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by Rob Davis
Tue, Jan 31 2012, 1:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cut Through amount
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Cut Through amount

Kerry, my two cents..... When we flycut, we have to fake the machine into thinking the board is 0.002 lower than what we actually cut it to be. I think this is because when we have the waste board on the machine with nothing else, it doesn't compress fully because there isn't enough vacuum to pull i...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jan 05 2012, 3:42PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is youbuild.com going to be like production sharing???
Replies: 47
Views: 12952

Re: Is youbuild.com going to be like production sharing???

Today''s (1-5-12) Woodworking Headlines: Cabinotch Acquired by Columbia Forest Products

Thermwood should not be the sole target of these issues here, CFP should share in the fun, IMO.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Dec 13 2011, 8:15AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: G-Code Verification Software/ Backplot
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: G-Code Verification Software/ Backplot

Georgi, we use MAsterCam and it has a backplot and 3D verification run. However, I am only familiar with using it for MasterCAm generated programs. I am not sure if you are asking for this to use on eCabs or not. We use the backplot A LOT when we develop all new programs.
by Rob Davis
Fri, Dec 02 2011, 8:31AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Corrupted file, New update?
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Corrupted file, New update?

Maybe a clue but another piece of information is that I use my computer in a "user" mode and am not logged on as Administrator for hacking prevention. Before the rebuild, I used to save my job file, log on as administrator, open eCabs, get the job file and then make my twd (have to be admi...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Dec 02 2011, 7:35AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Corrupted file, New update?
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Corrupted file, New update?

I thought it was just an operator error on our end but we are having the same issue here. Missing cabinets after updating software.
by Rob Davis
Wed, Nov 16 2011, 9:29AM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If you have employees....
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

If you have employees....

This 1 page article appeared in our state email magazine. I put a copy in all my employees' paychecks as it was an excellent reminder to them from someone who is in our business.
Just thought I'd share it with you as it is worth reading.

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/co ... sp?ID=2112
by Rob Davis
Mon, Nov 07 2011, 3:27PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Model 53 Bad Wobbly cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: Model 53 Bad Wobbly cuts

Thanks for posting the resolution. Too often the issue gets solved but the answer isn't posted. Glad you got it figured out. Don't feel bad as I don't know what the x/y lash or leash is either!
by Rob Davis
Wed, Oct 26 2011, 12:23PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Model 53 Bad Wobbly cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: Model 53 Bad Wobbly cuts

Zach, did you figure this out? If the bearings were this bad the vibration and noise would be deafening. Is the material wood you are cutting? And are you using a real small cutter where you might get tool deflection or material hardness variations? If you think about bearings and tooling turning 15...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Aug 22 2011, 3:26PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: How long can the Machine Run for?
Replies: 18
Views: 3745

Re: How long can the Machine Run for?

Thom, Maybe this is stating the obvious but our problem with these long running jobs is always tooling. Tools either get dull or when we do outline on sheets that have 20 parts on them , the outline tool heats up and the collet slips and then we have to rezero, new tool, etc. So, if you are not havi...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jul 14 2011, 12:30PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling suggestions for PVC
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Tooling suggestions for PVC

Update and maybe an opportunity for someone: I am admitting defeat here. After one successful run, I have hit the wall. The surfacing of the stuff makes the sheet curl up on the table and come loose and then all sorts of bad things happen. Not every one, but often enough I don't want to be in the li...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Jul 08 2011, 7:08AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling suggestions for PVC
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Tooling suggestions for PVC

For closing the loop, I ended up cutting at 600 ipm for surfacing, 450 for contouring and the single biggest factor = sharp tools! I hd no troubles with this formula and are well on our way to running all these parts.
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jul 06 2011, 1:20PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling suggestions for PVC
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Tooling suggestions for PVC

Very helpful. Thanks Ryan.
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jul 06 2011, 6:59AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling suggestions for PVC
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Tooling suggestions for PVC

Thanks, Forrest.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jul 05 2011, 4:42PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling suggestions for PVC
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Tooling suggestions for PVC

We are machining a quantity of PVC sheets for an industrial customer. i am using Vortex tools in upshear for most of the cutting operations (18000 rpm and feed 325ipm) and I am using a 2" flycutter for the surfacing part. 1) Are these the "best" tools for my application? Suggestions? ...
by Rob Davis
Fri, May 20 2011, 4:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CN 5.65
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: CN 5.65

Thanks, Josh. You've been busy! We cut from dxf files multiple times a week however we cut them from MasterCam and so I am going to assume that any CN issues will just affect dxf files taken into eCabs and CN. Right? Otherwise, sounds like no reason I shouldn't join the rest of the world with the la...

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