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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: June 09, 2009, 01:02:30 AM »
Exactly. All the bends are done in the manual mode first and adjusted for the pipe springback. Final Gcode is fed to the machine after testing all the bends separately. It takes 3 to 4 hours to program a part like this if you have your checking fixture ready.

Zafar

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General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 for turret punch
« on: April 29, 2009, 03:13:03 AM »
I have just finished retrofitting a turret punch with mach3. I'll post the pictures and video later. I wonder which cam software to use for it. I am using evaluation version of Profab. But it looks like I can't modify the postprocessors that come bundled with it. Anybody got any experience with programming the machine and customizing the post processors.

Zafar

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 21, 2009, 07:52:38 AM »
Weedy,

Good luck with your project. It gives me real nice feeling that my efforts have sparked another good project at your end. Looks professional indeed.

Zafar

Hi, Zafar.

Nice CNC Pipe Bender. I am in the negotiation stage with a customer to cnc retro their Japanese made small diameter CNC Wire/Tube Bender that uses obsolete/discontinued standalone hardware pulse generator card, Vexta old stepper motors/drivers.

Zafar has been very gracious and kind in assisting me to understand how he did his retro as his and my prospective projects are very similar.

Attached pictures are:
1) The actual cnc wire bender machine
2) My unfinished Mach3 screen to control the CNC Wire/Tube Bender



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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:35:26 PM »
It's also for Trucks and buses, apart from tractors.

Zafar

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 12, 2009, 01:52:51 AM »
LOL. Didn't know that this information is classified. Gotta go underground for a few years now ;)

Zafar

RC,
Zafar is very frugal.  :) He's only shows the good bending  ;) all the rest are sold as band instruments   ::) to
pre-schoolers.  :D Carefull Zafar, on what you disclose,  :-X Rc and another moderator  >:D are trying to perfect
bending gun barrels  ;D that would shoot around corners.  ??? Word out on the street  8)  is that their scrap is
being used as re-bar for building foundations and it dosn't neet code requirements.  >:(

Wont say anymore   :-[ and should have posted this sort of thing a long tiime ago.
RICH
 

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 12, 2009, 01:46:14 AM »
Especially when it is installed in the fuel line of a local tractor ... ;)

Zafar

Brilliant machine and expert programing, I just pity the poor old electrician trying to get  his wires down that conduit.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 12, 2009, 01:40:17 AM »
Programming is done manually here from the customer's drawings. Use of macros with mach3 simplified the programming a lot. We tried each bend on smaller pipes before switching to the final one. The scrap wasn't much and after perfecting the program they are producing 700 pipes a day with manual loading and unloading.

Zafar

Hi Zafar,
  I really enjoyed your video. Just wondering....do you have a CAM program especially for benders that uses a dxf like machining, or do you have to write the code manually ?
  I can only imagine the pile of scrap I would have before I got the final part bent correctly.
Thanks for your time and vid,
RC

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 11, 2009, 05:32:52 AM »
Rich,

Nice to hear how they used to do it 40 years ago. I was learning to walk at that time :)

Zafar

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: CNC Pipe Bender
« on: January 10, 2009, 09:23:06 AM »
Thanks for the compliment Christer  ;D

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Works in progress / Re: Greek Concept on mach3 user interface!
« on: January 10, 2009, 09:18:12 AM »
I'll be waiting ....

Zafar

Thanks Zafar!
The truth is i had expected more responses (positive or negative, that's not really the point) but obviously it's too early.
I will wait for a couple of weeks and if there is more interest, i'll speed up to the next screens, otherwise i will move on a slower pace!...
If i could finish it completely myself, i would have done it already, but this is impossible without your help guys. :D

George

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