Axis calibration

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Axis calibration

Post by Accu-Slice »

I just upgraded my PM30 to CNC. In running my first part it was out of calibration. I remember that Marty did a video on calibrating the axis. Anyone know which video this was?

Thanks.
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Re: Axis calibration

Post by martyscncgarage »

Have you downloaded and followed the Acorn Installation Manual? Its described in there:
https://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397

I did the process while setting up my mill using the All in One DC but the process is the same.
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Re: Axis calibration

Post by rk9268vc »

the place to start is using your ball screw pitch to find out revs/inch. then use stepper/ servo's steps/rev to work it out.

To fine tune my PM-30 I used a sharp V bit/ engraver and marked out a line on a piece of 6061 as far apart as possible (like 20 in apart) and then measure it to work out your inaccuracies (you need to move the mill in only 1 dir to ignore backlash)

Once you got steps per in done, then use a dial indicator to work out your backlash to set your backlash comp

When milling a part to check accuracy, always conventional mill, not climb mill. This is the more rigid way since it isnt trying to pull your cutter into the mill making an undersize cut.
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