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by tekadept
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Nesting Software
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Nesting Software

I have used a few options over the years for nesting, but Thought I would share some nesting software I just discovered that I have found to work exceptionally well.

It is open source and available free with the option to donate.
the link is https://deepnest.io/
by tekadept
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Is my Shield fault?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Is my Shield fault?

Well all i can definitely say is that a motor doing nothing actually takes more power (i.e. generates heat) than a motor running, so that is part of the story right there. Correct and I understand that, however when you cannot put the finger on a chip after 45 seconds without screaming in pain, whe...
by tekadept
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Is my Shield fault?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Is my Shield fault?

I have a Gshield that came with my shapeoko2, and I have always had issues with it being noisy on z axis and missing occasional steps, and running hot even with heatsink and active cooling, and even with lowest pot setting it still runs Burning to touch hot. I plug in shield, turn on and do NOTHING ...
by tekadept
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help Cutting MDF
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Help Cutting MDF

I've had excellent results with MDF. This is 1/2" MDF. The holes were cut with a 2 flute 1/8" fish tail bit (18,000 rpm / 73 ipm) sold by Precise Bits. The perimeter was an Anama 1/4" "O" Flute bit (12,000 rpm / 70 ipm). How do you find the noise with the 2 flute fish tail? wit the bur bit I can ha...
by tekadept
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help Cutting MDF
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Help Cutting MDF

Source is ebay, I do expect a reduction in quality no doubt, unfortunately being in Australia shipping is prohibitive to get from anywhere else. Although these same endmills cut 3mm Acrylic like butter (obviously as stated im using a new one for the mdf) I am wondering could it be the MDF supply it...
by tekadept
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help Cutting MDF
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Help Cutting MDF

Source is ebay, I do expect a reduction in quality no doubt, unfortunately being in Australia shipping is prohibitive to get from anywhere else. Although these same endmills cut 3mm Acrylic like butter (obviously as stated im using a new one for the mdf) I am wondering could it be the MDF supply its...
by tekadept
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help Cutting MDF
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Help Cutting MDF

I am doing mdf more and more now, and I am coming across something I think is wierd. I have been using a 2mm Burr endmill which is like this https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiMvcPw-MTLAhUBMZQKHUxWCnUQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.dhgate.com%2...
by tekadept
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help interprating Circle diamond square results
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Help interprating Circle diamond square results

Thanks did that and it was much better, will bear this in mind for when I need more accuracy and do the roughing pass.
by tekadept
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help interprating Circle diamond square results
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Help interprating Circle diamond square results

Hi all, just started thinking I should get around to do a Circle diamdon square as im starting to do stuff which needs more accuracy, but im not sure how to interpret. THe square and circle are close within a hair which is fine, however the diamond seems to be off. Below are the measurements. THe di...
by tekadept
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Has anyone in this forum used Estlcam ?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Has anyone in this forum used Estlcam ?

I have used it for quite a while now as CAM software, and its brilliant and easy to use as that. It also doubles as a controller, flashing your arduino with its own software, I am recently trying it out and it works pretty decent, founda few problems where it is cutting fine then just goes all out o...