CNC Equipment HAVE/NEED

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CNC Equipment HAVE/NEED

Postby sliptonic » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:10 pm

As the Path workbench improves two things are happening.
1) People with extra hardware are offering it to help support additional development (HAVE)
2) Developers wanting to add specific features need access to hardware (NEED)

I'm adding this topic specifically to capture these needs and opportunities. Please don't add to this topic otherwise.
If you're trying to sell your hardware, please don't post here. This isn't a for-sale section. Such posts will be removed.

If you have hardware that you'd like to donate, please post here or PM @sliptonic.

If you would like to develop for FreeCAD Path but need hardware, please post here or PM @sliptonic

I will try to make introductions and facilitate.
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Re: CNC Equipment HAVE/NEED

Postby sliptonic » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:20 pm

[WANT] We recently merged an experimental feature for thread milling. I've never done thread milling in my shop and don't have the mills so I can't test this feature. If someone has thread mills in a range of sizes either to donate or to test the feature, please let me know.
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Re: CNC Equipment HAVE/NEED

Postby cvp83 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Maybe I could help by testing 4 and 5 axis tool-paths by cutting wood parts.

I have been working on making a CNC machine 4 years, the work envelope being 740mm x 396mm x 280mm (29.1” x 15.6” x 11.0”). The A axis can rotate infinitely. The B axis can move 270 degrees. The spindle is a 1/2” collet Mastercraft router. The operating system currently is LinuxCNC 2.8.0

Have been using Fusion 360 with some success, but it may be that the machine configuration is incorrect - the B axis moves the A axis, and Fusion 360 could not be configured to accommodate this.

Link to the machine's description:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: CNC Equipment HAVE/NEED

Postby ralf_nf » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:13 pm

Testing could be possible with my machine too: Optimum MH25 with smoothstepper / mach3, with a 4. axxis.
I use FreeCAD for CAM (an CAD) if possible, otherwise a Fusion360 license for CAM, a varicad one for CAD.
I've already tried to read an understand the path-(core) code, but I'm not finished yet.
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Re: CNC Equipment HAVE/NEED

Postby sliptonic » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Offers of testing are appreciated but should be happening anyway. That is, if you can test a feature, please do and report in the relevant topics.
Please use this thread specifically for getting hardware from those who have it to those who need it.