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Shapeoko KB Site

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:19 pm
by edwardrford
Hi All - Internally we've been working on a knowledge base repository for all things Shapeoko 3. You can find the results of our efforts here:

Main Site - http://docs.carbide3d.com/
Shapeoko Specific - http://docs.carbide3d.com/category/10-shapeoko-3

We are constantly adding information to the site and are open to suggestions for articles if you have any.

-Edward

Re: Shapeoko KB Site

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:41 am
by JoshL
Referring to
http://docs.carbide3d.com/article/39-ho ... e-switches

The following line of code would have to be added to each program?

enter a G92 command suited to the desired relationship between the spindle position and the stock material:
G92 X0 Y0 Z0 (if the endmill is at the desired origin)
G92 X0 Y0 Z3.175 (if the Z-height of the tip of the endmill has been set off the worksurface using a 3.175mm endmill and the current unit system is metric)
G92 X0 Y0 Z-6.35 (if the Z-height of the tip of the endmill is currently set at the worksurface and one has stock material mounted which one wants to leave a quarter inch of material uncut (at Z0 and lower) and the current unit system is metric)

Re: Shapeoko KB Site

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:33 pm
by WillAdams
No, those are manual steps one would have to do for each operation in the absence of limit switches.

Please not that those bullet points are preceded by:
To manually set the origin of the machine:
While one can use G92 in a program, it’s usually done to allow one to repeat the operations for a part for step and repeat.