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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2007, 09:01:07 PM »
Looking good Scott, Looking real good.

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2007, 05:14:44 PM »
sorry it has been so long on this, but, the lathe control is working great!! He actually cut one part and then he did several, the machine will hold about 2/10ths across average parts!!

The down side is the machine is down right now cause the guy that speced the right angle trasfer drives speced them to weak, and the X and Z Drives (1kw ADC's) stripped out the brass gears!!!

So they are gonna spec in a more powerful gear set, (such is the life of R&D).

Many, Many Thanks to Ed Gilbert of "CNCbuildingblocks" (www.cncbuildingblocks.com), I used his super duper awesome encouder count homing boards, he helped them to play nicely with cnc4pc's Bidirectional boards, and also he helped (as a matter of fact solved), the bug of finding the magic way to get two very different drive type to play together as well. He also helped find many other digital bugs. The Man is the Yoda of Digital electronics!!!

The owner of the machine will not let me have a "Movie" of it until he gets it fully working "Right" again......

But that should be soon!!!

Will post a movie when I can,

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 02:34:36 PM »
Update:

   The Guy I built the 5 axis Jog-learn spinning lathe control, brought vidio of the Lathe actually spinning a part to the Mach3 Convention S. E. He said it was great cause can easily jog learn 4000 lines of code in 2 minutes and have some other guy running the part two minutes after that!!!

   I have the Movie disk he brought to the show, so I will see if the band width of Y-Tube will let me upload it. It was cool watching the 8 tool ATC rotating around with the formaing wheels and changing its angle of attack as the piece was formed........

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2008, 08:26:13 PM »
Well here is a vidio of the 5 axis jog learn spinning lathe in action!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0kf1D49ces


The vidio is called: "5 Axis Jog-Learn Spinning Lathe in action"

This is the Vidio that the client I built the control for the above brought to the Mach3 Convention.
It has the normal X and Z of a lathe, Plus the "A" axis of the ATC turret rotates tools 1-8, and the "B" axis of the ATC tool turret rotates the angle of attack.
There is a "Y" Axis that is a "Backer Wheel" that moves up behind the chuck to put "Flanges" on the spun work. This vid shows a recessed light shield being spun.
It has dual function MPG control, it has TWO standard MPG wheels one of them selects the X, Y and A, the other Selects and operates the Z, and B axis, ALSO there is a selector switch that moves the two hand wheel MPG's to a 2 axis Jog-Ball type for Organic/dynamic curves while programming the machine.

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2008, 06:03:06 AM »
Scott,

That is one very impressive machine!

Ian

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2008, 12:09:55 PM »
Nice, good video of a very neat machine.

Brett
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 03:26:01 PM »
Wow, after going to Easter service today, and being reminded of what Jesus did for me on the cross. It made me realise how stupid it was, for being mad at a guy who is trying to take credit for my control.
So, I erased what was here. Truth will find a way to him, we all need the Lord.

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2008, 03:28:27 PM »
Scott,
Glad to see that You are calming down. It is obvious to all here that You are the brains behind that project. There are always people trying to gain advantage through the efforts of others. Good luck on future projects!
Kenny
Having way too much fun! Something must surely be wrong.

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2008, 03:45:50 PM »
This is an exceptional project, I'm loving every aspect of your contributions, Scott.
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008, 05:06:40 PM »
Amen, Scott:

I wounder who he will be calling when lightning kills something.