Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread John Dammeyer
I've stayed with AlibreCAD and AlibreCAM through thick and thin. For a while it was MecSoft's CAM but now that Alibre has re-integrated I like that the two applications are linked. I can tweak a drawing. Adjust the CAM. There are probably down sides but I don't know them. During the

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Dave Cole
I work with a shop that does a lot of waterjet, laser, 4 axis mill, and some lathe work and they are using Fusion 360 for their 4 axis mill and lathe they are very happy with it. I've used Fusion 360 to drive a LinuxCNC lathe and it worked fine. It seems like things are moving to the cloud, but

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Bruce Layne
Being an unrepentant capitalist, I must admit that commercial software has much to recommend it.  There is money to pay programmers to develop stable and feature rich software, and market forces keep the product customer focused so the market gets the features that customers want.  When Fusion

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Bruce Layne
On 3/22/19 6:52 PM, Lester Caine wrote: > On 22/03/2019 22:46, Bruce Layne wrote: >> I use FreeCAD, mostly for 3D printing.  It's still not ready for prime >> time and doesn't have a usable CAM system so it's not a possible >> replacement for Fusion 360, but it's a viable CAD option for me when

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 21:35, Jeff Johnson wrote: > Anyone on here have opinions on Fusion 360 Cad/Cam by Autodesk? I use it a fair bit. I actually have an Inventor license, but find myself using Fusion for a lot of stuff to save booting the Mac into the Windows VM. (Also the native Fusion is a

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Greg Bernard
I've been using Fusion for almost a year, choosing it over others primarily because it's free to hobbyists and small commercial users. It is easier to learn than other packages I've tried and has given me good results for 3d modeling. As of yet I've not used the CAM portion of the software,

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Lester Caine
On 22/03/2019 22:46, Bruce Layne wrote: I use FreeCAD, mostly for 3D printing.  It's still not ready for prime time and doesn't have a usable CAM system so it's not a possible replacement for Fusion 360, but it's a viable CAD option for me when Fusion 360 isn't. Sorry I have to disagree with

[Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Jeff Johnson
Anyone on here have opinions on Fusion 360 Cad/Cam by Autodesk? Using ShopCam for simple 2.5D work, VisualCam for 3 or more axis work, using Alibre Cad for 3D Drwaing and creation as well as ProgeCad for 2D Drawings. With this combo there is not much we can't handle but maintenance agreements

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Lester Caine
On 22/03/2019 23:28, Bruce Layne wrote: I'm still running FreeCAD 0.16, which is over a year old 0.18 is available but not released formally and has some VERY useful additions, but 0.17 has been about for nearly a year and it's Path workbench has everything I had on Cut2D plus some ... It's

Re: [Emc-users] problem DH parameters manipulator arm

2019-03-22 Thread yomin estiven jaramillo munera
Hi chris, i would like ask you something, based on you said , I need to figure out how my elbow angle is moved in function to my base angle, and after this i will need to add this function to my kinematics file, in that case i would be using the DH parameters so, i should modificate genserkins,

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/22/2019 07:42 PM, Lester Caine wrote: On 22/03/2019 23:28, Bruce Layne wrote: I'm still running FreeCAD 0.16, which is over a year old 0.18 is available but not released formally and has some VERY useful additions, I tried 0.18 (I think) maybe too soon after release, and while the CAD

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/22/2019 05:46 PM, Bruce Layne wrote: AutoDesk had done that to me before. They sold me on AutoSketch which, as an electrical engineer was all of the mechanical CAD software I'd need. Then they discontinued AutoSketch at the moment that I learned enough to be productive and

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 14:15:55 andy pugh wrote: > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 17:46, Gene Heskett wrote: > > > Try this: https://a360.co/2JwQgNR > > > > crashed FF, https library too old and disabled I think. > > Works fine on a Stretch LiveCD install running on a VM on my Mac. (and > if anything

