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by orangezero
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 adds CAM
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 adds CAM

I've seen a video or two on youtube about the CAM part of this. Does anyone else have any more updated information? It would be nice to be able to only use one program from design to machine path. I used Inventor fusion, only to find out it does not work on my newer 8.1 laptop. It still lists "free"...
by orangezero
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: RepStrapOko
Replies: 42
Views: 11197

Re: RepStrapOko

To speed up, by far the most effective method is to get a nozzle with a larger orifice. With that, you can have thicker layers, and the filament goes in much easier so you can push it faster. I agree. I had a hotend with 0.3mm opening and had all kinds of trouble. I could print, but not reliably. I...
by orangezero
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Bits for acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 2988

Re: Bits for acrylic

Thanks for the quick reply and info. I was maybe going to try some mild etching with a v-groove bit on plastic tonight, but realize I'd need to keep it rather shallow. I've worked with, and gummed up, enough acrylic over the years to completely agree with everyone that uses single flute, even if I h...
by orangezero
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: After the Millstrap/routerstrap/repstrapoko....
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: After the Millstrap/routerstrap/repstrapoko....

The google group for delta printers has had a "pay it forward" program for quite some time. I think a lot of people have had good luck, and everyone seems to be doing their job. Essentially, someone sends you free printed parts for a kossel mini (I think, it varies) and you agree to print off parts ...
by orangezero
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Bits for acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 2988

Bits for acrylic

I just thought I'd ask on here to get some clarification before placing an order. I already have a small router bit set, so I have a v-groove and 1/4in straight 2 flute cutters. I also have quite a few spiral drill bits. I'm looking for something that will make cuts through 1/4in thick acrylic and p...
by orangezero
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Project Shapeoko HD
Replies: 305
Views: 105966

Re: Project Shapeoko HD

Yes, they were steel. Lazy thinking today.
by orangezero
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Project Shapeoko HD
Replies: 305
Views: 105966

Re: Project Shapeoko HD

I have seen a few posts indicating that aluminum wheels on an aluminum rail are problematic. Can someone expand on the problems and even guess on the numbers of hours before the rail or wheel would need to be replaced. I would also be interested in polycarbonate double V wheels for my SO 2 rebuild ...
by orangezero
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gecko 540 upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3397

Re: Gecko 540 upgrade

I decided to avoid the usb and just get a motherboard with a good parallel port which is shown to be supported (low jitter, etc) by linuxcnc/mach3 and gecko g540 . I found an Intel ITX with dual core atom/2gb ram combo on ebay for less than $40. Point being, it might be easier to get a second hand, ...
by orangezero
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ideas for trip to Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Ideas for trip to Chicago

I live about three hours away from chicago, but seldom get to go. I'm attending a concert this weekend and have an extra day off on friday to goof around in town. I'm looking for nerd/tech/geek-specific ideas on what to do. 3d printing labs, or places to buy supplies locally, or perhaps bearings, et...
by orangezero
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: own motor mount plates
Replies: 11
Views: 3071

Re: own motor mount plates

Just a thought. Yes, aluminum is more for the plates. Still, consider how easy or difficult it would be to drill many motor/wheel/beam mount holes in the thicker steel vs aluminum. Might be worth looking to get some end pieces or scrap aluminum from a local metal shop. Your pieces woudln't need to b...