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by DRobs86
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MegaRail 80 and the MegaRail Family
Replies: 21
Views: 5006

Re: MegaRail 80 and the MegaRail Family

Are you sure about the retail packaging? I've looked into Amazon order fulfillment only very briefly but from what I remember of it an individual box with a barcode on it printed from your Amazon fba page would suffice. That in itself isn't too cost prohibitive. I would think inventibles would charg...
by DRobs86
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Grbl tilt compensation
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Grbl tilt compensation

Ok. If you are cutting a deep pocket and the end mill is not aligned with the pocket due to a tilt correction, the end mill will rub against one of the sides of the pocket. This will either cause the end mill to cut extra material out you weren't intending or, more often, the pocket is deeper than ...
by DRobs86
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Grbl tilt compensation
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Grbl tilt compensation

It's not that Grbl can't do the calculations to compensate for table tilt like Marlin does. It's easy. The problem is that the way 3d printers work versus how CNC milling work is different. With a 3d printer, you are laying a bead. You can tilt all you want and it doesn't effect how the plastic is ...
by DRobs86
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Grbl tilt compensation
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Grbl tilt compensation

I'm looking for some info on performing tilt compensation prior to running my work. I'm looking for something like what Marlin Auto Bed Level" does for 3d printers. For those that aren't familiar, Marlin Auto Bed Level probes the print surface, calculates the plane, and compensates for tilt at run t...
by DRobs86
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Universal G-Code Sender Bogging/Unresponsive
Replies: 9
Views: 2819

Re: Universal G-Code Sender Bogging/Unresponsive

What about Grbl Controller? Unfortunately I've had nothing but trouble out of UGS. I had a job fail several times midstream with UGS tonight but I just ran the entire (hour long or so) job with Grbl Controller. If you couldn't run the other software suggested please try that to eliminate G code send...
by DRobs86
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MegaRail 80 and the MegaRail Family
Replies: 21
Views: 5006

Re: MegaRail 80 and the MegaRail Family

cvoinescu:

Have you considered using a fulfillment service, such as that provided by Amazon? I'm sure they are still going to take a decent cut, but you could bulk ship some rail to them for much cheaper and open the American market for your rail.
by DRobs86
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Custom build here - have some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Custom build here - have some questions

Thanks for the replies. Have their been any reports on tool longevity using a speed controller on the DW660? I've followed this forum a bit and have read some concerns that the DW660 won't cool properly if turned below 30k rpm. I'll probably end up working with the DW660 for a while (May try the Ski...
by DRobs86
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Custom build here - have some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Custom build here - have some questions

Hello everyone. I don't have a Shapeoko but I thought I'd try to contribute and learn from you all here. First, I'm looking for a formula for cutting force calculations. I'm sure the formula is full of variables, but I'd like to create a spreadsheet to do this. Is this ( http://zero-divide.net/index...