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  1. Thread: Mach3 Software

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    I've never done the change before but I think you...

    I've never done the change before but I think you also need to re-calibrate the motor steps/velocity/acceleration if they were previously set for imperial units, its all under the Motor Tuning in...
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    I purchased some a few months back (two sets of...

    I purchased some a few months back (two sets of FK12 Bearing Blocks), they had standard bearings instead of angular contact bearings in them, and the spacers were just complete junk, that's not to...
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    Good to hear :2tsup: - Chris

    Good to hear :2tsup:


    - Chris
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    Thanks, the pinions were just from the TEA range...

    Thanks, the pinions were just from the TEA range (budget pinions).

    TEA1025 - Module1-25 Tooth - $9.02ea. + GST + $17 freight for 3 pinions. (price from 12/8/15)

    I did get these quotes for the...
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    Silvers worked out cheaper and was pre-drilled &...

    Silvers worked out cheaper and was pre-drilled & tapped, so why not :)

    If you're happy with that wobble or want to bore them out you're welcome to have my pinions if I can find them, I never...
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    Purchased my rack and pinions from them, no...

    Purchased my rack and pinions from them, no issues with the rack but the 20T pinions were bored off center and was 8.1mm at one end, ended up purchasing a set of pinions 25T from TEA which ran much...
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    Linear pitch looks to be 3.14159 (pi), double...

    Linear pitch looks to be 3.14159 (pi), double checked with some M1 rack in the garage and it looks spot on. Seems the metric rack is in multiples of Pi.

    So a 2.5x reduction looks to put you at...
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    Here's a design I'd seen on youtube some time...

    Here's a design I'd seen on youtube some time ago, saves having to modify the jack.
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    Had to sell it off a long time ago, as I don't...

    Had to sell it off a long time ago, as I don't have much room to spare in the garage, went off looking pretty decent once I'd re-cut most of the plates, should still have some sketchup files...
  10. Sticky: Some what appears to be cheap downgraded steel @...

    Some what appears to be cheap downgraded steel @ Moss Vale, NSW (Haven't seen much downgraded stuff before so not sure if this is standard pricing or not)
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    Sounds like a good idea soundman. Didn't even...

    Sounds like a good idea soundman.

    Didn't even consider it when planning a cart, even after seeing the wall of gas bottles chained up at the speed gas reseller. :doh:
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    First project on the list after buying a...

    First project on the list after buying a cylinder, went with the G size as it's over double the size of an E cylinder and yet only an extra $40 to refill, downside is my old cart isn't stable...
  13. Sticky: Seen this gem while browsing ebay, Myford ML10 ...

    Seen this gem while browsing ebay, Myford ML10

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lathe-metal-Myford-/271656983892
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    It's been some time since I've set it up so...

    It's been some time since I've set it up so cannot say what they are from memory, also I've replaced the 1.5kw air cooled spindle with a different motor so my setting may differ from yours.

    You...
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    Looks to be the same as mine Up top you have...

    Looks to be the same as mine

    Up top you have your L1, N and Ground for single phase input.

    Down bottom you have the U, V, W which go to your 3 pins on the spindle, if you wire them up in the...
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    Well get on it, it ain't gonna build itself :U ...

    Well get on it, it ain't gonna build itself :U

    Yea, it was my first time doing acrylic inlay, 3mm opal white acrylic.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks. Just a heatgun, and used some lengths...

    Thanks.

    Just a heatgun, and used some lengths of wood/clamps to help hold it down/direct the airflow, and in some places a blast of compressed air to help pull it in.

    Yea, applied after it's...
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    Machined a control panel for an arcade cabinet...

    Machined a control panel for an arcade cabinet not long ago, my first time machining acrylic and it cut beautifully, also painting the underside of the acrylic turned out better than expected.
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    It's nice to have but I personally don't see any...

    It's nice to have but I personally don't see any advantage over the smaller viewing area units when trying to improve weld quality, I'm just a hobby welder but getting the settings right and...
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    I've got a Lincoln 3350 in Gloss Black, it's a...

    I've got a Lincoln 3350 in Gloss Black, it's a really nice helmet, can't fault it, having an alternate choice of cheap $99 helmets or $300 + 3M helmets despite having multiple dedicated welding...
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    I remember reading some users getting one of...

    I remember reading some users getting one of these, or a similar type of device.

    www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MS4044

    Would be my choice unless you have ~$200 to have a 15A point...
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    That ones been up there for a-while, 3 months...

    That ones been up there for a-while, 3 months at-least I reckon. Doesn't budge on the price.
  23. Thread: Ncstudio

    by Ch4iS
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    I use Inox Lanox on my machine, use it on pretty...

    I use Inox Lanox on my machine, use it on pretty much everything nowdays.

    http://www.inoxmx.com/inox/mx4-lubricant/
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    Can you flip the bearings around and reuse the...

    Can you flip the bearings around and reuse the rails or are they damaged beyond use?, flipping the bearing 180 degrees should offset where the ball bearings touch the rail.
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    Just came across this little inverter unit, I...

    Just came across this little inverter unit, I reckon it looks pretty good, $121 for a 140A inverter MagMate Brand, sold by BOC, and free delivery.
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  26. Thread: Square Nuts

    by Ch4iS
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    8020 in seven hills, nsw sell T-slot nuts. ...

