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by rig gap
Wed May 26, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Random tabs issue
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: Random tabs issue

I would check for backlash in the "Z" axis. Maybe connectors at the motor pulley or lead screw are loose and allowing erratic movement.
by rig gap
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laser Help
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Laser Help

J-tech has a post processor for Mach3 and instructions on their website.
by rig gap
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Retrieving files saved in post Processor
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Retrieving files saved in post Processor

Yes. Just learned *.nc files cannot be opened and edited. I have been able to learn a lot about the ins and outs of CNC machining but admittedly know very little about the basic act of saving files on a computer. You can open and edit .nc files with a text editor like Wordpad...just right click the...
by rig gap
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Should I Install - G-Wizard
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Should I Install - G-Wizard

I've owned and used G-Wizard for several years in the metal working industry as a CNC machinist and programmer...when it was first introduced, it was a basic speed and feed calculator for metals...over the years it has recognized the woodworking CNC router users and now has calculators for wood and ...
by rig gap
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Anyone have any experience using Datron endmill with 24k Spindle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Anyone have any experience using Datron endmill with 24k Spindle?

Hi everyone Quick question, have anyone tried using Datron endmills to work with a 24k spindle? I plan to make an acrylic display for some of my collections and I plan to use Datron's single flute end mill, I've used their foam cutters before to cut foam, however I feel like foam is a different bea...
by rig gap
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thanks Michael Tyler
Replies: 10
Views: 802

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: 464

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: 18
Views: 3944

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: 1450

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: 2598

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: 266

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: 1607

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: 387

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: 1517

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: 2042

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...