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 14:04:48 Roland Jollivet wrote: > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 20:02, Gene Heskett wrote: > > On Friday 22 March 2019 13:47:01 Roland Jollivet wrote: > > > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 19:31, Gene Heskett > > > > wrote: > > > > On Friday 22 March 2019 12:24:55 andy pugh wrote: > >

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Dave Matthews
On Fri, Mar 22, 2019, 22:32 Jon Elson wrote: > On 03/22/2019 04:14 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote: > > Anyone on here have opinions on Fusion 360 Cad/Cam by Autodesk? > > > > > We just got set up with Autocad Inventor at work. While > very capable, and it has lots of good CAM strategies, it is > SO

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 22:55:46 Ken Strauss wrote: > > -Original Message- > > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 10:34 PM > > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > > > On Friday 22 March

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 15:17:43 Ken Strauss wrote: > > -Original Message- > > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 1:52 PM > > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > > > On Friday 22 March 2019

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 14:41:33 Les Newell wrote: > > neither ships to the states. > > Sure they do > lant-Lubrication-Spray-System-Unit/283340566564> >

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 18:52:54 Lester Caine wrote: > On 22/03/2019 22:46, Bruce Layne wrote: > > I use FreeCAD, mostly for 3D printing.  It's still not ready for > > prime time and doesn't have a usable CAM system so it's not a > > possible replacement for Fusion 360, but it's a viable CAD

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/22/2019 04:14 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote: Anyone on here have opinions on Fusion 360 Cad/Cam by Autodesk? We just got set up with Autocad Inventor at work. While very capable, and it has lots of good CAM strategies, it is SO COMPLICATED! We have one guy here who got good with it, so I

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 10:34 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > On Friday 22 March 2019 15:17:43 Ken Strauss wrote: > > > > -Original Message- >

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 18:46:41 Bruce Layne wrote: > Being an unrepentant capitalist, I must admit that commercial software > has much to recommend it.  There is money to pay programmers to > develop stable and feature rich software, and market forces keep the > product customer focused so the

[Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
I have a servo motor acquisition problem, I tend to buy servo motors from eBay just because they are cheap. A recent (ish) acquisition was an NSK Megatorque (RS1010, which means 10" dia and 10" long) This is rated at 147Nm (108 lb f) torque and for an axial load of 9500N (2100lbf) so is quite a

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Les Newell
That's basically the Fogbuster design. It is a design that works well but uses quite a bit of air.  You lose most of the energy in the air by regulating it down to a fairly low pressure before you feed it into the tube. That's why I went for my extended nozzle design that runs on ~100psi at

Re: [Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 08:39:21 andy pugh wrote: > I have a servo motor acquisition problem, I tend to buy servo motors > from eBay just because they are cheap. > A recent (ish) acquisition was an NSK Megatorque (RS1010, which means > 10" dia and 10" long) > This is rated at 147Nm (108 lb f)

Re: [Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:04, Jon Elson wrote: > .01 degrees is 36,000 counts/rev. Large diameter encoders > (maybe with interpolation) can do more, but maybe that is > the raw resolution of the encoder without the interpolation. The encoder is described as a "Resolver" in the drive manual,

Re: [Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 15:27, Gene Heskett wrote: > Translating that site into our native tongue might be a good starting > point. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs=en=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.strojirenstvi.cz%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D21057 -- atp "A motorcycle is a bicycle with a

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:15, Gene Heskett wrote: > Lack of the ability to bore very fine threads below > nominally 10mm discourages me from attempting a needle valve design Why do you need to bore? Just drill and tap. -- atp "A motorcycle is a bicycle with a pandemonium attachment and is

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 10:06:24 Les Newell wrote: > That's basically the Fogbuster design. It is a design that works well > but uses quite a bit of air.  You lose most of the energy in the air > by regulating it down to a fairly low pressure before you feed it into > the tube. > That's why I

Re: [Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/22/2019 10:25 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: I hope you got the driver for it with it. Dissecting that into a schematic might reveal some secrets. Likewise, I think I'd be looking for a way to get the encoders full resolution out of it as .01 degrees sounds a bit coarse. .01 degrees is 36,000

