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by bgriggs
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Torchmate Postprocessor without ATC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Re: Torchmate Postprocessor without ATC?

Thanks Adrian,

We did that and got it working. We had to adjust the Z axis velocity slower, because the torch moves faster than a router but that was the only detail we needed to adjust.

Bill
by bgriggs
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Torchmate Postprocessor without ATC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Torchmate Postprocessor without ATC?

Does anyone know of a postprocessor for the Torchmate Growth Series machines without an ATC?

Bill
by bgriggs
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Re: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?

Thanks Tim.

Actually I was referring to the front of the unit where instead of mitered angle you used a straight line.

Bill
by bgriggs
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?

I remember attending the Vectric Users group meeting in either 2010 or 2009. There was a fireplace on display at that meeting, I think maybe Jim McGrew made it from James Booth design. Does anyone know if there is a picture of that floating around somewhere? I remember he joined the parts in an unus...
by bgriggs
Wed May 28, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Aluminum parts with Aspire
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Re: Aluminum parts with Aspire

The Haas uses a flood coolant system. I used a .675" 4. Flute bit.

Bill
by bgriggs
Wed May 28, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Aluminum parts with Aspire
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Aluminum parts with Aspire

I cut my first aluminum parts from start to finish using Aspire today. In the past I have made aluminum parts using another software but I wanted to try Aspire for these parts because it is much easier to use. I had to come up with a postprocessor that worked on the machine (a Haas VFO). Since I cou...
by bgriggs
Wed May 28, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: HAAS Post Processor
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: HAAS Post Processor

I just changed the metric post processor to inches today. Do what they say in the previous post but you also need to edit the G21 to read G20. This switched the units to inches from millimeters.

Bill
by bgriggs
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Auto Z Plate from CNC Router Parts Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 4524

Re: Auto Z Plate from CNC Router Parts Problem

Double check that your machine coordinates and your material coordinates are accurate. If one is out of whack, the program can move in the wrong direction.
by bgriggs
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Z Height tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: Z Height tool

I haven't found it yet but this post may also help you. http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18677

Bill
by bgriggs
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Z Height tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: Z Height tool

You may not have made enough posts to receive a pm.

I did a post on how to build an edge finder on this forum a few years ago. I will look up the post an put a link here later.

Bill
by bgriggs
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Laptop specification.
Replies: 24
Views: 8014

Re: Laptop specification.

Hi, If you want to use a laptop to control your CNC machine then I recommend you use a motion control device to eliminate your parallel port. The reason I say this is that most laptops (or computers for that matter ) no longer come with parallel ports as standard equipment. When you combine this wit...
by bgriggs
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aligning 3d components
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Aligning 3d components

You can also is the guide lines to set a location and lock them in place.

Import your 3D part and use the move tool to move it near the spot. As the part gets close the cursor will change to indicate when it is lined up on the intersection of the guide lines.

Bill
by bgriggs
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Another sealing before finishing question
Replies: 20
Views: 11964

Re: Another sealing before finishing question

Danb, I did a series of blog posts about a year ago that dealt with exactly how I sealed the wood and finished it. Part 7-9 of my CNC sign Project deal with the actual finishing of the sign including some methods I tested that worked and some that didn't work. Here is a link to part seven. http://ww...
by bgriggs
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Airfoil
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: Airfoil

This is the most complete study of low Reynolds numbers airfoils I know of.

http://aerospace.illinois.edu/m-selig/

Bill
by bgriggs
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Fluting help
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Fluting help

Angie,

I have a specific reason for wanting to use a fluting path vs a profile. Thanks or the advice on the profile cut. I was familiar with that method.

Bill