Hello Guest it is April 18, 2019, 07:00:51 PM

Author Topic: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software  (Read 6453 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 07:44:13 PM »
Another vote for SheetCAM.  We have ArtCAM, RhinoCAM and VisualMill...And I Use SheetCAM 99% of the time.  The ability to use programming logic like if...then...else, etc. in post processors makes it capable of a lot of things that the others are not. 
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 01:41:26 PM »
I changed the design a bit, not using a spindle motor now. Decided to use a 1 HP conventional 110V motor and drive it with some intermediate pulleys to get the tool in the 9000-500 RPM range, built a R8 spindle housing to use the collets I already have.
It's slowly coming together...

Offline Chaoticone

*
  • *
  •  5,472 5,472
  • Precision Chaos
    • View Profile
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 02:10:58 PM »
Looking good!

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

My guard dog is not what you need to worry about!
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 05:22:38 AM »
Nice work,
I especially like the way that you counterbalanced the Z by putting the motor onto the backside of the machine.

Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 08:29:02 AM »
Thanks.

Everything attached to the main gantry rail is aluminum except for the motor. I am mounting a 6 inch precision vice (yellow block) on the frame and a rotary head beside it. The work table is 5/8" Blanchard ground plate. The side plates are water cut 1" 6061 plate.

There is a slight issue with frame sag because of the gantry weight but it is being solved with a table brace and some center jack screws.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 08:32:12 AM by oldmechano »

Offline Hood

*
  •  25,779 25,779
  • Carnoustie, Scotland
    • View Profile
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 03:03:24 PM »
Good to see a nice clean and tidy wiring job :)
Hood
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 01:59:59 PM »
Got all the hard parts built... now doing cable/air/wire management, mounts for control box/laptop, then strip it down for paint.

Offline Chaoticone

*
  • *
  •  5,472 5,472
  • Precision Chaos
    • View Profile
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2013, 02:21:22 PM »
Why in the world are you going to cover up all that eyecandy with some ugly paint?   ;D


Looking great!

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

My guard dog is not what you need to worry about!
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2013, 06:28:21 PM »
Been busy with "real" work so it has been on that back burner as of late... only going to paint the steel parts.


Offline budman68

*
  • *
  •  2,360 2,360
    • View Profile
Re: Possible new project pending feedback on LazyCam software
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2013, 07:05:22 AM »
Neat work so far, may I ask if you have a build thread on your R8 spindle that goes up to 9000 RPM's?

Do you possibly have a picture of it in pieces and showing/naming what bearings you used?

Thanks, and great work you have done-
Dave
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Just because I'm a Global Moderator, don't assume that I know anything !

Dave->    ;)