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by Ant
Tue 12 Feb , 2019 16:38 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: F1 Car Wizard and billet size
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: F1 Car Wizard and billet size

Finally, I realised that this dimension is not too important! I didn't use the car wizard in the end but I am sure it would have been okay. We made our first car and all seems well, apart from the jig holding the block which we found was not set square to the bed! Much fun and messing about with a d...
by Ant
Tue 29 Jan , 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: F1 Car Wizard and billet size
Replies: 2
Views: 212

F1 Car Wizard and billet size

Hi, After finally getting our school PCs sorted out I am starting to use the Quick Cam Pro F1 car wizard (again!). Since we haven't used QuickCam Pro nor V5 for a few months I have forgotten more than I knew! It is a slow painful process getting back into the software but we are making some headway....
by Ant
Fri 20 Jul , 2018 11:39 am
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: Using the F1 car wizard and CNC router bit length of cut
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Using the F1 car wizard and CNC router bit length of cut

Thanks Pete.

That's great advice I will have a go.

The trouble with being a novice is there is much to learn but on the flip side it is great to be able to pick the brains of others that are far more experienced.

Once again thanks for the input.

Tony
by Ant
Thu 19 Jul , 2018 13:26 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: Using the F1 car wizard and CNC router bit length of cut
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Using the F1 car wizard and CNC router bit length of cut

I upgraded the V5 Milling software and our QuickCam Pro this week with the aim of using the F1 car wizard. I managed to load our STL file and the wizard mostly does the rest. The raster finishing machining plan all seemed fine. After a few issues with “G1 linear movement exceeds limits” (self-inflic...
by Ant
Fri 11 May , 2018 14:21 pm
Forum: F1 / 4x4 / GT Racing In Schools
Topic: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot bed
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot

Thanks Pete.

I hope to avoid the strip-down as all seems to be working fine after a good clean but I will keep the info on file!

Regards,

Ant
by Ant
Thu 10 May , 2018 8:02 am
Forum: F1 / 4x4 / GT Racing In Schools
Topic: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot bed
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot

Thanks for looking Martin.

I don't suppose you have a detailed drawing of the rails? Otherwise I will measure it all out and drill the clearance holes where most appropriate.

Regards,

Ant
by Ant
Thu 10 May , 2018 6:45 am
Forum: F1 / 4x4 / GT Racing In Schools
Topic: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot bed
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot

Hi Pete,

That would be really useful, thanks.

I inherited the m/c which originally had a sacrificial bed. Under which I found hard (almost solid) sawdust. Any tips on cleaning and lubrication (type etc) would
Be appreciated.

Thanks,
by Ant
Wed 09 May , 2018 15:54 pm
Forum: F1 / 4x4 / GT Racing In Schools
Topic: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot bed
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot

Hi Martin, Very well done for finding the picture - this will help us enormously. The image is a little dark but it looks like the jig sits between the two Y axis rails. I assume they do not simply push together to clamp it in place as it looks like there are bolts securing the jig on to the LH ‘Y a...
by Ant
Wed 09 May , 2018 10:12 am
Forum: F1 / 4x4 / GT Racing In Schools
Topic: F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot bed
Replies: 10
Views: 844

F1 jig and fixing to a Micro router pro without a T slot bed

Hi, I am very new to the Denford Micro router and even newer to the F1 in schools programme. We have an old Denford that we hope to use and the latest software loaded on a PC ready to drive it. We have successfully carried out some 2D milling so we know everything works as it should. Regarding the F...