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by gmm50
Sun May 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Subroutines
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Subroutines

I would like to use subroutines to cut multiples of the same part. I've read about templates but can't make that do what I want. I want to design one part, make it a subroutine then place that part 10 times on my material and generate G code to run. Reasons: I want to make changes to only one of the...
by gmm50
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Shark Pro Plus
Topic: Cutting air - NOT
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Cutting air - NOT

We put an hour meter on the router power. I believe we find 625 hours is our limit.
So we see if we can finish each job before we even start.
by gmm50
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Stopping at a position other than 0,0,0
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Stopping at a position other than 0,0,0

I have used a Shark CNC for probably 5 years now. Running well. I have a production job where I would like to stop the machine in a position different than 0,0,0 I need this so I can reload material, move to 0,0,0 and then run another piece. Normal program end is Z=2.000 G00 x=0 y=0 M02 I've changed...
by gmm50
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: pocket depths
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Re: pocket depths

What we used to do many years ago with poorly generated assembly language code is to pass it through an optimizer. Lots of work to get the first one running but then very easy to keep using it. This works great in a production environment but probably not worth it for a hobby project. I just sit her...
by gmm50
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: I can't figure out how to make the arc i need
Replies: 8
Views: 3702

Re: I can't figure out how to make the arc i need

This is exactly why I have High School students working part time.
I keep reminding them these problems are just like video games. Seems to work.
by gmm50
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Step and repeat patterns
Replies: 11
Views: 5648

Re: Step and repeat patterns

When we started Vectric didn't have tutorials on this subject but I think they had it in their code. TEMPLATES are the answer. You take a part and make a (Part) template out of it. It's all covered in tutorials. Then place that template on a new job. Place it many times or mix and match templates. Y...
by gmm50
Mon May 09, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Water-Cooled Spindle Setup Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

Re: Water-Cooled Spindle Setup Question

We have a shark with a 611 router. We added a power strip and an hour meter to that strip and plugged the router into that strip. Router brushes do not last 200 hours of run time. We are setting up a water cooled spindle using MACH3 on a different machine. Our controller has an 115 volt output for t...
by gmm50
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Backlash and Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: Backlash and Maintenance

Confirmation that tightening the T-Nuts took what I called backlash out of the system.
Cuts are back to normal.
by gmm50
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Backlash and Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: Backlash and Maintenance

Well it's the T-Nuts. We tightened the three screws holding the T-Nuts on X and Y axis. We might have stripped on on the Y axis T-Nut. Put machine back together without fly cutting the bed and all appears to be fixed. I believe we will need to fly cut the bed cause we had the bed off to get at the Y...
by gmm50
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Backlash and Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: Backlash and Maintenance

Good suggestion
I've asked for a listing of all the nuts. No other way to check to be sure you've got them all.