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by Sportbikeryder
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: centroid all in one pc
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: centroid all in one pc

From my experience you may be better off to stay clear of any normal retail outlet for purchasing a computer as they usually come packed full of extra installed software that will likely be very annoying. I have had better luck with either more generic suppliers or even buying refurbished / off leas...
by Sportbikeryder
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis

The Parameter 78 options are available in all current CNC10 versions (2.38, 2.72 or 2.73, depending on your computer hardware). Display of actual spindle speed was added starting with CNC7 v8.00, in June of 2002. The additional bits to wait for the spindle to get up to speed, and to reduce feedrate...
by Sportbikeryder
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis

Thanks for the tip cncsnw. I do not have an encoder on this machine, however I have been considering adding one to enable rigid tapping. this control is a CNC 10, so I am not sure if the spindle feedback for speed is supported. I believe I read t least that actual spindle speed can't be displayed on...
by Sportbikeryder
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis

The 4th axis functions as expected, now on to the 5th axis. This machine is a 3 axis mill with a Centroid TRT-32 5th axis with rotary mounted on the seesaw for the 4th axis (head porting package). I have been in contact with another Fusion/HSM user with a similar machine layout on an older HAAS, and...
by Sportbikeryder
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tool Changing for spindles without tool holders.
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Tool Changing for spindles without tool holders.

Whilt not suite on topic, here is another option for "unusual" tool changers. This is not an Acorn based machine, only posting to show the action to possibly provoke ideas for others.

https://youtu.be/HCzP9PqdoVE
by Sportbikeryder
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - More than 3 axis - Solution looks promising

Everything seems to work as planned with the 4th axis positioning. I machined the following motorcycle triple clamps using the post (these were done via setting them up on the fixture twice while I was debugging the post, the next sets will be all with one setup for the second op) Now on to some oth...
by Sportbikeryder
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - More than 3 axis - Solution looks promising

The above changes did allow 4th (A) axis posting and resulted in the expected motion. That said, the machine I am working with does not have a lock for the A-axis (perhaps I should look ad adding an air solenoid and having the PLC modified to support the M10 / M11 to limit load on the rotary worm dr...
by Sportbikeryder
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - More than 3 axis

So far the output looks pretty good. Lines highlighted bold and in Blue show the initial retraction to abs Z0 (N20), and a-axis to A0 (N50). Then retraction back to Abs Z0 (N140), and rotation to A90 (N155)for the second side. John % O01001 (clamp_fixture) (T23 D=0.625 CR=0. - flat end mill) N10 G90...
by Sportbikeryder
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Autodesk Fusion 360 Posts - 4th axis works, moving on to 5th axis

I have recently been using Fusion 360 for machining 3 axis parts, and am now working on a 4th (and eventually 5th) axis post for Centroid machines. My intent at least for now is 3+1 or 3+2 machining (Position of the axis) rather than simultaneous 4 or 5 axis. Initial search through the Autodesk foru...
by Sportbikeryder
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Fusion 360 Post processsor for centroid acorn? (resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Fusion 360 Post processsor for centroid acorn? (resolved)

Has anyone used / developed a Fusion 360 post that will support multiple tool orientation (3+1 or 3+2 machining)? I have been using the Centroid post that is available, however it does not support tool orientation. Before diving into the world of post development and comparing it to the Mastercam Po...