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by DanMc
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Misumi flat aluminum extrusions HFSQN4-15250-500
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Misumi flat aluminum extrusions HFSQN4-15250-500

I think it would be preferable to face mill in place on the shapeoko if at all possible. It's likely that they would move/shift in transferring and installing, thereby loosing the benefits of the milling.
by DanMc
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Ads
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

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by DanMc
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Sound Enclosure
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Re: Sound Enclosure

Mass loaded vinyl would be another thing to test. It's usually about 1/8" thick and could potentially be glued to mdf. Another option might be to mechanically fasten a layer of 1/2" mdf and glue another layer of 1/2" to that with green glue. I would try to fasten the second layer with glue only to g...
by DanMc
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: CamBam Help... 3D image
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: CamBam Help... 3D image

I also use CamBam/Mach3 but I set up the stock height slightly differently. I use the workspace zero as opposed to the machine space zero. For me it's easier this way because I can set my target depth without having to reference Mach3 to get the height of the stock surface. I just set it to zero at ...
by DanMc
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Any suggestions for a CAD/CAM combo program for 3D?
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Any suggestions for a CAD/CAM combo program for 3D?

Isn't Fusion360 supposed to do that? It's free for hobbyist/startups as I recall.

The other one that comes to mind is Rhino with a CAM add-on. My guess for that would be $1000-1500 though.
by DanMc
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T Nuts in a MDF spoilboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: T Nuts in a MDF spoilboard

I frequently use the 5mm insert nuts from Misumi. I just mill a recess into the back of the mdf where it fits in loosely and mill a hole all the way through. The tricky part is recessing it enough that the screw can grab and not bottom out below while still leaving enough material on top to keep it ...
by DanMc
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: auto zero tool problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3804

Re: auto zero tool problem

This is the code I am using: ZDRO = 2 PlateThickness = getOEMDRO(1001) RetractClearance = 5 Message( "Auto Zeroing..." ) If IsSuchSignal (22) Then code "G31 z-10 F20" While IsMoving() Wend Call SetDRO( ZDRO,6.35) RetractHeight = RetractClearance + PlateThickness code "F200" code "G1 Z"& RetractHeigh...
by DanMc
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: auto zero tool problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3804

Re: auto zero tool problem

OP is using a button script in Mach3, that's why it's in VB. I don't know why your probe keeps diving after contact but it seems like it has to do with the thickness of the touchplate, like its retracting the right distance but the wrong direction. Is this the actual code you are using (after you mo...
by DanMc
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-axis variation in curved shape
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Z-axis variation in curved shape

I thought too, that it was just residual tool marks from a waterline type operation, but if the second image is a representation of the actual tool path used, that doesn't seem to jive, there are way more lines in that tool path than there are on the workpiece. If that's the case, that we're looking...