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    Abrute stop at end of direction travel

    Started a 4hr cut this morning. everything was going fine until an hour into the cut. Started noticing that when the cutter head came to the end of travel in one direction and was going to reverse...
  2. If you want to take the time to learn how to work...

    If you want to take the time to learn how to work with DEM files and how to convert them into STL for use in Aspire. There is Bathymetry data available for various regions of the world from NOAA....
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    I've looked at the UGRACNC site and a nice...

    I've looked at the UGRACNC site and a nice selection of equipment. I'm interested in a air cooled spindle in the 2.2 kw size range and was wondering what models people have been happy with as well as...
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    Could you give me the model number for the...

    Could you give me the model number for the spindle and the VFD so I can look up information on them. What did you do to attach the spindle to the Z axis on the Shopbot or did it come with some type...
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    High speed spindle alternatives

    I'm seriously thinking of replacing our Porter Cable router with HS spindle. Though our machine is not used heavily and the PC router has severed its purpose quite well. It is the level of sound that...
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    My VR settings are presently set at what you...

    My VR settings are presently set at what you recommend in your article on Ramping (March 2008). I did try your suggestions in your recent post of March this year as well, but still ending up with...
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    I'm still experiencing this issue with my machine...

    I'm still experiencing this issue with my machine "As soon as it came to the end of the x-axis travel on a raster cut pattern the gantry would come to an abrupt stop then reverse direction. Prior to...
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    I'm not sure if your student is still interested...

    I'm not sure if your student is still interested in making a topographic map, but I thought they might might find this recent project of interest. I used 30m resolution DEM file for the Yukon...
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    You might be interested in this site as well:...

    You might be interested in this site as well: http://freegeographytools.com/
    The fellow who maintains this site has some very useful articles on manipulating geographic information.
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    If you go to the Vectric Forum...

    If you go to the Vectric Forum http://forum.vectric.com/ you will find many threads explaining a variety of ways to create a topographic map carving. It is important to know a bit about DEM files and...
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    It's PRTstandard and I have adjusted the ramping...

    It's PRTstandard and I have adjusted the ramping values based on what information I found on the forum about a year ago. The machine worked smoothly up to this recent event. I was actually watching...
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    Abrupt stop at end of x-axis change of direction

    I was running a 3d file today and about 2/3 of the way through the cut I had this happen. As soon as it came to the end of the x-axis travel on a raster cut pattern the gantry would come to an abrupt...
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    I tried pretty well every thing that I could...

    I tried pretty well every thing that I could possibly do, to get the OS to allow for the creation of the Shopbot.ini file, but nothing seemed to work. Finally decided it would be faster to reinstall...
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    Shopbot.ini problem

    Had a OS failure yesterday on the controller computer. Repaired the problem and OS seems to be working fine. However when I went to re-installer the Shopbot 3 control software I'm finding it is not...
  15. Thread: USB2 question

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    It is a clean install of Windows 7 on this...

    It is a clean install of Windows 7 on this computer, with the HP driver files. What puzzles me the most is why several USB2 compliant devices that I tried in the computer properly register as USB2...
  16. Thread: USB2 question

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    USB2 question

    I've been running latest controller software 3.8.12 for a month now on an older Dell computer running XP. So far no issues. I decided to upgrade the controller computer to a newer model HP, 2gig of...
  17. After 30 years with a beard I finally shaved it...

    After 30 years with a beard I finally shaved it off. Even though I wore a mask, still enough dust got by and over time it started to create a health problem for me. I should have bit the bullet in...
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    ShopBot controller software and Linux

    I was wondering if anyone has experimented trying to run the ShopBot controller software on a Linux based distribution recently. Most of the comments I've searched on the forum about this, are quite...
  19. Thread: Ramping issue 3d

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    I had read Brady's article and tried what was...

    I had read Brady's article and tried what was suggested in it before posting my inquiry. Still haven't found a solution to the issue though.
  20. Thread: Ramping issue 3d

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    Ramping issue 3d

    I'm running 3.8.10 on a PRT standard machine. When I cut a large 3d file using a raster tool-path the machine does an abrupt change of direction when it moves to reverse its direction for the next...
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    Did you have to make any changes to the default...

    Did you have to make any changes to the default settings once it was installed and up and running.
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    The college I use to teach at upgrades their...

    The college I use to teach at upgrades their computers on a regular basis and sells the old ones for a nominal fee. So it is easy to pickup a couple of similar configured units and repair them if...
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    Bob It wasn't really any particular feature in...

    Bob

    It wasn't really any particular feature in 3.8.10 that made me try this version, but more that 3.8 and been around long enough and had several revisions, that I felt it might be a stable...
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    Now I'm more puzzled than ever about the...

    Now I'm more puzzled than ever about the installation issue. Using all the suggestions given I tried 2 complete installs and still could not get it to find the controller. Even though the device...
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    Hi Brady I had already tried everything you...

    Hi Brady

    I had already tried everything you suggested, except unplugging the USB cable. So I guess that is worth a try and see what happens.
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