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by Fablicator
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Warped Endplates
Replies: 2
Views: 793

SO3 Warped Endplates

Started assembling my SO3 tonight and when I assembled the X axis onto the Y axis I noticed the X Axis Extrusion was not perpendicular to the Y. It appears there is a lot of curvature in the motor mount plates which forces the X axis askew. When one end of the carriage is at the end of travel, the o...
by Fablicator
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: Fusion 360 post processing
Replies: 34
Views: 17444

Re: Fusion 360 post processing

AnonymousPerson wrote:
Fablicator wrote:Where can I download the V2 Beta?
I just used the normal Carbide Motion download, and it worked. My assumption was that since the "beta" was such a long time ago, the code would have made it into the released version:

http://carbide3d.com/files/CarbideMotion-Setup.exe
Ok, thanks!
by Fablicator
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: Fusion 360 post processing
Replies: 34
Views: 17444

Re: Fusion 360 post processing

According to this: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/fusion-360-cam-to-nomad-workflow/88/19?u=willadams It should work: Just uploaded a new CM V2 beta that works with Autodesk CAM. Use the Mach3 post Uncheck "Use Radius" in the post processor That worked for me just now. Drilling holes, a 2D pocket,...
by Fablicator
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1/4" Aluminum
Replies: 18
Views: 4287

Re: 1/4" Aluminum

I got mine completely for aluminum. I'll be posing everything I learn as soon as I get mine.

I'm extremely confident it will work well at this point.
by Fablicator
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1/4" Aluminum
Replies: 18
Views: 4287

Re: 1/4" Aluminum

Before I forget to mention this, the wiki on materials and feeds/speeds is pretty confusing since S02 and 3 have different capabilities and the feeds/speeds listed usually aren't clear about the machine. Also, the vast majority listed are for the SO2 and its hard to see where values need to be added...
by Fablicator
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Can you adjust Gcode by using registration marks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Can you adjust Gcode by using registration marks?

You mention matching the spindle to the registration marks. Why not match the registration marks to the spindle by rotating your workpiece accordingly? Perhaps a long ruler with alignment pins in your wasteboard which temporarily goes over your part. Align the registration marks to the ruler. Align ...
by Fablicator
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Got my 611 and precise bits collets today. They are SUPER NICE and I'm really happy I got them for ease of use if nothing else. Just messing around I took a few sample cuts by hand in 7075 with a 1/4in stub square endmill. I was taking 1/16in deep cuts with what seemed like very little resistance. l...
by Fablicator
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Question: What settings would you change? I'm actually a little afraid to push the machine too hard. Also, there was another thing that bothered me just a bit. I still have no way of setting the WCS to the lower left corner of my part. There's still is a bug somewhere when jogging right after you s...
by Fablicator
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

That looks fantastic!!! Even if that's the max speed, I could probably live with that. I bet you can do at least 10x that from carbide's numbers. How is the surface finish and accuracy on the inside of the pockets? Did you do a full depth finishing pass? I'm still not too familiar with HSM, but I wo...
by Fablicator
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

With the long cycle times you get from taking small bites, you'd probably see a big difference in run time, finish, and tool life using large axial and short radial engagement with HSM toolpaths. Are people still using MakerCAM or whatever basic 2.5D for aluminum? At the very least, ramp instead of...