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by TDIPower
Thu 12 Mar , 2020 19:22 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

We have the vacuum bed and use this a lot of the time as it is quick. It is said that if you put a 6mm MDF sacrificial bed on top of that as it is porous it will pull down say another sheet of 18mm MDF on to so you can machine it. I have never tired it and tend to use double sided sticky tape, a few...
by TDIPower
Wed 11 Mar , 2020 22:59 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Viceroy 20 Pillar Drill Replacement Guards
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Viceroy 20 Pillar Drill Replacement Guards

we use these https://machguard.com/index.php?route=p ... duct_id=55 just check the sizes as i think you can get different

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 20 Feb , 2020 23:29 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill spindle speed
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: novamill spindle speed

it would be worth posting up pics of what in the box, go through all the diagrams that are on here and get to know what you have. Work through things a stage at a time post up and we can help as much as possible

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Feb , 2020 13:58 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill Z travel
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Novamill Z travel

i have seen several posts/threads about spacer block but that just raises the head but doesn't extend the travel range. I think those that have used the spacer block were after a greater clearance with z all the way down. I think if it has the quick change tools you loose a fair bit of that clearanc...
by TDIPower
Mon 17 Feb , 2020 21:33 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Axis autofocus probe
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Axis autofocus probe

a simple way would be to use a feeler gauge (or piece of metal with a known thickness) wire from it to a 'black box' other wire from the 'black box' goes to a crock clip which is clipped onto the cutter. Inside the 'black box' is a simple battery, LED or buzzer setup. For Z height just lay the feele...
by TDIPower
Tue 11 Feb , 2020 22:03 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: All new electronics

if you have a good dig through the novaturn and starurn posts you will find quite a bit on the ATC, from stripping them down to the electronics.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sun 09 Feb , 2020 20:32 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Novaturn Software

Cheers Martin, Hope the water levels stay low for you!
by TDIPower
Thu 06 Feb , 2020 20:30 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Novaturn Software

Good stuff, would it be VR2 and or VR5.

I had actually given up finding it, but got home from work yesterday and it was on my desk. My wife had found it in a box of my kids stuff!

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 05 Feb , 2020 23:36 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Novaturn Software

Finally found the spare eprom I have. Need to check with Martin what it will run with,

info on the label

Denmint
V2.0/s/
B19-JD5

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 04 Feb , 2020 20:08 pm
Forum: User Stories / Projects / Courseware
Topic: Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 2074

Re: Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly

Loving these Steve,
by TDIPower
Thu 30 Jan , 2020 21:00 pm
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Is a VL300 and drivers usable on 64bit win 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Is a VL300 and drivers usable on 64bit win 10?

Thanks, I've past the link on so they can play.

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 30 Jan , 2020 0:40 am
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Is a VL300 and drivers usable on 64bit win 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Is a VL300 and drivers usable on 64bit win 10?

Ran into a problem at work today and the long and short of it is out IT guys say the PC attached to the VL 300 had to run 32bit rather than 64bit as the drivers will not work on a 64 bit win10 machine. A recent update had rolled out to the PCs on the network meant this messed up the laser PC as it i...
by TDIPower
Thu 30 Jan , 2020 0:19 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

No doubt you will be back for more info, Feel free to PM me for info, I try to drop on when I get home each night to see whats going on.

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 30 Jan , 2020 0:18 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

Think of 2D machining as scissors and paper, 3D playing with playdoh. SO 2D is you have a bit of 18mm MDF and cut an outline out of it (so just cutting out like you could with a jigsaw round the outline you want), where as 3d is you have a piece of 50mm MDF and get a full shape with curves and multi...
by TDIPower
Mon 13 Jan , 2020 19:47 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Feed rates?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Feed rates?

I run it all the time on the 2 machines at work and mine at home, your ears are your friend... if it sound rough dial it back on the over ride. So if you are doing a plunge/slot cut then I might dial it back a little then when it is up or down milling it will be fine on 50% step over

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 01 Jan , 2020 21:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors

dont know to be honest, I've never run into this issue myself. The issue I have more often if using VR5 to post process DXF files and rather than using the radius it uses a series of straight lines, not noticeable on small curves but it is on larger. Apparently this isn't a problem if you use Denfor...
by TDIPower
Tue 31 Dec , 2019 16:09 pm
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange

I keep one of these tubular heaters inside the case of my Microrouter pro only set to come on at 7c to keep condensation off things though, I had considered setting it to higher for when I want to do work. https://www.screwfix.com/p/dimplex-ecot1ft-wall-mounted-tubular-heater-40w-408-x-81mm/3951F?kp...
by TDIPower
Tue 31 Dec , 2019 16:03 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors

not sure of a 2 decimal place requirement or min radius BUT just looked through a few FNC files and all seem to be to 3 dec places, it looks like your program passed line 773 too which has a radius to 3 dec places, so maybe a radius of 0.039 is to small.

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 17 Dec , 2019 23:04 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: milling/routing order/direction
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: milling/routing order/direction

Thanks Steve, I do but haven't used it as I 'grew up' on Techsoft since it was on an archimedes computer at Uni over 20yrs ago. I keep meaning to run with it for a bit. I did find I can swap the machine direction in Techsoft, it cuts in the opposite direction to drawing. I have another funny in VR m...
by TDIPower
Sun 15 Dec , 2019 19:49 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: milling/routing order/direction
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: milling/routing order/direction

I had a play about after my post. It turns out the import of DXF in to VR5 from Techsoft 2D Design reverses the direction a line is drawn. So if i want to plan for machining in particular direction I have to draw in the opposite eg machining from left to right requires me to draw the line from right...