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by lavrgs
Thu May 16, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Introduction video to using Notepad ++ and the NCnetic G code editing plugin.
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Introduction video to using Notepad ++ and the NCnetic G code editing plugin.

Can you install the plugin without having your machine setup to run cnc12 e.g. I want to run it on a computer not "tuned" to run a machine
by lavrgs
Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Video Walkthrough of How I Use the Acorn
Replies: 22
Views: 2320

Re: Video Walkthrough of How I Use the Acorn

Maybe Centroid could find and promote a $200 touch probe. I have a couple of the drewtronic probes and just checked it to my ring gauge to within 0.0005. It's not particularly fragile - i've broken a stylus and dialed it back in. I'd guess they must be a small company because when you call them you...
by lavrgs
Tue Apr 30, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit
Replies: 180
Views: 83419

Re: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit

Sounds like an Acorn would be a better te$t device...
by lavrgs
Sun Apr 28, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: X Axis problems Hardinge Lathe
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: X Axis problems Hardinge Lathe

I've taken both X and Z motors to be checked out at a local shop that cncsnw has suggested. I expect that I will know next week if there are any issues found. The ALLIN1DC will be sent back for repairs
by lavrgs
Sat Apr 27, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Video Walkthrough of How I Use the Acorn
Replies: 22
Views: 2320

Re: Video Walkthrough of How I Use the Acorn

Maybe Centroid could find and promote a $200 touch probe. I have a couple of the drewtronic probes and just checked it to my ring gauge to within 0.0005. It's not particularly fragile - i've broken a stylus and dialed it back in. I'd guess they must be a small company because when you call them you ...
by lavrgs
Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit
Replies: 180
Views: 83419

Re: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit

Is it possible to use external drives with an ALLIN1DC? I have a bunch of gecko drives that I could use to test my servo motor... For some reason I think it doesn't like step and direction. I am trying to do some test with a board that can't drive my servo motor.
by lavrgs
Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: dxf import
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: dxf import

I'm using Rhino, but not very experienced. I do know that Rhino has an export with origin option. This could be what I need to figure out. I am not familiar with Rhino but I expect there is a way to show an X-Y and Hopefully Z axis or plane. That is the origin. in Fusion360 and Creo items are often...
by lavrgs
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: dxf import
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: dxf import

What CAD are you using? Some systems allow you to set the origin of the drawing. There are a variety of options for exporting DXF files some work better than others; it will depend on your CAD as to what's available
by lavrgs
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit
Replies: 180
Views: 83419

Re: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit

Hi Lavrgs, just curious, does it blow the fuse with every thing unhooked? The short answer is No. I do have the servos disconnected and perhaps the contactor didn't close... Several days ago I did a swap of X and Z and when I did that I got no motion from the X axis terminal, now driving the carria...