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« on: March 18, 2017, 11:29:17 AM »

I have some files they are pdf and dfx and pdf

i try lazy cam to convert my dfx file to gcode and in the only one i can make it is in the y plate but it only gives me the holes
could someone help me out here to make this plates to make the gcode.

im new to cnc and i got a 3040 engraver from ebay. im able to cut aluminum slow but it cuts.'

this plates are open source to which im making a much bigger CNC

* y-plate.dxf (104.62 KB - downloaded 90 times.)
* threadedrod-mount-bottom.pdf (43.05 KB - downloaded 77 times.)
* threadedrod-mount-motor.pdf (59.44 KB - downloaded 59 times.)
* y-brace.dxf (93.53 KB - downloaded 48 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 11:32:04 AM »

here are the other file i was trying to get done.

* z-plate-front.dxf (106.94 KB - downloaded 57 times.)
* z-plate-back.dxf (110.69 KB - downloaded 45 times.)
* y-end-plates.dxf (86.79 KB - downloaded 45 times.)
* end-caps.dxf (79.94 KB - downloaded 41 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »

Or is there someone that i could hire ?
or any place where people can do this things?
im sure it will take me some time to get all this packed down.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 01:33:58 AM »

In order to convert your .dxf drawings to Gcode some more information is required...

What thickness is the material ?
What diameter is your cutter ?
How deep do you want to cut per pass (depth of cut) ?
What feed-rate do you want to use ?
Are you working in Inches or Millimeters ?

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 08:50:23 AM »


In order to convert your .dxf drawings to Gcode some more information is required...

What thickness is the material ?
What diameter is your cutter ?
How deep do you want to cut per pass (depth of cut) ?
What feed-rate do you want to use ?
Are you working in Inches or Millimeters ?

Tweakie.

Hello there Tweakie

the thickness is 1/4"
the bit is 1/8"  2 Flute 45 Helix 1/2" Flute Length 1-1/2"
i want to remove 1/32" per pass
feed rate of 50%

as you can see im playing very safe here since i do have the time to sit and wait
this is teaching me little by little about cad work and how gcodes work.
do you recommend some where to get some training
i was looking into lynda.com
im not sure cause i didst see much about gcodes.
but plenty of cads program nothing about mach 3 there but i started watching paul in youtube.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 10:48:50 AM »

Check the attached Gcode file to see if that is what you need.

Perhaps you should consider purchasing Vectric (or similar) CAD/CAM software. http://www.vectric.com/

Tweakie.

* y-brace.txt (15.27 KB - downloaded 59 times.)
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 07:23:38 PM »

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do you recommend some where to get some training

Save yourself the time looking all over the place to learn about gcode  etc.
Just buy Peter Smid's book CNC Programming Handbook, read the first 125 or so pages and start studying it.

If your trying to use LazyCam then read the manual for it in Member's Doc's. You may want to play  with the wizards available.
Cambam won't break the bank and produces good code.

Enjoy the learning curve.......

RICH
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