an active forum to do with plasma. I use Vectric CAM software to create my toolpaths for plasma. That is mostly because I already have it for use with other CNC machines. It is perfectly capable for Plasma use. However the vast majority of...
by Greolt
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best Machine Controller for 4th axis
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Best Machine Controller for 4th axis

I use a PP that I wrote. There is a good PP editing guide in the help menu.

If the OP would like some assistance he .can PM me
by Greolt
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best Machine Controller for 4th axis
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Best Machine Controller for 4th axis

I use UCCNC for 4th axis. Works fine.


UCCNC supports G93 code which is great for 4th axis.
by Greolt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Rotating degrees/min
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Rotating degrees/min

Does the Probotix control support G93 code?

A lot of controllers have inbuilt methods to compensate rotary axis feedrate. Mach3 does.

Almost all controllers will support G93 code.

Vectic software will output G93. Not sure all versions do.
by Greolt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

Roly

If you have zeroed the A axis and entered A90 in the MDI and the A axis did not move then,

you have a machine setup problem. Chasing Vectric Post Processor problems is pointless at this stage.

Get the A axis connected and set up in Mach3 properly and then you can move onto any futher issues.
by Greolt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

All WHAT did was slow the whole system to an absolute crawl.


Zero the A axis DRO
Type A360 in the MDI and press enter.
Does the A axis move? Does it do a full turn?
by Greolt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need advice about rotary turning
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Need advice about rotary turning

If the Goode is calling A axis moves but A axis is not moving, then that is a machine setup issue, not a PP problem.

Is it that the rotary axis does not move or are you just talking about the toolpath view in Mach3?

Those are two different issues.
by Greolt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Cutting into area that ruins the part question
Replies: 21
Views: 2752

Re: Cutting into area that ruins the part question

I have never seen this. Is it possible to upload the code used in this example. "What would be easily cleared when the material is uwrapped flat can often end up in the way once the toolpaths are bent around the actual cylindrical model." This is a misunderstanding of the wrapping of a toolpath. The...
by Greolt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thin Plywood
Replies: 21
Views: 2928

Re: Thin Plywood

Leo

We use a ton of this bamboo ply.

Laser cut and engraved. 1.5 2.5 and 4.3mm mostly

This supplier is obviously in Australia but I am sure it is available in US

https://www.letobamboo.com/
by Greolt
Sat May 18, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Nesting Multiple Materials in the same file
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

Re: Nesting Multiple Materials in the same file

I regularly nest a large number of odd shapes onto different material sheets. On type of material is standard cut to 800 x 600 and others 800 x 500. I simply set material size to one size, nest all the shapes that need to be cut from that and export the nest to a file type ready for the laser. Then ...
by Greolt
Mon May 06, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: engraving numbers with the wrapped output
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: engraving numbers with the wrapped output

Just to add to Gerry's info, If you want to have Z axis origin on the outer diameter of the cylinder rather than the center of rotation, then enter the radius value in the "Rotation Radius DRO". Or more correctly, the amount that the Z axis origin is above the center of rotation. Mach3 needs to know...
by Greolt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: gcode resetting my surface zero to Z-0.200"
Replies: 327
Views: 19821

Re: gcode resetting my surface zero to Z-0.200"

Has anyone ran the small file, how did it act? Not much point me running your crv file. First I must post process it and it won't be with the same PP as you use. Do you have an ATC or are you using fixed length tooling? If not then why use an ATC PP? Or I should ask, what PP are you using? What if ...
by Greolt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Trying to avoid buying other software
Replies: 19
Views: 4161

Re: Trying to avoid buying other software

Thanks Mobius

Took a look and it mostly goes over my head.