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by orangezero
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: g540 wiring diagrams
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

Re: g540 wiring diagrams

Just a word of caution. The g540 is popular enough you can just search online for wiring diagrams and schematic drawings. However, be sure to read them in context because sometimes the drawings are wrong. There are a few from cnczone that show wires in the wrong places, which are then corrected by o...
by orangezero
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Interesting list of upgrades for working metal.
Replies: 19
Views: 3907

Re: Interesting list of upgrades for working metal.

I'm curious as to why everyone is clinging so heavily to aluminum and delrin? It used to be cost, I think. Isn't it a rather large upgrade to use metal wheels such as RM2-2RS? Those go for around $4.50 or less per wheel, but I've not personally seen them to judge quality compared to the dual 15mm be...
by orangezero
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: 4th axis design
Replies: 19
Views: 8230

Re: 4th axis design

CastIrony wrote:Are there good, cheap 4 axis CAM options available?
Unless things have changed recently, this is really the problem with diy/hobby CAM software for more than 3 axis CNC work. Costs seem to skyrocket for the software if you want anything that is usable.
by orangezero
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Shop-vac for dust collection - air reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 4695

Re: Shop-vac for dust collection - air reduction

Another option is to print a custom cyclone dust collector, or even make one out of a few 5gallon buckets. I don't have a link, but I've seen a few on thingiverse and the like.
by orangezero
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: V con rail system
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: V con rail system

I've always wondered how well it would work to skip the aluminum extrusion entirely, and design something using hot rolled steel angle iron of around 0.25in thick with sides of 2.5-3in wide. The axis would be oriented like this: > < or < > when looked at from the front of the machine, head on at 45 ...
by orangezero
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: proper G-codes used to set 0,0,0 for the machine
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: proper G-codes used to set 0,0,0 for the machine

Thanks for the summary. It looks like that stuff becomes much more important/powerful when you break up a job into separate parts and still need to maintain accurate positioning.
by orangezero
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: proper G-codes used to set 0,0,0 for the machine
Replies: 2
Views: 857

proper G-codes used to set 0,0,0 for the machine

I've been trying to read up more and more on g-code, as I'm not sure I'm doing my workflow correctly. It seems that doing a search will show many online commenters (such as on cnczone) will say that G92 is potentially problematic and should not be used for various reasons. However, I've been able to...
by orangezero
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 - CAM issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 - CAM issues

It was an issue with the tool offset setting in linuxcnc. Finally was able to cut in to a piece today, at the appropriate depth.
by orangezero
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 - CAM issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 - CAM issues

Here is the clearance image.
by orangezero
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 - CAM issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 - CAM issues

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Here is my clearance screen if that is of any help. Should clearance be close to zero?

Also, you can see the tool paths, which seem correct to me.