Search found 3207 matches

by tblough
Wed Jul 24, 2024 10:50 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: CNC12 load options? We DON'T want the extra file on C:\cncnm\ncfiles
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: CNC12 load options? We DON'T want the extra file on C:\cncnm\ncfiles

Parameter 4 is covered in detail on page 317 in the Mill User's Manual.
This post has been liked 1 time(s).
by tblough
Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Modification of parameter 263 (DRO display resolution)
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Modification of parameter 263 (DRO display resolution)

I would like to suggest changing parameter 263 DRO Display Resolution to the number before the decimal point being the resolution when in Inch mode, and the number after the decimal point being the resolution in mm mode. I e. 4.3 would be 4 decimal places in inch mode and 3 decimal places in millime...
This post has been liked 1 time(s).
by tblough
Wed Jul 24, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting up tools on a lathe
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Setting up tools on a lathe

It all depends on how you are going to program them. You have to use them in your CAM system the same way you measure them. You can have multiple tool offsets for each tool to accommodate both options on the middle and right tools.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Wed Jul 24, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: New Rigid Tapping Question
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: New Rigid Tapping Question

If you are peck tapping without problems in aluminium, then my guess is chip packing in steel. Add more pecks, change to a different tap (geometry, coating, manufacturer), use a different tapping fluid.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Wed Jul 24, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: New Rigid Tapping Question
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: New Rigid Tapping Question

I suggest you do your testing using Intercon before adding Fusion into the mix. Post a new report so we can see your tapping setup. Initial guesses are it's either chips packing in the flutes, or the index pulse is not registering correctly and you are splitting the lead when re-entering the hole.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Sun Jul 21, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Rigid Tapping - Thread Question
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Rigid Tapping - Thread Question

I'm sure you've checked, but have you tested in wax? If there are any inconsistencies in pitch from an incorrect encoder setup, you could be "pulling" the last couple of threads.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Thu Jul 18, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Slot Cutting Question
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Slot Cutting Question

This assumes a tight machine and spindle. Slop in either or both places will decrease the max feed. However a good rule of thumb is increase chip load to reduce chatter.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:10 am
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Cutting off on a hobby lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: Cutting off on a hobby lathe

If you parting blade is cutting correctly, your chips will be nice "fiddle head" curls that won't pack in the cut. Most beginners make the mistake of not aligning the parting blade. You really should run an indicator down the blade.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:06 am
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Slot Cutting Question
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Slot Cutting Question

What Uwe said. Your feedrate was too slow. 25-28 in/min for HSS 2-flt cutter.
This post has been liked 0 time(s).
by tblough
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Display Precision for inches and millimeters
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Display Precision for inches and millimeters

Bummer. One additional thing to change when switching between inches and mm. It would be nice to have a single button to switch, instead of three things.

Removing the units selection from the Intercon headers was a step back as well
This post has been liked 0 time(s).