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  1. Bit selection, Feeds & Speeds for 30lb Architectural Foam

    This is a new material for me, so I figured I'd ask the experts while I do a quick google search...

    I need to cut some decorative corbels out of 2" thick 30lb architectural foam. I plan on using a...
  2. Thread: The E-Myth

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    hey bleeth, I saw your bot on ebay the other...

    hey bleeth,
    I saw your bot on ebay the other day! Did you get it sold? I wish I had the space/funds to make it happen, but alas...
    All the best to you on your next chapter!
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    Attached is a sample .sbp... 28399

    Attached is a sample .sbp...
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    Customizing the G-code

    I got a question for you experts out there in ShopBotLand...

    I finally have the automatic toolchanger dialed in, and I'm able to use multiple tools in the same part file. Thank goodness!

    Now,...
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    Thanks for this, Coogara! My only qualm is I wish...

    Thanks for this, Coogara! My only qualm is I wish I had found it sooner! You should have a stickied thread showcasing the app (your youtube vid), install instuctions, feature requests, etc...
    ...
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    So, doing some more investigating, I discovered...

    So, doing some more investigating, I discovered the Android app!
    Here it is:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Coogara+Consulting

    I'm going to play with the free version today...
  7. Thread: Bumpbar

    by rgreever
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    Here's the link to the newer versions of the...

    Here's the link to the newer versions of the ShopBot Remote Android app:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Coogara+Consulting

    I'm going to play with it today and see how it goes.
  8. Thread: Bumpbar

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    I am holding off ordering the bumpbar while I...

    I am holding off ordering the bumpbar while I research other options. That wireless ProxSmart CNC remote looks cool. And if I had an Android app, that would be most ideal. The link for the app4lumia...
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    I got the okay from the boss to order a bumpbar,...

    I got the okay from the boss to order a bumpbar, but now after reading the bumpbar thread and seeing the other options, I'm on the fence. I kinda like the wireless CNC remote. That looks pretty cool....
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    Yes, I had come to realize that I was incorrect...

    Yes, I had come to realize that I was incorrect all along. And thanks for the clarification and alternative suggestions, Brady.
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    Emergency Stop Kill Switch Issues

    Let's say I'm running a job, and something's not right and I need to stop the ShopBot for whatever reason. If I'm standing at the computer and I hit the spacebar to stop the job, the spindle raises...
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    Riptide, Like Brady was showing, and as evident...

    Riptide,
    Like Brady was showing, and as evident in your pic, I believe your origin isn't set up correctly in F360. You can clearly see in you pic that in the ShopBot Preview, that your origin is set...
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    You've exceeded your inbox storage for PMs...lol...

    You've exceeded your inbox storage for PMs...lol
    Here's what I was going to send you...
    Hey man, We've slowed down a little bit at the shop and I'm revisiting mounting the indexer, as well as...
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    I've asked this in the Vectric forum as well, but...

    I've asked this in the Vectric forum as well, but is there a way to avoid the retract when doing multi-layer pocketing? Other than manually editing the g-code?
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    Welp, that wasn't it :confused: I'm pretty...

    Welp, that wasn't it :confused:
    I'm pretty convinced that Vectric's toolpath options are less than to be desired,
    especially 3D stuff, like rest machining, 3D roughing, etc...
    Most of the time,...
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    Hmmm...I'll have to take a look at that. I don't...

    Hmmm...I'll have to take a look at that. I don't think I set it up with ramps/leads, but doesn't hurt to go over it again. When I get back to the shop...
    Thanks for your input, Justin
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    Help needed tweaking a toolpath

    When using Aspire to create a simple pocket cut which has multiple step-downs to reach the desired depth, the tool raises back to the safe Z2 plunge move height in between passes. For example, let's...
  18. Thread: ATC problems

    by rgreever
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    I was able to fix the broken pneumatic piston, so...

    I was able to fix the broken pneumatic piston, so I didn't have to bypass the ATC ;)
    Thanks, though!
  19. Thread: ATC problems

    by rgreever
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    ATC problems

    In the midst of cutting a part the rear dust skirt gate caught a hold-down clamp and I broke the shaft on one of the pneumatic pistons.

    So, I'll have to order another one.

    In the mean time, how...
  20. Thread: Cost

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    I recently began playing with Fusion 360, using...

    I recently began playing with Fusion 360, using the free 1 year subscription from ShopBot. It has its pluses and minuses, in my opinion. I like the fact that it's a CAD/CAM solution all in one. It's...
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    He's talking about Fusion 360, not V-Carve,...

    He's talking about Fusion 360, not V-Carve, scott. I wonder if it would be possible to import the tool library from VCP into Fusion? Just thinking out loud...
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    Hold It Down Over There!

    Fellow ShopBotters!

    I just thought I would share what I've been working on--new hold down solutions for our PRS Alpha...

    Backstory: I inherited this machine when I started this job Dec. '15,...
  23. I had a little play in the x motor control box...

    I had a little play in the x motor control box side, and the pinion was, in fact, a little loose. I tightened her up, and we'll see what happens on the next board. I'll probably slow it down to...
  24. Can anyone help diagnose this issue? Here are...

    Can anyone help diagnose this issue?

    Here are a couple pictures of the detailed inlay:
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    These are 1/2" diameter circles that I'm pocketing with an 1/8" end mill. They are not coming...
  25. Here's a pic of the finishing pass: 27209 ...

    Here's a pic of the finishing pass:
    27209

    Came out pretty sweet using a 1/2" ball-nose rastering along the x-axis.

    When I'm using the 110 deg V-bit to cut out the horizontal v channels, I am...
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