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by Gerry A Brown
Sun, Jun 17 2012, 10:57PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Signs from DXF
Replies: 12
Views: 9021

Re: Signs from DXF

Hi Daniel,

Islands in pockets.......that is where I was coming to a halt in my thinking to make this work but did not not know what to call it :?

I think the DFX import will work well for some things but I am starting to think that signs is not one of those things.

Thanks,
Gerry
by Gerry A Brown
Sun, Jun 17 2012, 6:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Signs from DXF
Replies: 12
Views: 9021

Signs from DXF

Hello, We have been approached by a sign company in the area to route signs on our router. Their software will export files in DXF format. Has anyone tried to cut signs from DXF files? I use TurboCad & have read through the CN manual about running DXF files & it looks like it will be a lot o...
by Gerry A Brown
Sun, Apr 01 2012, 7:14AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: THM Sync
Replies: 6
Views: 4298

Re: THM Sync

Hi Kerry,

Thanks, that clears it up for me.

Gerry
by Gerry A Brown
Sat, Mar 31 2012, 9:38AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: THM Sync
Replies: 6
Views: 4298

Re: THM Sync

Hi,

My curiosity is killing me! What is the sync utility? Where would I get it? Why would I want it? Do I already have it :roll:

Thanks,
Gerry
by Gerry A Brown
Thu, Mar 01 2012, 8:22PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Front Fixing Bracket Holes for Metal Sided Drawers
Replies: 33
Views: 24890

Re: Drawer Front Fixing Bracket Holes for Metal Sided Drawer

I'll meet you half way & I'll buy :joker:

But seriously it sounds promising. It is good to hear some improvements are in the beta stage.

Thanks
Gerry
by Gerry A Brown
Wed, Feb 29 2012, 7:17PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Drawbar up switch has not opened
Replies: 5
Views: 4568

Re: Drawbar up switch has not opened

We had the same problem. The sensors are adjustable but you want to rule out other issues before you adjust them & Thermwood service should be involved to decide if the sensors should be adjusted. Other issues could include worn or dirty tool holders dirty spindle taper. If this issue is showing...
by Gerry A Brown
Wed, Feb 22 2012, 11:07AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

Forrest, My pre-ramp is set a little more than yours but I think it is dependent on the up-cut length of the cutter. I have tried setting it less & it didn't seem to help. I think the ramp outside finished edge would cost a little more in material costs due to extra clearance between parts but l...
by Gerry A Brown
Wed, Feb 22 2012, 9:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

On the pre-ramp plunge & ramp in it seems this always happens on the front edge, can anyone confirm this? Maybe it just seems that way. If you could do the pre-ramp plunge outside the finished edge then ramp in & down that would be ideal. Has this ever been discussed? Neville, Thanks for the...
by Gerry A Brown
Thu, Feb 16 2012, 1:10PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

Thanks Kerry.
That makes sense I had not considered that.

Gerry
by Gerry A Brown
Thu, Feb 16 2012, 12:07PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

I was away yesterday so I am late replying. Will The machine is a 2007 model that is new to us. We purchased it from a leasing company that took it back. We are in southern Alberta & there is not easy access to service here so we are trying to solve these problems in house. Jason, I have been in...
by Gerry A Brown
Tue, Feb 14 2012, 9:32PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

Neville, We just got our machine up & running & the edge quality problem has been there since the first cuts. We have slowed the feed rate to 600 & with a new bit the edge is better. Our machine is a CS 45 so the Z axis does not seem to have any adjustment in the ways. I am going to try ...
by Gerry A Brown
Mon, Feb 13 2012, 9:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

Forrest, What cutter feed speed & RPM were you using on the Panolam board. It gives me some hope if you were able to cut this board cleanly as all other responses I have gotten have indicated the double pass as the solution. Kerry, I agree if there is a way to resolve this without wasting machin...
by Gerry A Brown
Sun, Feb 12 2012, 4:20PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

Hi Forest, I think the core of the Panolam material is harder to cut cleanly than other brands. It has more hardwood in the core. I will try another brand although I am reluctant as the Panolam melamine is a good product. You Said "I am also pleased with some recent changes that are close to be...
by Gerry A Brown
Sun, Feb 12 2012, 11:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Re: Poor edge quality

I posted this question at Woodweb & from the replies there & more reading here the solution seems to be a double pass preferably climb on the the first pass & conventional on the second. This could also eliminate the ramp in chipping. From reading the forum here this is not possible on t...
by Gerry A Brown
Sat, Feb 11 2012, 12:57PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 21495

Poor edge quality

Hi everyone, We have been trying different cutters & feed speeds to improve edge quality but can't seem to get a smooth edge on our outline cuts. The rough edge telegraphs through the .5 mill edge tape. We are using a .5" Vortex XP compression cutter with 2 flutes 18000 spindle speed & ...

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