Here is a list of all the postings Emgee has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021|
That method of drive coupled with the stepper holding power should resist any movement under cutting forces without clamping the D/H spindle.
|Thread: An explanation of CNC machining terms|
If you are using Meshcam addon for Alibre if you Export your 3D model as a step. file to a folder with Fusion running you can Import the same step. file and using Manufacture produce the CAM and postprocess to suit your machine.
Edited By Emgee on 10/04/2021 10:52:39
|Thread: Colchester Student 1800 headstock bearing adjustment|
Stuart, looks like you got the answer on the iO Colchester Group ?
|Thread: DeskCNC resurrection - USB to serial adapter|
Thanks for the advice the adapter works OK, this topic often arises on the Emco and Denford forums when using old machines that need the Serial link for communications.
|Thread: Horizontal Bandsaw Problems - -Advice Please.|
Here's a link to 1 of many you tube videos that may be helpful.
|Thread: Hangar door suspension|
On occasions when the top support structure proves inadequate to support the weight of the door it is jacked up to provide floor track clearance and a wheel is fitted at each end of the door on the free side if double doors are fitted.
|Thread: Electric motors|
You may need a 2800 rpm motor on the jig borer to get speeds suitable for small cutters, .37kW output minimum.
For the wheel cutting engine perhaps a 1450 rpm motor will suffice, as suggested 300W output.
|Thread: Warco 712 Bandsaw|
Most likely Richard also wants the extra capacity (180x300) offered by the 712, but if not like many who have commented I would certainly look at improving the performance of the existing machine before going ahead with another purchase.
|Thread: Fusion 360 personal use|
If you can't edit a file losing the CAM by Exporting and Importing is a small price to pay, as you say Jason only 10 minutes to do the CAM from the model.
If you open the Model and EXPORT a stp file to your computer and save under another name then IMPORT new named stp file it may show the original sketches, if not with the model loaded you can generate any number of new drawings from the model.
|Thread: CNC - What's the Problem?|
Nigel, a bit more of an insight:
I use a 1985 Emco 5cnc lathe and an Emco F1 cnc mill, both are programmed by manual G&M code entry, either at the machine control pad or via an RS232 link to a computer.
Line 01 faces off .50mm for 8mm depth at 100 mm/min feedrate.
The 21.5 and 19.5mm dimensions are because the cycle starts 0,5mm from the end of bar.
It is only a 2 minute job to enter such a program at the machine control, takes less time than a computer takes to start and load the CAD.CAM program never mind about doing a sketch, converting to a model then completing the Manufacturing set-up then finally using a Postprocessor to output the machine code.
Video showing sample G code entry here: **LINK**
|Thread: Advice acquiring single phase motor for Elliott Pillar Drill|
Are you certain the existing motor is not dual voltage 380/220v, to be sure check inside the terminal box for number of connections.
|Thread: Milling machines - western-made s/h recommendations up to £2k|
Much depends on the soil in your area and of course was the base prepared before the shed was erected.
IMO you need 100mm of hoggin compacted by vibrating below a concrete slab of 100mm thickness to provide a suitable base for your machines, you may want to consider a steel mat insert for added security.
|Thread: Colchester Bantam Mk1|
Go to the homepage and Join the Colchester Group, check the Files section to download FOC the manual.
Edited By Emgee on 29/03/2021 15:37:40
|Thread: Denford Starturn 8 Lathe Docs & Software needed.|
Just because the boards have a different appearance they can still use the same software, you won't know until you download and attempt to run the machine.
If you use the link it takes you to a copy of the software to run your machine, if you want an older version I can send that via email if you pm me your email address.
Michael, strange the link got corrupted, thanks for re-posting a working link. Same happened again when using the LINK menu, link when posted didn't work.
Starturn 8 software on the forum at http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2087
Edited By Emgee on 27/03/2021 10:01:28
Edited By Emgee on 27/03/2021 10:03:23
Have you been to this page ?
Couple of links take you to some info and the 2nd one to the Denford Forum.
|Thread: Fusion 360 Turn: Tool location/position|
Check which mode, Diameter or Radius, the program is written in matches the setting in Mach.
When you select the tool use the Setup option in the Tool menu to orientate the tool correctly, you can Edit the tool after selection if you need to change anything.
Also when completing the work setup you can Flip the WCS direction for Z and X axis.
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