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  1. Looking for west coast shopbotters for paid consulting

    I am an artist in Los Angeles, and a few years back, made the plunge and bought a wonderful PRS Alpha, with a dual Z axis (poor man's tool changer) with 2 Columbo 5hp spindles. This machine has...
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    West Coast shopbotter

    I am an artist in Los Angeles, and a few years back, made the plunge and bought a wonderful PRS Alpha, with a dual Z axis (poor man's tool changer) with 2 Columbo 5hp spindles. This machine has...
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    Thanks, much. Going to look into it further. ...

    Thanks, much. Going to look into it further.

    Rob
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    Brady, do you know if its possible to drive say a...

    Brady, do you know if its possible to drive say a gecko driver for an 4th axis/Indexer, using a PRS Alpha controller from around 2011? I know that there are higher end Oriental Motors closed loop...
  5. Thanks, Joe. I put a call in to them Friday and...

    Thanks, Joe. I put a call in to them Friday and they said they'd get back to me soon.
  6. No, will keep all the parts so we can switch back...

    No, will keep all the parts so we can switch back when needed.
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    Gentleman, thanks for all your input. It helps a...

    Gentleman, thanks for all your input. It helps a lot. Going to jump in and give it a go. Just wanted to test the water a bit before spending next week building the indexer. Take care.

    Rob
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    Brady, good points. I should have mentioned that...

    Brady, good points. I should have mentioned that we have a 12" Z axis and that the material is lightweight 10lb polyurethane foam, so shouldn't be much force involved. I found a video that shows...
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    Thank, Mark. The Rhino and toolpath part, I feel...

    Thank, Mark. The Rhino and toolpath part, I feel comfortable about. I'm asking more about the capability of the indexer itself on a shopbot. I've seen some videos where the indexer appears to...
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    Are complex 3D forms possible using an indexer?

    A lot of the posts regarding indexers involve wrapping a 3D texture file or text onto a cylinder of sorts and I'm curious if it is also possible to do complex 3D forms with an indexer?

    Currently,...
  11. Repurposing a rarely used 2nd Z axis to drive a custom indexer?

    Hi,

    We have PRS Alpha that was ordered from shopbot with a 2nd Z axis. Over the last 3 years, the 2nd Z axis has hardly been used and I'm curious if it would be easy enough to switch the existing...
  12. Good ideas, thanks.

    Thank you guys for all the good input!

    The mechanical switch does seem better than the electrical probe, as it would avoid any reliability issuess related to variables within the stack of...
  13. Variability of material thickness

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the fast reply. Your approach is inline with what we were thinking at first, but the issue comes up that the small tolerances between whatever material thickness value we...
  14. Interested in help/advice for automated loading routine

    Hello,

    Please let me know if this question should be placed in a different area of the forum, I wasn't quite sure.

    We are working on an unusual project where we have converted our trusty PRS...
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