    8020 in seven hills, nsw sell T-slot nuts. (8020.com.au)

    Not square but suitable for the 30/40 Series profile, purchased some a few years back for 50c a piece, purchased M8 nuts but he should...
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    Since you know your AC lines you should be able...

    Since you know your AC lines you should be able to work out N & L by looking at the PCB for which goes to the fuse (AC-L)

    From there use a multimeter to work out your negative and positive...
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    Attached an image.

    Attached an image.
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    Added the mid table support, machined up some...

    Added the mid table support, machined up some T-slot nuts from 25mmsq stock, got started on re-machining the Y/Z axis (finally found a use for that 1" plate that's been hanging around)

    Cut up some...
  30. The ones I had were commonwealth bank kiosks. ...

    The ones I had were commonwealth bank kiosks.

    All gone now apart from some touchpanels and mounting hardware, planning to build one from scratch one of these years.

    I can spare a touch panel...
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    Element-14 or RS should have a good variety of...

    Element-14 or RS should have a good variety of plugs.

    au.element14.com.au
    RS Australia | World Leading Distributor of Electronics, Electromechanical and Industrial Components


    One I found...
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    I don't mind :U It's taken a long time to...

    I don't mind :U


    It's taken a long time to update but it's finally ready for its first cut. Had to shim the angle brackets as it was pulling the gantry top forward, but according to the dial...
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    This piece is 80x120mm purchased from (linear...

    This piece is 80x120mm purchased from (linear bearings) Home back in 2009 (was a gantry from a machine which was never completed.) from memory it's $360 + GST per/M pricy stuff.

    I've only eyed it...
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    Thanks for the help, zvon :2tsup: Those...

    Thanks for the help, zvon :2tsup:

    Those numbers look excellent, a table upgrade will definitely be on the list of improvements to do along with a full z axis/y carriage rebuild (some errors in...
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    Yea it's all 75x75x2.5mm. I'm thinking of using...

    Yea it's all 75x75x2.5mm. I'm thinking of using 50x50x5mm RHS for the support beam, possibly adding two, sufficient or beef it up? will need to still work out brackets ect. but it'll be butted up...
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    No worries :D, I've attached some pictures of the...

    No worries :D, I've attached some pictures of the frame to give you a better idea.
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    Thanks, so you'd suggest replacing the PFC with...

    Thanks, so you'd suggest replacing the PFC with RHS?
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    I've never worked with fibreglass or kevlar...

    I've never worked with fibreglass or kevlar before, I'd probably just make a mess :D

    Took some measurements with the dial indicator (weight was within a 15cm radius of the dial)

    Front row -...
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    Table assembled. Now I'm just hoping the PFC...

    Table assembled. Now I'm just hoping the PFC doesn't bow too much and need a mid support, it's supporting 95-100KG.
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    Sticky: Chinese milling machine Geared Head Dovetail...

    Chinese milling machine

    Geared Head Dovetail Milling Drilling Machine ZX40 1 5HP Single Phase in Sydney, NSW | eBay

    Seems like a good price, but I don't have any room :C
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    Action Aluminium in Smithfield is a good source...

    Action Aluminium in Smithfield is a good source for ally, good machining grades.

    They do have offcuts of plate there, but most of the extrusion seemed to be per length (Flat bar, rounds ect.)
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    Thanks rod and russell, once the shims are done,...

    Thanks rod and russell, once the shims are done, it's off to the sandblasters for the PFC, paint it all up, and finally assemble it for the last time.

    It'll be good to see what you come up with...
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    Veryyyyy slowly getting there. Some pics of...

    Veryyyyy slowly getting there.

    Some pics of the table, 100x10 MS & 65x10 MS, just needing to machine up another 47 spacers in 8mm MS.

    Used M8 nuts as spacers for 12.8mm spacing for T nuts,...
  44. Thread: Gecko drive

    by Ch4iS
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    Resistors to set the current for your motors, no...

    Resistors to set the current for your motors, no idea what current the shark motors are running.

    Upgrade to a 48VDC PSU (Not a requirement but I've heard of big improvements going from 24VDC)...
  45. Thread: Alucobond fence?

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    Plastix sell the Aluminium composite panel, no...

    Plastix sell the Aluminium composite panel, no idea on the brand but its not the cheap stuff it was ~ $60-$70 per 2400x1200 sheet when I purchased it.

    They still have 2 stores around sydney last...
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    Wouldn't you eventually burn out the motor?

    Wouldn't you eventually burn out the motor?
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    I'm no electronics expert so cannot speak of the...

    I'm no electronics expert so cannot speak of the innards, but the overall build quality is much better. I've had both along with a Delta VFD at some point and my favorite is the Hitachi. There are a...
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    I've got a Hitachi X200 2HP on the cnc router. ...

    I've got a Hitachi X200 2HP on the cnc router.

    $234 AU shipped from the US for 1HP model here
    NEW Hitachi Inverter X200 007NFU2 Input 200 240V 1 OR 3 Phase 1 HP 4 Amps | eBay

    Hitachi...
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    yea it feels solid, tried lifting one side a...

    yea it feels solid, tried lifting one side a short time ago and it wasn't going to budge, it has to be over the 200kg mark now I reckon and I've still yet to add some 100x10mm steel flat bar for a...
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    Been busy but still managed to get some plates...

    Been busy but still managed to get some plates done. Just 2 small plates left to machine and then to start working on the table.
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