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by sliptonic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Need some help with the math
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

Re: Need some help with the math

The aluminum adapter at the top holds the bracket pieces apart so they don't pinch the tensioner. I'm surprised how smooth it works without a bushing.
by sliptonic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: import gCode
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: import gCode

Pr 3600 hasn't been merged yet. I don't like merging my own stuff without giving other developers a chance to comment. If I don't hear otherwise, I'll merge it later this week
by sliptonic
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Need some help with the math
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

Re: Need some help with the math

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mpetrasinovic wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Looking good. I am willing to help if you run into some new math/mechanics problem.
Thanks! I may take you up on that. I'm going to get serious testing and bending now that the bender is ready.
by sliptonic
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Feed rate on arcs
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Feed rate on arcs

You don't say what kind of control you're using on your router. If the arcs are being discretized to straight lines, the control may not be 'looking ahead' to blend the lines and maintain velocity. Another possibility if you're using a gcode dripper control like grbl is that the gcode isn't getting ...
by sliptonic
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: import gCode
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: import gCode

You might be interested in PR 3600 With this, you should be able to import external gcode using the gcode_pre.py preprocessor. It will create Custom ops that behave more like regular operations. You can enable/disable them and even apply dressups. So you could import externally created gcode and the...
by sliptonic
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: import path
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: import path

I don't have an easy answer for you but a place to start. Take a look in the PathGeom.py file. It has a function called edgeForCmd() """edgeForCmd(cmd, startPoint). Returns an Edge representing the given command, assuming a given startPoint.""" This function is used in several places in Path like dr...
by sliptonic
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Some question about Robot Workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Some question about Robot Workbench

I have long harbored hopes that that someone will pick up the Robot wb and make it usable. I think there would be an interesting partnership with Path to explore. I could imagine Path toolpaths being converted into robot trajectories as well as gcode, for example. I could also see Robot being used a...
by sliptonic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: 1.7% Market Share of CAD Software
Replies: 30
Views: 3123

Re: 1.7% Market Share of CAD Software

It's not done at an organizational level. It's open-source so anyone can contribute including organizations that have paid a developer to do the work. The Path workbench started life this way. The original code was written as part of a contract gig and the community ran with it after that. If you wa...
by sliptonic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: CNC Machined Part Production
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: CNC Machined Part Production

Also, your drawing doesn't have any tolerance specified, so I'm qualifying my ability to make them.
by sliptonic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: CNC Machined Part Production
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: CNC Machined Part Production

I'm not far from you (Columbia, MO). I have a small home shop and could make these in relatively small volume.

If you scale up, you could possibly touch bases with Thermavant, also in Columbia MO. They're way beyond this but specialize in custom thermal solutions.

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