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by Fablicator
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 223
Views: 22457

Re: S3 stops mid-job

To update: I got the new PCB in the mail on Friday and got it installed ASAP. Sadly it didn't solve my issue at all. (I got a disconnect almost every time I turned off the router) I finally gave in and figured out how to run a new line from the breaker to my worktable. With the electronics on one an...
by Fablicator
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 223
Views: 22457

Re: S3 stops mid-job

I noticed in my last batch of tests, REALLY heavy cutting in aluminum (.05" stepover, .1875" DOC, 60mm/s) would cause disconnects withing a matter of a minute or two, while light cuts of .083" DOC would run for an hr without issue until I turn off the router.
by Fablicator
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 223
Views: 22457

Re: S3 stops mid-job

Carbide is sending me a replacement board with updated ESD protections to try and solve my issues. Fingers crossed.
by Fablicator
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: False Limit Switch Triggering
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: False Limit Switch Triggering

... so I have been running my SO3 for a couple months now with no issues with the Additive Aerospace Limit Switch kit. I am now encountering some false limit switch triggering. Here's where I'm stuck: - Power up SO3 - Start UGS, Soft Reset, $H - Set Zeroes for all axes, turn on Router - Run Job - S...
by Fablicator
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko Machine capabilities and limitations
Replies: 59
Views: 6213

Re: Shapeoko Machine capabilities and limitations

sgth0mas wrote: At 10lbs load your belt has over .025" of stretch available. What other component in your machine deflects that much?
The Z axis flexes at least .025" with 10lbs of load at the tool tip.
by Fablicator
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 223
Views: 22457

Re: S3 stops mid-job

If someone else could give this a try, I'd appreciate it. I'm on the Stepoko controller having the same disconnect issue as the Carbide controller. I'm able to reproduce the controller lockup 100% of the time by cycling the Dewalt DW611 router on and off multiple times at max speed. Doesn't matter ...
by Fablicator
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Using a Shapeoko3 to drill aluminum
Replies: 38
Views: 3561

Re: Using a Shapeoko3 to drill aluminum

How deep are your holes? How many holes? How many units a day do you drill? You won't want to just plunge a drill with a router, but to use helical interpolation and an end mill smaller than your hole. Tolerance will still be around +-.005" Expanding the Shapeoko 3 is currently problematic, but you ...
by Fablicator
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Carbide Motion Position and G10 command
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Carbide Motion Position and G10 command

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but can someone with experience with bCNC describe their workflow a bit. I think bCNC has more features than UGS, but I've had zero success with bCNC. It's always giving me error code 23 on gcode that works fine on other gcode senders. bCNC stops on any error thrown...
by Fablicator
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Limit Switch Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Limit Switch Basics

Hi All... Happy New Year, I've read numerous threads that talk about limit switches, wiring, settings... and so on. How about this basic question... How are limit switches suppose to function? And... once I know what a properly functioning limit switch is suppose to do, what is the best way to test...
by Fablicator
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets
Replies: 31
Views: 10665

Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

If these mounts were specifically designed around the Inventables drag chain, is the easiest approach to just purchase two 15x30 chains and two End sets and send the STL files to makexyz.com for printing? Does anyone know if there's any interference between these mounts and the additive aerospace l...