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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: 13905

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...
by Fablicator
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: warped steel plates
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: warped steel plates

I’d thought the plates were laser cut. That said, there are heat stresses, so I could see some warping happening. With the larger end plates on the SO1, warping was a problem, and it was simple enough to lay them on a towel across a threshold and stand on them. Probably you could use fine shim stoc...
by Fablicator
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: G10 Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 4149

Re: G10 Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber Sheets

Machining aluminum will be a lot friendlier than composite. The lack of dust makes it my preferred material.
by Fablicator
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Gantry Stiffness in Y direction
Replies: 35
Views: 9019

Re: SO3 Gantry Stiffness in Y direction

I drilled and tapped the steel.
by Fablicator
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carbide motion is costing me money!! HELP!
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Carbide motion is costing me money!! HELP!

Sounds like your USB is disconnecting when you power off your spindle/router, which seems to be a common occurrence with the Carbide controller board. AnonymousPerson's suggestion may work OK, but the position tends to change somewhat on reset as the motors re-energize. It could salvage the current ...
by Fablicator
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Limit switches sold with the Shapeoko now ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Limit switches sold with the Shapeoko now ?

I would go with a simple switch based kit from either Carbide motion or any of the 3rd party vendors on this forum. Nothing fancy is needed. The carbide kit is a homing only kit, which allows a repeatable zero. It is not a true limit kit which halts the machine if you exceed the maximum travel. A tr...
by Fablicator
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Fusion 360 lift z before first traverse?
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Fusion 360 lift z before first traverse?

Are you using homing and a WCS?
by Fablicator
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: House Stark Banner
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

House Stark Banner

Did a quick carve with a 45deg V bit into some manufactured veneer scrap. Spray painted directly over the carve, and immediately wiped the excess off with acetone. The result turned out perfectly, with minimal effort! Much easier than hand painting if your primary surface is acetone resistant. IMG_2...
by Fablicator
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko Machine capabilities and limitations
Replies: 59
Views: 12075

Re: Shapeoko Machine capabilities and limitations

I have a very different experience than some others here. I went into this with an extremely strong 3D printing background, a decade of CAD skills, and a love of tinkering. I have no fear when it comes to abusing equipment to make it do my bidding. The stock SO3 is lackluster for everyday use, and i...
by Fablicator
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to smooth sharp edges in aluminum
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: How to smooth sharp edges in aluminum

I either use a 45 deg Vee bit to break edges, 400 grit sandpaper, or a Fiber abrasive buff on my Dremel.