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CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« on: November 05, 2007, 12:46:28 PM »
I Have been reading about everyone's great projects and decided to add 1 of my little projects.
I am working on converting a 4x6 metal cutting bandsaw over to a Mach controlled cutoffsaw. So far I have the Z axis working and yesterday I made a 1st attempt at a feeder for the stock. I will get to try out the feeder some time this week.

Let me know what you guys think,
Cutmore
« Last Edit: November 06, 2007, 02:21:52 AM by Graham Waterworth »

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Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 05:16:12 PM »
Thanks for sharing your machine with us.
One thing, could you make the pictures 800 wide maximum?

Regards Benny
Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 06:11:58 AM »
Thanks for looking Benny,
I caught the picture size after I posted the pictures. Hopefully more pictures later this week.
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Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 09:05:09 AM »
Please let us know how accurate it is when finished. Member poppabear has a stand alone mach app. for a cutoff saw posted somewhere here on the forum.

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Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 08:59:48 AM »
Brett,

   I think he is using my Screen, look on his laptop, that is the CNC saw screen I posted up. He did a really awesome job on that saw so far too.  I cant wait to see some vids of that puppy in action!!

Great Job CutMore!!!!!!

Scott
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Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 09:14:36 AM »
Poppabear,
I am using your Screen. Thanks for creating that screen, so far it works great & I have not thought of anything you did not already add for functions.

Just a quick plug for Poppabear,
Poppabear Does machines for a living, If you need a custom screen for Mach or have a machine you want to do something with, contact Poppabear.

Cutmore
Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach (new pix!)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007, 07:07:05 AM »
Hello,
I was able to try out the saw last night, or should I say I put off the rest of the work I have to do to try it.
After a bit of trial & error, I was able to cut 11 parts (black acetal 2-1/4" diameter by .550" long) To within .01" of each other!

The biggest variable right now is that I need to loosen my stock clamp by hand right now to relieve enough pressure for the "feeder" to work. Once I came up with a system, the repeatability was great in my eyes. The "system" that worked for me was for feeding the clamp handle was @ 6:00 and for cutting the clamp was @ 3:00.
Some sytem Huh? Well I definitely have a lot of things to add but at least I know I am not off my rocker, at least with this idea!

I made a video but even zipped it is 5 meg so I can't post it. Any one interested let me know I'll send it. It is not an action film at 6"/min feedrate but it is making parts!
regards,
Cutmore
Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach(more pix)
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 07:10:01 AM »
Hey,
 I thought I attached these too so I will try again,
Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2007, 11:39:16 AM »
Nice Job! 

Sounds like Mach3 can automate just about anything! This is something that I could use. 

Thank cutmore and pappabear

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Re: CNC Cutoff saw using Mach
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 02:19:25 PM »
CUTMORE,

   That is too cool!!!!! Thank you for the pics!!!

Scott
Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
http://www.ss-systems-llc.com/