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by zowat
Fri 08 Feb , 2008 17:00 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Unable to mill MDF on Microrouter Compact
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Unable to mill MDF on Microrouter Compact

Hello! I was hoping someone may be able to answer why I cannot seem to mill MDF from a ProDesktop file without it sounding like the machine is going to break?!?!? :shock: It's just a thin sheet of MDF - 5mm depth. I am trying to cut a 3D model of a CD tray which will then be vacuum-formed but each t...
by zowat
Fri 01 Feb , 2008 14:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: MICROROUTER COMPACT SPINDLE NOT SPINNING
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

:D SUCCESS!!! :D


I think a student had knocked the motor lead plug out when vacuuming out the machine... and I, embarrassingly did not notice :oops: ... OOPS!

Well glad it was something simple after all! I can sleep easy over the weekend now! 8)

Thanks for all your help Steve!

Zoe
by zowat
Fri 01 Feb , 2008 13:46 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: MICROROUTER COMPACT SPINDLE NOT SPINNING
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Fault finding a Router Spindle

Steve wrote: When you have clicked spindle start does the guard lock?

Yes the guard lock clicks into place...
by zowat
Fri 01 Feb , 2008 13:43 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: MICROROUTER COMPACT SPINDLE NOT SPINNING
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Fault finding a Router Spindle

Steve wrote: Does the spindle actually start up and turn off?
No - the spindle doesn't start up at all....[/quote]
by zowat
Fri 01 Feb , 2008 13:24 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: MICROROUTER COMPACT SPINDLE NOT SPINNING
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Thanks for your reply Steve! Well, the motor on/off switch is definitely on, however I'm not sure which of the two green indicator lights should be on when in JOG mode? Is it the one to the right of the Z axis program position in Control Panel or is it the the light directly below the JOG button in ...
by zowat
Thu 31 Jan , 2008 18:26 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: MICROROUTER COMPACT SPINDLE NOT SPINNING
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

MICROROUTER COMPACT SPINDLE NOT SPINNING

Hello, I've found this forum REALLY helpful in the last couple of days and I am hoping that there is someone who can assist me again please as I am a bit stumped about a problem I am experiencing with my machine! :? The Microrouter Compact that I am using has just stopped spinning the spindle and I ...
by zowat
Wed 30 Jan , 2008 10:19 am
Forum: TechSoft 2D Design
Topic: 2D Design files (DTD) not exporting to (FNC) even with Plot
Replies: 3
Views: 4709

Thanks Steve & Bradders, I'll have a look and see if these things work and get back to you if not... There was an error message, but I don't remember at this stage what it was - the only thing I remember is that it told me I was trying to load a .dtd file into VRMilling. Anyway, I'll give it another...
by zowat
Tue 29 Jan , 2008 21:44 pm
Forum: TechSoft 2D Design
Topic: 2D Design files (DTD) not exporting to (FNC) even with Plot
Replies: 3
Views: 4709

2D Design files (DTD) not exporting to (FNC) even with Plot

Hi all, I had a problem with 2D Design today and am hoping someone may be able to shed some light on it for me! I was unable to export my 2D Design file to an FNC file. I was using File - Plot - Microrouter link as I always have done (and had been using the machine in this way all day with no proble...
by zowat
Tue 29 Jan , 2008 21:04 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: ***Microrouter Compact not machining 3D models fully***
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Thank you SO much! It makes a great deal of sense - and why I didn't see that before I don't know! :roll: Hopefully I won't need any more help on this one now! I have another question re: 2D design files not exporting as fnc files but I'll go and post that as a new thread! Thanks again Steve! Zoe :D
by zowat
Tue 29 Jan , 2008 17:39 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: ***Microrouter Compact not machining 3D models fully***
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Oops, sorry about the size of the images - I reduced them by 50% but it obviously wasn't enough! :roll:

Zoe
by zowat
Tue 29 Jan , 2008 17:38 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: ***Microrouter Compact not machining 3D models fully***
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Can you post some pictures of the simulation out of Quick CAM? Could you e-mail me the STL and the FNC file you have made. When you have the cutting stratergies page open (Where you calculate them) there is an option to save the stratergies. Can you do this and send me the file too. Steve USE THE E...
by zowat
Wed 23 Jan , 2008 17:01 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: ***Microrouter Compact not machining 3D models fully***
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

***Microrouter Compact not machining 3D models fully***

Hi, I wondered if anyone has had an issue with the Microrouter Compact not machining 3D models completely? The models I have been trying to cut out are left incomplete and/or with huge steps in the areas that should have solid curves. To put into context, I have students that have designed bottles i...