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by Fablicator
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Any update on GRBL Error: Invalid gcode ID:33?
Replies: 10
Views: 5013

Re: Any update on GRBL Error: Invalid gcode ID:33?

To make it all work I have set the export in HSM /Fusion 360 to grbl.cps. Have you tried using the Mach3 post in Fusion 360? That seems to work flawlessly with Carbide Motion + S3, unlike the GRBL post. ;) http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6328&p=53531#p53512 Works flawlessly right...
by Fablicator
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Gantry Stiffness in Y direction
Replies: 35
Views: 8217

Re: SO3 Gantry Stiffness in Y direction

Added (2) .625 x 1.25 x 7" Aluminum stiffeners to mine. Testing to commence tomorrow.
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by Fablicator
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Holes are too small. Fusion 360 Bore
Replies: 29
Views: 6811

Re: Holes are too small. Fusion 360 Bore

Ahh, did some more experimentation and edited my previous post.

Bore uses a helical path, and circular uses distinct Z layers.

Bore:
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by Fablicator
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Holes are too small. Fusion 360 Bore
Replies: 29
Views: 6811

Re: Holes are too small. Fusion 360 Bore

That's useful info Hans. I will incorporate it in my next test setup. Fusion has two strategies that I can't tell the difference between. The Circular strategy is used for milling cylindrical pockets and islands. The heights and depths are automatically derived from the selected cylindrical geometr...
by Fablicator
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Shapeoko 3 gcode from Fusion 360
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: Shapeoko 3 gcode from Fusion 360

I use Universal Gcode Sender which is working perfectly with F360. Download v1.8 here: http://bit.ly/1BSKon6

I have the 360 post processor set to grbl.cps - generic grbl
by Fablicator
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Any update on GRBL Error: Invalid gcode ID:33?
Replies: 10
Views: 5013

Re: Any update on GRBL Error: Invalid gcode ID:33?

I had to ditch carbide motion to get drilling to work. I now use Universal Gcode Sender which works much better. Download v1.8 here: http://bit.ly/1BSKon6 Carbide motion tries to be smart and do things behind the scenes, but it adds its own issues to the mix in the process. ( WHY WOULD YOU NOT SUPPO...
by Fablicator
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11362

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Video of the machining for the curious.

https://youtu.be/iOgS626gK1Y
by Fablicator
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11362

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

WillAdams wrote:Do you have dust collection set up so as to save the chips and recycle them?
Not yet, had to get this thing done ASAP for work.

Spoil board threaded inserts and a dust shoe are next on my list.
by Fablicator
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11362

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

MORE DATA! Ran some stub 1/8in endmills at 40IPM .05 step over, and .032 depth of cut in 7075 AL. Seems to work nicely. I ran some standard length ones at 20IPM, .05 stepover, and .032 depth successfully as well. the endmill length really does matter a lot for chatter. Also ran a 1/4" chamfer mill a...
by Fablicator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Gantry Stiffness in Y direction
Replies: 35
Views: 8217

Re: SO3 Gantry Stiffness in Y direction

I think the plate the router is mounted to is the major issue, since the router aluminum mount is cantilevered so far away from the V wheels. I'd like to try a .625" thick aluminum replacement but I'm not sure how to make the offset nuts work well with a thick plate.