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by Michael J Starry
Wed, Jun 27 2007, 3:12PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Pressure at the machine!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Recommended exact, if I am not mistaken.
by Michael J Starry
Thu, Jun 07 2007, 9:22AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Boot menu
Replies: 3
Views: 539

I have that info. Thank you. But do you have any idea what/why/how this would just happen, literally overnight? For months there have been no problems like this at all, then I power down, come in the next morning, and whammo - the BIOS have somehow changed. What in the world causes that t o happen?
by Michael J Starry
Thu, Jun 07 2007, 8:28AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Boot menu
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Boot menu

I came in this morning and my 3 axis machine, upon start up, came up with a screen asking me what to boot first, floppy, cd-rom, removable disk, hard disk, etc. I exited (F4) from it and machine booted fine. I checked to see if there were any external disks attached, ie: floppy, cd, memory stick, an...
by Michael J Starry
Mon, Apr 23 2007, 2:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Collets
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

I figured as much. I find Denatured alcohol is good as well. I mainly mentioned the carb/brake cleaner to make a point to our maintenance guy. He uses bcarb and brake cleaner, and is known to spray WD40 into the spindle to lubricate the drawbar and clamping set. I have argued with him about the risk...
by Michael J Starry
Mon, Apr 23 2007, 9:35AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Collets
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

What is the recommendation for cleaning these componants? Denatured alcohol? Just a dry rag? Brake and Carb Cleaner?
by Michael J Starry
Tue, Jan 30 2007, 1:36PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Finish Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Just an update.
I have tried all kinds of different tools now to no avail.
Different brands, styles, more flute, less flutes, o flutes, upcut, downcut, compression, all with roughly the same results.
I guess we will just continue to deburr and sand the crap out of everything to compensate.
by Michael J Starry
Wed, Dec 27 2006, 11:23AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Finish Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

We checked for backlash, and are at about .003, so that isn't the cause. Belts are good. I really believe that it is just a matter of tooling and lack of maintenance at ths point. I will be trying new tooling this week and will update then. Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys! Merry Christmas
by Michael J Starry
Fri, Dec 08 2006, 11:02AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Finish Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

That is why I am worried about it. We fixture very high to compensate for the potential chatter issues, i have tried evey combination of G09 F# that I can come up with as well as the G80# with little to no improvement. Our fixturing is usually pretty tight, so our parts have little to no room for mo...
by Michael J Starry
Wed, Nov 22 2006, 2:35PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Finish Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Finish Quality

What kinds of finish do you all achieve when using your 5 axis machines? We cut plastics here, ABS, Poly, HMPE/HDPE, Etc. and we seem to have a lot of difficulty achieving a decent cut/finish. Tend to be a whole lot of chatter and tooling marks. Not only on curves, and radii either, though mainly. A...
by Michael J Starry
Fri, Oct 20 2006, 3:01PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: negative number in fixture offset table
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Let me follow up on that last post. My company is a lot like the fictional band Spinal Tap, who can not keep drummers... We can't keep programmers. I am the 5th in 3 years here. I am using Mastercam X to program for a 5 axis Thermwood 91000 Super control. Our parts are not larger than the tables, th...
by Michael J Starry
Fri, Oct 20 2006, 2:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: negative number in fixture offset table
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

To be honest... I have no idea! I am the newest programmer in our company, so I have just inherited this stuff and this is the first time in my life I have been involved with Thermwood Routers. Most of how they are set up is totally different from what I am used to. I worked as a service tech for KO...
by Michael J Starry
Thu, Oct 19 2006, 12:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: negative number in fixture offset table
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Thank you. I can't figure it out yet for sure, but whenever I have a negative in the offset table the machine kind of freaks out. As long as I know that it should work, I can trouble shoot it more effectively.
Thanks again.
by Michael J Starry
Wed, Oct 18 2006, 8:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: negative number in fixture offset table
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

negative number in fixture offset table

Does the fixture offset table allow for negative numbers, or do they need to be a positive?
by Michael J Starry
Wed, Oct 11 2006, 12:45PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: G52/G53 Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 538

G52/G53 Issue

We use a G52L# in our programming and on 2 of our machines it works as it should, but on 2 others, it causes our control to shut down, lock up, reboot, etc...
Any Idea why that would be? All 4 machines use the 91000 super control. So I am stumped.

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