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by rig gap
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pendant delay and router movement stop
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Pendant delay and router movement stop

Just for grins, you might want to re-format your usb...if it's one you continually use with lots of programming on it, or continually erase and reload programs, that can cause fragmentation and make things slow down.
by rig gap
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?

I saw some specs at one time that said the HD 400 had machined linear rails instead of round rails, but now I can't find that and all the pics I've seen show round rails...you may consider making a call or email Next Wave Automation.
by rig gap
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Multiple Jet_On causing excessive pauses
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Multiple Jet_On causing excessive pauses

I would contact Next Wave Automation and ask their opinion.
by rig gap
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Weak Stepper Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Weak Stepper Motor

I ran into a similar problem on a Powermatic (same as Axiom) CNC that I was repairing, except it was the "Y" axis...the ball screw for the axis was causing the ball nut to bind because it wasn't adjusted properly and was causing the carriage to bind in one spot near the end of it's travel...this was...
by rig gap
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm

Can I ask what 220v Air Cooled you purchased. I have decided to do 220v. I am looking at Automation Technology Inc. https://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-spindles/2200w-3hp-air-cooled-cnc-milling-spindle/ I ordered mine from an e-bay seller (Rattmotor)...it came with the spind...
by rig gap
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Y axis different
Replies: 46
Views: 1364

Re: Y axis different

If you have 2 motors driving the gantry, it sounds like the 2 are not in sync and 1 is losing Or gaining steps...if you can check the motors for equal steps per inch or mm, and check the motors are driving the same when commanded to move a specified distance.
by rig gap
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZSPT5R/?coliid=I3TOL5U4B06BO8&colid=1ENUR015W3RZ2&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Any thoughts on this kit. Also I run a Bosch 2 1/4 router now. Will a 110v Spindle perform better than the Bosch Router or is it not worth the upgrade? I changed from a Freud 2 1/4 hp router t...
by rig gap
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Will Aspire drive a laser?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Will Aspire drive a laser?

I use Aspire with my 8.5 watt laser attached to my CNC router...the toolpath is mostly the same as an engraving or profile toolpath...I just had to modify my post so there was no "Z" movement, and called the laser a spindle so the intensity was varied by the speed control...found all the info on "Jt...
by rig gap
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: outside radius around 3d model
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: outside radius around 3d model

Since you already have the profile, have you thought of using a 1/2" roundover bit....it would be considerably faster than a 2 rail sweep.
by rig gap
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Has anyone cut cloth?
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Has anyone cut cloth?

I cut vinyl decal material with my CNC and drag knife...I hold the material with a backer made for a "Cricut" machine...it has a slightly tacky surface so the vinyl sheet lays/stays flat...put the backer on the CNC machine with strips of masking tape and cut...should work with cloth...the backer can...
by rig gap
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting an arc in X-Z Axis
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Re: Cutting an arc in X-Z Axis

If you are familiar with g-code and can write longhand programs, arcs using a G18 command instead of G17 will make the G02 or G03 circular commands move in the x-z plane...in case you still wanted to know.
by rig gap
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: New and need help
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: New and need help

Do you have limit switches or proximity switches at the home position...if so, initiating a move to home position should reset the X and Y axes to zero...if you don't have switches, you'll have to manually (arrow keys) move to the X And Y zero locations then reset the zeros manually. In either case,...
by rig gap
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: HD4 with 7 watt laser
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: HD4 with 7 watt laser

I specified the smallest diameter I could (1/32") just so the toolpath preview would look right...as Adrian said, just choose to cut on the line, not inside/outside.
by rig gap
Sun May 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: post processor
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: post processor

If your Shark has a pendant then use cncshark usb arcs in
by rig gap
Wed May 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 60 degree vs 90 degree V bit Inlay?
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: 60 degree vs 90 degree V bit Inlay?

Check your tool data base for both tools...is the feed rate the same for both?