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by phill05
Fri May 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: stepper motor cable
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: stepper motor cable

I use https://uk.rs-online.com look for shielded CY cable 4 core 1mm but a reel is not cheap.

Phill
by phill05
Sat May 02, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Acrylic edge finishing - Silvo

We use PCD cutters for cutting stone they chip very quickly and you can't sharpen them yourselves they have to be sent away for re-lapping. Sometimes I have used a ground and polished lathe tool (parting off tool) held in a wooden handle to scrape the edges of Acrylic then after a quick wipe down wi...
by phill05
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Restore Mach 3 Post Processor after Aspire software upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Restore Mach 3 Post Processor after Aspire software upgrade

In Aspire on your 1st computer go into File, Application Date folder, Post P, 05-wrapped,Mach, select all 4 PP files or any 1 copy, go into same folders on 2nd computer and paste, you then should be able to use selection from save toolpath.

Phill
by phill05
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Post processor for Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Post processor for Rotary

Hi, The PP you need is one of the Mach2/3-wrapX2A ATC(inch)(*txt) or you might need to look for the one wrapY2A depending on how your 4th axis is oriented to, to find them when you have made a toolpath and you want to save it to use there is a drop down box. toolpaths.JPG Make sure if your running W...
by phill05
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Calling all Vectricians for our COMPETITION - Operation SMILE
Replies: 55
Views: 6723

Re: Calling all Vectricians for our COMPETITION - Operation SMILE

My small contribution to Operation SMILE
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I'll start cutting first thing this coming week, I have a someone special in mind for this one.

Phill
by phill05
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Discounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Discounts

“It´s unwise to pay too much, or to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, but that is all. When you pay too little, you might lose a whole lot more, the respect that you crave, the understanding of the person you deal with. If you have to deal with a lowest bidder, it´s well...
by phill05
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Post processor for Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Post processor for Rotary

Gary thanks for your help sorry for the delay getting back to this, turns out the problem was not with Mach3 as the rotary had been cutting great using CNC Wrapper but I reinstalled Mach3 same problem persisted A axis very very slow and could not get a working Y wrapped to A axis out of V10 even tri...
by phill05
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Post processor for Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Post processor for Rotary

Thanks Gary,

Just tried this and I am getting very slow movement but it is moving now so thinking might have to increase the feed rates when I am on the rotary will try this next.

Phill
by phill05
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Post processor for Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Post processor for Rotary

Adrian,

Thanks never gave it a look will go and try, I knew it must be me.

Phill
by phill05
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Post processor for Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Post processor for Rotary

Is there a special PP for rotary in Aspire, this is my first time trying it with V 10.018, and is not working as I expected, Job setup is correct, preview is correct, save toolpath as G-code ATC mm or Mach2-3 ATC mm results in both tap files showing X,Y,Z, In the past I have always used cnc wrapper ...
by phill05
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Please Help

Have a look here.
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by phill05
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 1st model
Replies: 3
Views: 771

1st model

1st cut model made from Scott's "critter" images this is only in sanding sealer at the moment a little more work to do. 2nd model on the machine now with a duck. Many thanks go's to Scott for the images he let me have of the pond and the critters that live there a lot of which I never see here in th...
by phill05
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machining small aluminum Braille plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Machining small aluminum Braille plates

Hi Phil, As below: DOC.JPG DOC_1.JPG These are small 1.65mm thick by 10mm high cut out of alluminum I found if I do a raster cut at 22.5 degrees all 3 axis are working at the same time and I don't have any problems, I use the same cutter to cut the profile out as well. Just resize the stl to what yo...
by phill05
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3d Model problem - ring around object
Replies: 11
Views: 934

Re: 3d Model problem - ring around object

Just a thought are you using a draft as I have seen this happen when I used it.

Phill
by phill05
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Machining small aluminum Braille plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Machining small aluminum Braille plates

This is something I use quite a lot as my wife is Blind and always has a lot of projects and needs/uses for them, I have cut into hardwood, alluminum and brass plate with no problems, I made some brass light switch plates, and chess boards with braille on for her and her friends, I have a computer k...