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General Mach Discussion / Re: Radius Correction
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:29:37 AM »
Thank you, sir.

General Mach Discussion / Radius Correction
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:48:19 PM »
Quick question, how do I turn radius correction off?

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangular pocket vs cutter diameter
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:18:27 PM »
O.K. guys, I checked, my version is 1.0.13. It seems my radius request of .250 was causing the width problem. The .250 radius is what I need so as to have perfectly rounded ends to the rectangular pocket not squared (inside pocket). So I tried a .125 cutter and asked for a .250 radius and same problem. I really don't like straight down plunging. I'm open for suggestions.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangular pocket vs cutter diameter
« on: February 21, 2014, 05:17:11 PM »
Thanks for the input guys. I tried changing the dimensions slightly, but it did not work. Even went to .600 and did not work. I am using a 15 deg. ramp in. I will try a straight plunge when I get a chance and get back to you. I might add that you guys are the greatest with taking your time to help us newbies.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Rectangular pocket vs cutter diameter
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:03:54 PM »
Hello all,

I've tried cutting a 1/2" rectangular pocket with a 1/4" end mill and I get a notice about width must be twice the size of tool diameter. Why is that and is there any way around it in Mill Wizard?

General Mach Discussion / Re: "A" Axis Help Needed
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:59:30 PM »

Problem solved. Adjusted velocity and acceleration, now I'm in business. Thank you for your help.

General Mach Discussion / Re: "A" Axis Help Needed
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:58:39 PM »

Admittedly that whole calculation thing is confusing. Here's the data I got for the table.

36:1 worm wheel (gear, I guess)
max angular velocity 30 deg/sec
max angular accel. 250 deg/sec
rapids over 180 deg/sec
nema 23 stepper w/ 1.8 deg steps
7200 full steps per revolution
backlash within 15 arc minutes
1 amp winding current or .5 amp full winding current.

So, you're saying the answer is in here somewhere?

General Mach Discussion / Re: "A" Axis Help Needed
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:31:14 PM »

The rotary table has stepper motor. "A" axis is configured for angular not linear. I used mach 3 to set the steps per and when told to "go to zero", it does. I have the manual printed and I've read and had all the checks that I believe are applicable. What else could it possibly be?

General Mach Discussion / "A" Axis Help Needed
« on: December 03, 2013, 05:28:02 PM »
recently added a cnc rotary table to my mini mill. Having a problem with my settings. I've made most of the config. settings I've found here. When I move the table with a G01 code or code from a wizard, the table rotates beyond the desired stop point, and continues to rotate. I'll try and post the .xml file. Any help and suggestions will be appreciated. 

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Can't figure it out!
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:08:40 PM »
Ron, and TP

Thanks guys, changed IJ mode setting from Absolute to Inc and it works fine. really appreciate it. ;D

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