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by Spartacus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D model from a photograph
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

3D model from a photograph

Hello all Does anybody know if you can create a 3D model from a photograph in Aspire to create a 3D carving of the photograph. If so can you explain in simple terms. I have tried looking in the manual and video tutorials but am clearly doing something wrong as it never goes as smooth as the tutorial...
by Spartacus
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cutting acrylic
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Re: Cutting acrylic

Thank you for the advice, I have a vacuum bed so hold down shouldn't be a problem I was more concerned about melting issues.

Thanks
by Spartacus
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cutting acrylic
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Cutting acrylic

Hello all, I am about to start using acrylic for the first time could anybody give me some advice for cutting speeds, cutter sizes etc. I will just be cutting simple craft shapes for the wife's crafting hobby/business to start with from sheets of 3mm acrylic. Any advice would be appreciated. Kind re...
by Spartacus
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Maintenance

Thanks

I appreciate your advice. I will get the kit from the manufacturer. I just wondered if there was a cheaper alternative. I suppose the cost is justified as opposed to thousands spent on repairs if things go wrong for the sake of skimping on the maintenance kit.

Kind regards

Neil
by Spartacus
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Maintenance

Thanks for the reply. There are grease nipples on the machine mostly around the z & x drives where it connects to the ball screws. I was advised to keep these greased and then oil the rails for the y drive. Is it best to use the teflon or silicon as opposed to grease and oil then ?

Regards

Neil
by Spartacus
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Maintenance

Can anyone recommend oil and grease to use for general maintenance available in the U.K. and what do you recommend in terms of frequency/hours of use etc. I contacted the manufacturer and they sell a maintenance pack which includes oil, grease, grease gun etc but want to charge me £250 for the kit. ...
by Spartacus
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Newbie decision ! which software ????
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Newbie decision ! which software ????

Thanks so much guys for all your replies I really do appreciate it. I wasn't expecting the response I got and it really is a testament to how good the forum is and how useful it is going to be as I progress. The reason I decided to get a cnc is down to more and more demand from people for personalis...
by Spartacus
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Newbie decision ! which software ????
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Newbie decision ! which software ????

Hello all Just wanted to introduce myself, to start with I'm not really Spartacus (others do claim to be apparently :)) its just a nickname I have acquired over the years (long story). The names Neil and its nice to join you all. I have been browsing the forum for a while and am very impressed with ...