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Re: newbie - help with solving backlash issues
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 11:30:47 AM »
Hello,

Now looking at the backlash on the Y axis. I ran the G-cpde below (also attached) on my small mill. Basically it mills from x=0 to x= 10 mm line in MDF, goes up 150mm, mill a parellel line... comes back and does a line at x=10 to x=20... etc.
Issues are: at Y=0 the three lines are not completely aligned, there is a bit of "ladder" effect. Same with the lines at Y=150 mm
The distance between the lines at Y=0 and the lines at Y=150 is not truly 150mm - more like 148.5
these problems looked even worse when I tried to mill then drill a PCB

Shall I fix this by trying to removed the backlash "mechanically", or should I try to use Backlash correction in Mach3 (as suggested by Hood)?

-to check reliability, is the program attached/below the right way to go? I made a couple of circles as well - but I don't have high precision instruments to measure the distances accurately (electronic vernier calipers is all I have)

many thanks

Thomas


F100
G21
G01 Z2
G01 Z-0.5
G01 X10
G01 Z2
G01 X0
G0 Y150
G01 z-0.5
G01 X10
G01 Z3
G0 Y0


G01 Z-0.5
G01 X20
G01 Z2
G0 Y150
G0 X10
G01 z-0.5
G01 X20
G01 Z3
G0 Y0


G01 Z-0.5
G01 X30
G01 Z2
G0 Y150
G0 X20
G01 z-0.5
G01 X30
G01 Z3
G0 Y0