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by stioc
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 9714

Re: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

I too used leadscrews on mine because it was a much simpler and cheaper setup. I too have never noticed any whipping issues granted my base is pretty small and the movement I've configured isn't crazy fast (but quite adequate given the smaller stepper motors) at 800 mm/min which is roughly 32ipm or ...
by stioc
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 9714

Re: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

Agreed with both of you guys on the above points. I guess people like me want a machine to be able to handle aluminum effectively while also keeping the cost down. I guess you can't make everyone happy and I understand that, but perhaps, upgrade kit as an option could be available. Personally I buil...
by stioc
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 9714

Re: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

Good points. Leadscrews however have been used in metal mills for decades that drive several hundred pounds of tables (and loads on the tables). One just needs to match up the specs. Ballscrews are used on higher tolerance machines. I personally don't like the idea of using the belt system that stre...
by stioc
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 9714

Re: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

Crickets! :mrgreen: I was wondering which direction I should go for my next purchase given so many choices these days.
by stioc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 9714

Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

Just curious - and also if going from belt to leadscrew design is part of it? :twisted:
by stioc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Speeds And Feeds
Replies: 5
Views: 4880

Re: Speeds And Feeds

Ah that somewhat clears up my confusion about the feed rates in CC because after breaking a couple of bits and causing a lot of noise and vibration I went and compared the EASEL vs. CC feeds and speeds and found them to be vastly different. Interestingly enough EASEL doesn't differentiate between 1/...
by stioc
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: A little help with drawing in CC
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: A little help with drawing in CC

Thanks Will! I'm able to open your SVG file perfectly! See the attached error when I was trying to import the dxf. I tried the polys and finally got this one to work but some just didn't do anything at all. I figured the lines have to clearly intersect so I made sure of that but it was a hit or a mi...
by stioc
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: A little help with drawing in CC
Replies: 2
Views: 706

A little help with drawing in CC

I found this DXF of a fidget spinner which Chrome opens just fine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B92OWuYe3S3PWllqbWVsb1R1TG8/view but CC errors out on it. Anyway so I imported a BMP image as the background so I could trace it. However, now (and this is what I want to learn) I'm kinda stuck with t...
by stioc
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: I'm a newbie and I'm really liking CarbideCreate! feedback..
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: I'm a newbie and I'm really liking CarbideCreate! feedba

Thanks for the helpful links Will, sounds like there are ways to get around my issues, I'll be reading up on these links soon. As a side note, I haven't been able to make CarbideMotion work (keeps saying connect error, and I can't find the settings where to select the COM port etc). Having said that...
by stioc
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: I'm a newbie and I'm really liking CarbideCreate! feedback..
Replies: 3
Views: 748

I'm a newbie and I'm really liking CarbideCreate! feedback..

I just downloaded 313 and really liking it after watching the tutorial videos, thanks for making it available to us non-Shapeoko owners, though I will likely consider one in the future (I prefer leadscrews to belt driven, so I have an inexpensive/small Chinese one I put together, apologies!). I've d...