My first real part using CNC

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wjh308
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My first real part using CNC

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With the Acorn, Fusion360 and a HIGHLY modified Taig mill.
martyscncgarage
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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Nice. Can we see an overview of the mill and maybe running a part showing the control?
Marty
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
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wjh308
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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martyscncgarage wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:39 am Nice. Can we see an overview of the mill and maybe running a part showing the control?
Marty
You know, I need to make a larger fixture plate that uses Mitee Bite clamps, perhaps I will make a video of that. I could wait to do the overview video once my WMPG comes in the mail so I can include that in the video too.
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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wjh308 wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:14 am
martyscncgarage wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:39 am Nice. Can we see an overview of the mill and maybe running a part showing the control?
Marty
You know, I need to make a larger fixture plate that uses Mitee Bite clamps, perhaps I will make a video of that. I could wait to do the overview video once my WMPG comes in the mail so I can include that in the video too.
Sounds good, I think we would all like to "SEE" the little machine!
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
Mesa, AZ
wjh308
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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martyscncgarage wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:36 am
wjh308 wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:14 am
martyscncgarage wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:39 am Nice. Can we see an overview of the mill and maybe running a part showing the control?
Marty
You know, I need to make a larger fixture plate that uses Mitee Bite clamps, perhaps I will make a video of that. I could wait to do the overview video once my WMPG comes in the mail so I can include that in the video too.
Sounds good, I think we would all like to "SEE" the little machine!
20200930_141253.jpg
wjh308
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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Here's it in action, making a large fixture.

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Re: My first real part using CNC

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Outstanding to see the little guy doing its thing. What did you modify from its stock configuration? Axis motors/drives, spindle motor/drive, etc...
Looks like its doing quite well!
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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martyscncgarage wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:57 pm Outstanding to see the little guy doing its thing. What did you modify from its stock configuration? Axis motors/drives, spindle motor/drive, etc...
Looks like its doing quite well!
It has a new base and column that is a steel weldment and much larger, that I purchased from a home shop guy that sells them on the Taig Facebook group, and a R8 spindle for TTS tooling, sold by another gentleman from the same group. The spindle has the pneumatic collet release, and is ground in situation.
The mill was purchased ready to accept steppers or servos. I removed the stock motor, put a 1/3HP 3 phase motor on it, driven by a VFD hooked into the Acorn. Gecko G540 is the stepper driver, running at 48v. This Saturday it should also have the WMPG hooked up.
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Re: My first real part using CNC

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wjh308 wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:07 pm
martyscncgarage wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:57 pm Outstanding to see the little guy doing its thing. What did you modify from its stock configuration? Axis motors/drives, spindle motor/drive, etc...
Looks like its doing quite well!
It has a new base and column that is a steel weldment and much larger, that I purchased from a home shop guy that sells them on the Taig Facebook group, and a R8 spindle for TTS tooling, sold by another gentleman from the same group. The spindle has the pneumatic collet release, and is ground in situation.
The mill was purchased ready to accept steppers or servos. I removed the stock motor, put a 1/3HP 3 phase motor on it, driven by a VFD hooked into the Acorn. Gecko G540 is the stepper driver, running at 48v. This Saturday it should also have the WMPG hooked up.
Nice! Awesome little machine! I hope you enjoy having Centroid software and hardware controlling it.
Marty
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
Mesa, AZ
wjh308
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:28 pm
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CNC Control System Serial Number: F045DA76BC8E-1128181383

Re: My first real part using CNC

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martyscncgarage wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:26 pm
wjh308 wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:07 pm
martyscncgarage wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:57 pm Outstanding to see the little guy doing its thing. What did you modify from its stock configuration? Axis motors/drives, spindle motor/drive, etc...
Looks like its doing quite well!
It has a new base and column that is a steel weldment and much larger, that I purchased from a home shop guy that sells them on the Taig Facebook group, and a R8 spindle for TTS tooling, sold by another gentleman from the same group. The spindle has the pneumatic collet release, and is ground in situation.
The mill was purchased ready to accept steppers or servos. I removed the stock motor, put a 1/3HP 3 phase motor on it, driven by a VFD hooked into the Acorn. Gecko G540 is the stepper driver, running at 48v. This Saturday it should also have the WMPG hooked up.
Nice! Awesome little machine! I hope you enjoy having Centroid software and hardware controlling it.
Marty
I don't know how to really use CNC12 to its fullest. Every time I make an adjustment, I do it in Fusion, generate new code, try again. I'm sure CNC12 has features that would greatly simplify my life. I figured out how to resume a job after stopping by searching for a line.
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