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by bpmsl
Mon 13 Nov , 2017 0:13 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill automatic indexing 4th axis (3.5 axis) + M62/4
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Novamill automatic indexing 4th axis (3.5 axis) + M62/4

Hi, I am building an arduino 4th axis indexer ( http://www.liming.org/millindex/ ) and am hoping to integrate it with my mill via a pulse from the Aux outputs (Aux 1 M62 on M64 off), is this viable? If not it'll be a manual step in the machining process, and after getting a prototype tool changer wo...
by bpmsl
Mon 06 Nov , 2017 20:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VR milling 2 - continuous tool paths?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: VR milling 2 - continuous tool paths?

Martin wrote:Have you tried running with Turbo switched on?
Many thanks Martin just the ticket! :-)
by bpmsl
Mon 06 Nov , 2017 16:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VR milling 2 - continuous tool paths?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: VR milling 2 - continuous tool paths?

Martin wrote:Have you tried running with Turbo switched on?
TURBO! That sounds like a good setting to me... I'll have a look tonight.

Thanks Martin...
by bpmsl
Mon 06 Nov , 2017 14:23 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VR milling 2 - z plane arcs
Replies: 0
Views: 548

VR milling 2 - z plane arcs

Hi Folks, I'm using fusion 360 for cam which is going pretty well. However some of the linking paths via the denford post use g18/19 plane arcs moves. My novamill doesn't like these, I'm using the official denford post. My mill is rs232 red segment controller and latest VR Milling 2 software. Is it ...
by bpmsl
Mon 06 Nov , 2017 14:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VR milling 2 - continuous tool paths?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

VR milling 2 - continuous tool paths?

Hi folks, I'm now using my novamill more frequently and one of the things that's annoying (from a surface finish perspective) is that the mill doesn't execute consecutive lines of code as a continuous path. The mill stops at the end of each gcode line / move before continuing on to executing the nex...
by bpmsl
Fri 05 May , 2017 20:29 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

Wow That looks great!

Nice work!
by bpmsl
Sat 29 Apr , 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: 30 Taper Storage Pockets for DIY toolholder rack
Replies: 0
Views: 795

30 Taper Storage Pockets for DIY toolholder rack

For anyone interested in BT30 taper storage I have created some 30 taper storage pockets for installing into DIY racks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhhaS4C6YMw

I've also listed some for sale on Ebay, and will give anyone contacting me via a Forum PM a heavy discount on the listed prices.
by bpmsl
Sat 29 Apr , 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

For anyone interested in BT30 taper storage I have created some 30 taper storage pockets for installing into DIY racks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhhaS4C6YMw

I've also listed some for sale on Ebay, and will give anyone contacting me via a Forum PM a heavy discount on the listed prices.
by bpmsl
Mon 10 Apr , 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

Thanks Jon,
I've stalled for a while but will get back to it.Hopefully your build will go well too.
Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Thu 23 Mar , 2017 22:15 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Connecting a coolant air valve solenoid for a "Fogbuster"
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Connecting a coolant air valve solenoid for a "Fogbuster

Without looking at the electrical drawings that all seams fine. Let me know if you have any issues & I will dig out the drawing. Hi Martin, All looking really good, apart from a bit of a weird one, when I enter an M command to send my ATC carousel "out" it also energises the coolant relay, any thou...
by bpmsl
Thu 23 Mar , 2017 20:25 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

Hi Barry Looks good! What was your reason for mounting on the right hand side vs the normal left hand side? I've sourced a cylinder, but no brackets, so need to fab some. I've not had chance to get the new plate made, was holding off so I could get the cylinder mounting holes cut at the same time. ...
by bpmsl
Mon 20 Feb , 2017 0:45 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

For those who are interested, the retrofit works!

For the record some fine tuning is still required... will be uploading a video of drilling the head on my main youtube channel.

:-)
by bpmsl
Fri 03 Feb , 2017 20:23 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

Hi Jon, Doesn't look like the holes are there in the head stock casting. I wafted a magnet over the casting and it was magnetic all over the mating surface. I'm picking up my bracket in the morning (I don't have a welder). I tweaked the drawing that I uploaded previously, adding a recess to the fron...
by bpmsl
Wed 25 Jan , 2017 14:37 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

Yes the sensor to count the toolchanger is a prox switch on the Genova Cam. However it has to read two pulses to know the thing has gone a full station. Two reves of the cam are required for a toolchanger. Hi Steve, Just to be clear I think what you are saying is; The Carousel sensor (NVM-D4C) / AT...
by bpmsl
Tue 24 Jan , 2017 23:03 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14231

Re: novamill atc retrofit

Hi Does anybody know if the Novamill head/z-carriage was redesigned at any point? The artwork for the plate that fits onto the head was altered at some point (shown in the revision notes) and in my case, this revised artwork appears too small. I've had a plate laser cut, but doesn't appear to be bi...
by bpmsl
Sun 15 Jan , 2017 20:22 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Connecting a coolant air valve solenoid for a "Fogbuster"
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Connecting a coolant air valve solenoid for a "Fogbuster"

Hi Folks, Hoping to get confirmation on controlling coolant on my Novaturn. I'm intending to use a "Fogbuster" style coolant spray when machining aluminium thus eliminating any issues with getting the machine drenched in coolant. From the schematics I believe from NVT-D5 that TB3 Output number 2 is ...
by bpmsl
Sun 15 Jan , 2017 17:53 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Connecting a coolant air valve solenoid for a "Fogbuster"
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Connecting a coolant air valve solenoid for a "Fogbuster"

Hi Folks, Hoping to get confirmation on controlling coolant on my Novamill. I'm intending to use a "Fogbuster" style coolant spray when machining aluminium thus eliminating any issues with getting the machine drenched in coolant. By comparing the novaturn NVT-D5 and NVM-D3 (Output identified as "COR...
by bpmsl
Sat 29 Oct , 2016 19:20 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill tool-changer interface
Replies: 0
Views: 2573

Novamill tool-changer interface

Hi Folks, I'm running a Novamill with Win 2K VR Milling v2.32, and I'm designing a DIY toolchanger. Is there any details availble on how VR Milling v2.32 and the control box communicate with to a toolchanger? Obviously the hardware is only half of the solution, it needs to talk to the controller too...
by bpmsl
Sat 29 Oct , 2016 19:15 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 - Denford Post
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

Autodesk Fusion 360 - Denford Post

Hi Folks,
I'm running a Novaturn + Toolchange with DOS FLSTEP and a Novamill with Win 2K VR Milling v2.32, is the Denford post processor option in Autodesk Fusion 360 fully compatible?

As always any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Tue 11 Oct , 2016 21:53 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Is there any way to run FLSTEP without my novaturn connected
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Is there any way to run FLSTEP without my novaturn connected

Starting to use the lathe a fair bit recently, but it'd be great to be able to simulate without the machine attached.