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by Estlcam
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Problem with Estlcam and curves
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Problem with Estlcam and curves

Hi,

I've finally found the issue and fixed it with Version 10.013

Christian
by Estlcam
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Problem with Estlcam and curves
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Problem with Estlcam and curves

Hi,

at the moment I'm not sure what causes this (I'll investigate further but have little time at the moment) - but if you open the file in LibreCAD and just save it again Estlcam will read it correctly.

Christian
by Estlcam
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Problem with Estlcam and curves
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Problem with Estlcam and curves

Hi,

can you attach the file so I can see what is wrong?

Christian
by Estlcam
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: G02 Circles
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: G02 Circles

Hi,

splitting arcs is not necessary if your CNC controller interprets it correctly.
It is just "good practise" if you don't know how your CNC controller behaves because a full circle command is ambiguous: it may be seen as a full 360° circle or no circle at all (0°).

Christian
by Estlcam
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microsteps - More = better?
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Microsteps - More = better?

Hi, the most significant change is noise - the more steps the less noise and resonances. But only up to a certain limit - going from 1/2 to 1/4 improves noise a lot 1/4 to 1/8 adds further improvement but 1/8 to 1/16 is barely noticeable. Accuracy improvements are negligible - microsteps are "soft" ...
by Estlcam
Fri May 13, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Problems milling aluminum 6061
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Problems milling aluminum 6061

Hi, for aluminum try good quality (sharp and polished) single flute bits - the material will have a much lower tendency to stick to them as they create less friction and do not heat up as much. There are also much more suitable aluminum alloys like e.g. EN AW-2007 for milling that have almost no ten...
by Estlcam
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: CNC Clock
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

CNC Clock

Hi,

I fooled around a bit last night and built a CNC clock with my Shapeoko:



Christian
by Estlcam
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: Auto leveling / surface scanning Estlcam 8.301
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

Auto leveling / surface scanning Estlcam 8.301

Hi, I just added a surface scan feature to the CNC controller in Estlcam 8.301: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApBfHW7AhsM I don't have a touch probe yet and just used the tool itself as probe and put some aluminum tape on the workpiece. The foil is just connected to the carbide motion probe input a...
by Estlcam
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated

For wood there are 2 important factors to consider: Sharpness: As you've already noticed new tools cut better than old ones. it its sometimes worth getting a more expensive tool - the differences in sharpness and endurance can be significant and compensate the additional cost. Don't mix tools: e.g. ...
by Estlcam
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Roughing and finishing, again
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Roughing and finishing, again

Estlcam has this feature for pockets - it is described in the video from 5:06 on: