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by Marty_Escarcega
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ballscrew tolerances and real world performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Ballscrew tolerances and real world performance

glass scales are a problem on lathes that small. many companies sell other than 'glass scales' that are much thinner...the big problem, even if you CAN get the glass scale on the lathe is loss of tailstock positioning toward the chuck when working with very small parts. I would be surprised if you ...
by Marty_Escarcega
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ballscrew tolerances and real world performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Ballscrew tolerances and real world performance

When I get home, will have to see if my slim line glass encoder could even remotely fit the cross slide on my 8x14 lathe, I doubt it. It would be the closed loop stepper or servo driver that would read the quadrature glass scale input, correct? On an 8x14" lathe, the C7 ballscrews with close loop s...
by Marty_Escarcega
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Building a CNC router
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Building a CNC router

I have been at it for 3 years. I'm in the process of putting my CNC router together. I have all the parts except for the motors and electronics. It measures 36 x 84 and was meticulously designed to be rigid. As with any ongoing project, I will always find places where improvements can be made. I fi...
by Marty_Escarcega
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: mhp s-24, st. louis
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: mhp s-24, st. louis

I am back, got busy and computer issues. Yes it is just a knee mill. The control is dead. The plan is to get it going with the all in one conversion without the tool changer to start with. Phase 2 will be adding the tool changer and maybe rigid tapping. the machine already has good servo motors and...
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Software update

We are aware of an issue with the new software and images. We are looking into it.
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Software update

Test.
Image is 1.37mb
LARGE IMG_20180110_151918201.jpg
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Software update

Test image is 415.15kb
IMG_20180110_064422000.jpg
by Marty_Escarcega
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Software update

Software was updated today. If anyone noticed any peculiarities, please post here.
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

Dave, I can't remember, did you switch to Acorn on your lathe?
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

Whoops! That was me Dave. I fixed it.
Can't wait to see your mill rigid tapping with Acorn! :D
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

Yup, I'm sold! I bought my Acorn board last night so I can install it in the mill control panel. I will order the computer and the PRO mill licenses later after I get the machine a little further along. I've had Mach 3 for about 4 years but it has too many limitations for me. IE: Non standard G-Cod...
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

You can use the Gecko 320x servo driver with Acorn...basically any motor driver that can take step and direction input will generally work fine with Acorn.
Marty