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Newbie What rpm should I use? Taig milll

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 22:15
Playing with my taig cnc mill and cutting aluminum. Currently set to 10k rpm on the spindle, if I drop it down 1 groove it’s 6700rpm, then 4200, 2600, 1650 and last 1050rpm.

What would I gain from going with a slower spindle speed? Pretty much only plan on cutting aluminum for now.

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Need Help! Makino j3 8th axis over heat

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:25
I have makino j3 machine. I am facing 8th axis (bts)motor overheat. How can i bypass.mag &bts motor drive same. Help me

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spindle stop / mount test indicator

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 13:48
Seems like a silly question, but: how to you properly stop the spindle from spinning when using a test indicator?

Like in this video:

Or if someone has a different method entirely would be interested in that as well.

I have this indicator set from LMC fwiw:

https://littlemachineshop.com/produc...ProductID=2925

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Taig Mill: Mach3 --> Mach4

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:31
I have a setup consisting of:

-- Taig mill;
-- 166 oz-in stepper motors;
-- Gecko G540;
-- 48V motor power;
-- Ethernet SmoothStepper;
-- Mach3; and
-- Windows XP/SP3.

I have been having some strange, infrequent but frustrating errors within Mach3 that I just haven't been able to figure out, and I'm considering migrating to Mach4 instead, to see if that may just work in my case.

Has anyone made this same migration from Mach3 to Mach4 with a similar setup? I would deeply appreciate any impressions or recommendations with this process, and/or a working and debugged profile if you've gone one.

Thanks for any advice;

--dave

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1/4-20 slot nuts

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:45
Been thinking about some 1/4-20 hold-down solutions to compliment my 10-32 stiff, mainly for compatibility with some 1/4" accessories I have.

Toying with a few options,

  • T-nuts: Raised nut design, also will serve as hold-off (maybe only raised 1/8")
  • T-bolts: Some off the shelf 1/4 hex head bolts + "head carriers" to prevent spin and contact with slot walls


Some simplified drawings I made real quick in MS paint, sorry, CAD license is being used by someone for "real work" at the moment.





5/16 would be be great too, but would require even more elaborate workarounds, prob gonna focus 1/4-20 for now.


Wondering mainly if anyone has tired similar with/without success.

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