ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Over a year ago, I decided to convert my cnc router to an ATC. Along the way I saw a video that showed a ATC with a auto dust shoe, so why not give it go. This is a new hobby for me and it's been quite a learning experience, building a control cabinet along with separate cabinet for the VFD and a few other mods to the machine, trying to stiffen it up a bit.

Thanks to everyone here who has helped out during this build, without you guys this would never have happened ;)

Here's a video (about 2 mins) and a picture of a part for what will be a small clamping table.

Thanks again!!!!
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/JPegujPBK2UBhwch9
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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Looks very good!

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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Nice work!
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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Great job! Thanks for sharing the idea.
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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Looks great, does your post processor calculate the height of the dust shoe to material?
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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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RogDC wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 10:03 pm Looks great, does your post processor calculate the height of the dust shoe to material?
Thanks, Yes it does. I'm using Swiss's probe app with the ATC add-on that has a section to add a macro for what ever you want to happen before and after a tool change, which cncsnw wrote (thank you :) ). The dust shoe homes along with the other axis at start-up and uses the height offset using the probe. I just eyeball the bottom of the brush to the top of the tool setter enter that measurement in the macro, which only has to be done once and that's it.

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Re: ATC/Auto Dust Shoe conversion

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Few more pics of the Dust Shoe.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TGVWv32Ecaay3AiB6
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