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601  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: December 09, 2010, 05:05:21 AM
Thanks Wes. Although I am quite sure I was in diameter mode, I will check it again later.

Dan
602  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 turn constant sfm? on: December 09, 2010, 02:02:27 AM
It is a known bug in Mach3 Turn. The combination of G95 and CSS doesn't work. G94 with CSS work fine.

Dan
603  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: AL54b (lathe) project from New Zealand on: December 08, 2010, 02:38:32 AM
It is normal for steppers to get hot. Their operating temperatures are fairly high. Up to 70 degrees Celsius is absolutely normal. If you can't hold your hand on it for more than one second then it's about 65 degrees.

The G251 has a current reduction feature while motor is idle, but to enable it you must use a current limiting resistor, even if it is the top 3.5A of the drive.

Dan
604  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: AL54b (lathe) project from New Zealand on: December 07, 2010, 02:39:19 AM
Very clean and tidy!

Dan
605  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test question............. on: December 07, 2010, 01:19:07 AM
Hi,

Did you shut down Mach3 before running the driver test?

Dan
606  Mach Discussion / VB and the development of wizards / Re: key cutting on: December 04, 2010, 11:15:02 AM
Hi AR,

Thanks for the info. Have been always curious about how this works.

Dan
607  Third party software and hardware support forums. / LazyTurn / Re: Inscribed circle, what am I missing? on: December 04, 2010, 01:02:44 AM
Hi Rich,

Thanks for finding this. Can't take the credit for this, as Jim is the one who found this Wink

As to the tool inserts, the world standard to define the dimensions of inserts is by using the inscribed circle, (except for parallelogram shaped inserts). It is coded in the number of eights of an inch. It is usually a sequence of three numbers along with insert thickness and tip radius. In metric system the insert is defined by the cutting length in mm along with thickness and tip radius. Machinery's Handbook has a good description of the American standard.

Dan
608  Mach Discussion / VB and the development of wizards / Re: key cutting on: December 04, 2010, 12:41:10 AM
The only trick is you need to work out the code of the key.

And how is that done?

Dan
609  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( What you have made with your CNC machine.) / Re: RC Gyrocopter on: December 03, 2010, 08:28:51 AM
Like it! Is it your own design?

Dan
610  Mach Discussion / VB and the development of wizards / Re: key cutting on: December 03, 2010, 01:57:07 AM
Hi AR,

So how does it work if I needed to make a key to match an existing one? I can see no point in being able to produce a new key if you don't have a matching lock for it.

Dan
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