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by jdunne
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: bit getting "sucked" down
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

bit getting "sucked" down

Hello shapers, So I have been putting a lot of time in on my S2... Upgraded to acme screw, nema23, and the 400W quite spindle. Adjusted and re-adjusted for square and removed as much play as possible without binding, using the eccentric nuts. I am using 1/4 single flute upper cut bit.... So my first...
by jdunne
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Homing switches.... workflow
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Homing switches.... workflow

So I am about to install 3 switches, for x, y, z... to use as homing switches... I totally get the concept. But I don't understand how to then use the home position to determine the proper z depth for the workpiece? I see some videos showing using a metal contact plate to then set Z zero. But I assu...
by jdunne
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: consistent zero
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: consistent zero

nice So the only remaining "issue" I seem to run into with UGS is large nc files. I have large nc files that are a combination of rough and several finish passes. I find one large nc file either seems to hang UGS when it loads... or it starts to send to the cnc, but UI becomes unresponsive... If how...
by jdunne
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D CAD Tool Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 71870

Re: 3D CAD Tool Poll

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Joe
by jdunne
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: pause between each line
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: pause between each line

Thanks again I have already been using the grbl post. So you would think it would take care of stuff like this... I am going to take your advice on the G70 line... I will try this on the the same code and see what happens... Also I wonder am I just committing some unforced errors by sending the code...
by jdunne
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: pause between each line
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: pause between each line

BTW I am using HSMWorks.... Not all the HSMworks code is slow. I have done tests, where it runs very fast... which is the annoying part. I test, looks good. Then I create a real run. and I get this.. I have glbl .8c I cant see any errors, since I can't see though since UGS is relatively unresponsive...
by jdunne
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: pause between each line
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: pause between each line

slow.nc
(34.81 KiB) Downloaded 28 times

SOrry I thought I did post the gcode.. but I guess it was too big... I copy pasted just the first 1000 lines... it is a big file. But it starts off slow immediately
by jdunne
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: pause between each line
Replies: 6
Views: 791

pause between each line

Guys, I need to tap into your very helpful advice again. I have trying to figure out why some of my gcode seems to cause the grbl to pause at each line. Or at least that is what it looks like. I have created a multi pass toolpath. and I had thought that I tried to bump up the feedrate to 100in/min.....
by jdunne
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: consistent zero
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: consistent zero

Awesume,

Thank for the answers guys. The english to metric totally makes sense.... I will address this. Also I just recieved my limit switches, and will be adding that to my build this weekend
by jdunne
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: shifting x,y
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: shifting x,y

BTW... shifting pulley was the culprit. I retighten all belts and set screws, Found one that was stripped... after fixing, the machine is working predicably

Joe