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by rig gap
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thanks Michael Tyler
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Thanks Michael Tyler

Thanks for a great project...The "Bookpile Box" was a challenge to make, but absolutely worth it.

Phil
by rig gap
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: G-Wizard Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: G-Wizard Calculator

I've been using G-Wizard for several years...I'm a retired CNC machining instructor, and that's how I got started using it. The values as calculated are always a function of your machine integrity (weight, stability, strength, etc.). Once you have the parameters for your particular machine dialed in...
by rig gap
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: MACH3 Shaking and jittery on 3D relief cut
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: MACH3 Shaking and jittery on 3D relief cut

You might try the Mach 2/3 post to see if that does better.
by rig gap
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Compact metal plate engraver
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Compact metal plate engraver

For engraving the materials you are talking about, I would consider a CO2 laser...no clamping involved, just set up the program, lay the part on the grid (maybe in a fixture to create a precision position), and run...biggest worry would be fume extraction....
by rig gap
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Odd Oval Shape
Replies: 46
Views: 1692

Re: Odd Oval Shape

If I'm looking at the image the way I think I am, the oval seems to be symmetrical with straight sides. If that's the case, then a simple pocketing operation with the "Z" zero being at the center or thickest point on the part. Make the cut depth the 5/8" depth of the inner point of the oval. Make mu...
by rig gap
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pendant delay and router movement stop
Replies: 2
Views: 207

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: 845

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: 289

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: 854

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: 987

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: 2263

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: 987

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: 582

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: 804

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: 941

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...