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by Fablicator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: 3D model of Shapeoko 3
Replies: 45
Views: 15649

Re: 3D model of Shapeoko 3

I'm mucking around with designing an integrated end plate + spindle mount (no idea if it will turn out ok), so I needed something to work with. :) It also gave me an opportunity for practising with Fusion 360, which I'm new to. ;) I might be able to get the Y-plate done... but it's a slow/non-fun p...
by Fablicator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: S3 Electronics Enclosure
Replies: 15
Views: 4332

Re: S3 Electronics Enclosure

I didn't think the chips would be flying above the enclosure when I originally designed it. Maybe I'll add some sort of sleeve for the wires to seal it off even better in the next version.

I need to design one with a place to plug in my probe anyway.
by Fablicator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Okinawanwinds wrote:congrats, and tell me how do you protect from flying broken end-mill bit?


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Haha, safety glasses and quick reflexes.

Luckily I haven't broken one yet.
by Fablicator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Fablicator - very cool! Is that an uncoated end mill or coated? I've been using the Lakeshore ZrN and it seems good, but uncoated is cheaper if it works well. For the actual pockets on the roughing, what is the IPM and how deep are you going per pass? I think the plate that the router mount bolts t...
by Fablicator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: S3 Electronics Enclosure
Replies: 15
Views: 4332

Re: S3 Electronics Enclosure

Looks good! There really isn't any need for a fan at all, is there? I made a printed enclosure for mine since and sealed it entirely. I've been machining aluminum with conductive chips everywhere so fully sealed is for the best. No issues at all so far, and everything seemed pretty cool. IMG_2015091...
by Fablicator
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Just ran a 30 min job with the high feeds without any feed related issue... Messed up my work piece prior to starting with a poorly thought out full diameter pass at 100ipm and .063" depth. On a positive note I stalled the machine and router instead of breaking my 1/4in stub endmill. Part is just a ...
by Fablicator
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: SO3 Machining Aluminum
Replies: 40
Views: 11363

Re: SO3 Machining Aluminum

Now that I'm all up and running, I finally got to cut into some aluminum! Pretty much spent every free moment since wedensday getting my machine calibrated, ,set up with end stops, learning how to set up coordinate systems, and ditching carbide motion in favor of Universal G-Code sender. Turns out I...
by Fablicator
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 190
Views: 37304

Re: S3 stops mid-job

I've confirmed my machine cuts out %50 of the time when turning of my 611. Additionally, a small harbor freight drill press does the same thing.

I have a small UPS/surge protector I am going to try adding to the system to see if that helps.
by Fablicator
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Tapped holes in gantry to attach controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Tapped holes in gantry to attach controller

My machine had the same issue, with one of the taps on the extrusion stripped out. I'm also just going to re-tap it one size up.
by Fablicator
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)
Replies: 86
Views: 59043

Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Just assembled mine with the new instructions. A few things I would change: Leave off the springs until the machine is completely assembled. Tightening the spring without tension constantly popped the spring out from between the bolt head and spacer. I wasted a lot more time here than I should have....