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by Fablicator
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 plus mods/Upgrades - Topton Pennsylvania
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Shapeoko 3 plus mods/Upgrades - Topton Pennsylvania

Asking 1300, willing to negotiate if I don't get any firm interest. Pickup in Topton PA. I will not ship. However, I will deliver within 30mins of me if you buy me a good beer. *Shapeoko 3 w/ Dewalt Router *Precise Bits Collet upgrade (1/8 and 1/4) *Tapped aluminum base plate and heavy duty reinforc...
by Fablicator
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 11579

Re: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit

For cyber Monday, the limit switch kits for original SO3's are on sale for 69.95 ($10 off) and the electronics enclosures are 24.95 ($10 off) https://www.additiveaerospace.com/collections/shapeoko-3-accessories SO3 Sale.png If you are on the fence about upgrading your machine, this is a great time t...
by Fablicator
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Additive Aerospace Limit Switches and new Z-Axis plate
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Additive Aerospace Limit Switches and new Z-Axis plate

Hi Guys,

Just noticed the thread.

Looks like my assembly of the machine also has the router rotated at 45deg, hence why I never noticed the problem.

Debating whether to increase the C cutout of the Z axis, but I'm afraid it will affect the rigidity of the part too much.

~Andrew
by Fablicator
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Whats the best deal on 3d printers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: Whats the best deal on 3d printers these days?

I design 3D printers for a living. Get a Printrbot if you are looking under 1k. They are a decent company which support their products, and make a good printer for that price range. You can get cheaper printers which work for a little while, but if you plan to do more than 200hrs of printing , sprin...
by Fablicator
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Would you sell your shapeoko for a mill?
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: Would you sell your shapeoko for a mill?

You would be trading work envelope for accuracy and material capability.

Much better accuracy with a mill and you can use real vices/cut steel.
by Fablicator
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 11579

Re: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit

Great!

If you wouldn't mind, what are the proper wire distances for the XL? I've had a few requests for XL, but only have the standard version to measure myself.

~Andrew
by Fablicator
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Non-conductive Z probe
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Non-conductive Z probe

I'm just finishing up a Z probe which mounts in the spindle, which doesn't require a conductive surface to operate. It's not for detailed probing, but for leveling large flat non-conductive work pieces for engraving and v-carving. I think the max it will currently work with is up to 6deg off of hori...
by Fablicator
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Aluminum: is bigger or smaller bit better?
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Aluminum: is bigger or smaller bit better?

I need to machine some 3/4" dia holes in 0.070"-thick aluminum. I will use the fastest router speed setting and a very slow feed (I'm thinking 5 IPM?) and low DPP (I'm thinking 0.005"?). But I have the choice of using 1/4, 1/8, or 5/64" endmills. (I'd prefer to use one of the first two, as the thir...
by Fablicator
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Fun :-(
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Aluminum Fun :-(

1/8" carbide, 33k rpm, 30 ipm, 0.05" stepover, 0.02" doc for adaptive clearing.

10IPM if you are taking full width passes.

I have used these settings often with excellent success.

What are the settings you are using right now that failed, and how did it fail? I cant really tell from the video.
by Fablicator
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why you should not run unattended
Replies: 16
Views: 3220

Re: Why you should not run unattended

I try not to leave machines unattended but sometimes you need to get another cup of coffee or bathroom break. I put a remote wifi camera in my shop that I can view on my phone. The room is also equipped with several fire extinguishers and smoke alarms. Now that I have a laser cutter, it is very imp...