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 10:06:24 Les Newell wrote: > That's basically the Fogbuster design. It is a design that works well > but uses quite a bit of air.  You lose most of the energy in the air > by regulating it down to a fairly low pressure before you feed it into > the tube. And you lose a lot

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 12:14 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > And I've been cogitating on how to restrict the fluid flow, so haven't > made any chips

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:43, Gene Heskett wrote: > Do we have anything that can "view" this .step file? pycam struck out. Try this: https://a360.co/2JwQgNR -- atp "A motorcycle is a bicycle with a pandemonium attachment and is designed for the especial use of mechanical geniuses, daredevils

Re: [Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/22/2019 07:39 AM, andy pugh wrote: A recent (ish) acquisition was an NSK Megatorque (RS1010, which means 10" dia and 10" long) This is rated at 147Nm (108 lb f) torque and for an axial load of 9500N (2100lbf) so is quite a beast. Currently I am using it as a glorified protractor to

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Les Newell
Hi Gene, And you lose a lot more air thru the poorly molded flex joints, probably 5x what comes out the nozzle. And I've been cogitating on how to restrict the fluid flow, so haven't made any chips yet. Considering the price of these coolant units

Re: [Emc-users] Interesting motor construction

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 12:23:01 andy pugh wrote: > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 15:27, Gene Heskett wrote: > > Translating that site into our native tongue might be a good > > starting point. > > https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs=en=https%3A%2F%2Ffor

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 12:24:55 andy pugh wrote: > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:15, Gene Heskett wrote: > > Lack of the ability to bore very fine threads below > > nominally 10mm discourages me from attempting a needle valve design > > Why do you need to bore? Just drill and tap. I could but I'd

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 12:28:46 Ken Strauss wrote: > > -Original Message- > > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 12:14 PM > > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > > > And I've been

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 12:47:45 andy pugh wrote: > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:43, Gene Heskett wrote: > > Do we have anything that can "view" this .step file? pycam struck > > out. > > Try this: https://a360.co/2JwQgNR crashed FF, https library too old and disabled I think. Cheers, Gene

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 13:07:16 Les Newell wrote: > Hi Gene, > > > And you lose a lot more air thru the poorly molded flex joints, > > probably 5x what comes out the nozzle. > > And I've been cogitating on how to restrict the fluid flow, so > > haven't made any chips yet. > > Considering the

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 13:47:01 Roland Jollivet wrote: > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 19:31, Gene Heskett wrote: > > On Friday 22 March 2019 12:24:55 andy pugh wrote: > > > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:15, Gene Heskett > > > > wrote: > > > > Lack of the ability to bore very fine threads below > > > >

[Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Roland Jollivet
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 19:31, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Friday 22 March 2019 12:24:55 andy pugh wrote: > > > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:15, Gene Heskett > wrote: > > > Lack of the ability to bore very fine threads below > > > nominally 10mm discourages me from attempting a needle valve design >

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Gene Heskett
On Friday 22 March 2019 13:07:16 Les Newell wrote: > Hi Gene, > > > And you lose a lot more air thru the poorly molded flex joints, > > probably 5x what comes out the nozzle. > > And I've been cogitating on how to restrict the fluid flow, so > > haven't made any chips yet. > > Considering the

[Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Roland Jollivet
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 20:02, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Friday 22 March 2019 13:47:01 Roland Jollivet wrote: > > > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 19:31, Gene Heskett > wrote: > > > On Friday 22 March 2019 12:24:55 andy pugh wrote: > > > > On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 16:15, Gene Heskett > > > > > > wrote: >

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread andy pugh
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 17:46, Gene Heskett wrote: > > Try this: https://a360.co/2JwQgNR > > crashed FF, https library too old and disabled I think. Works fine on a Stretch LiveCD install running on a VM on my Mac. (and if anything should crash) -- atp "A motorcycle is a bicycle with a

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Les Newell
neither ships to the states. Sure they do Les

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 1:52 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > On Friday 22 March 2019 13:07:16 Les Newell wrote: > > > Hi Gene, > > > > > And you lose a

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-22 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 1:52 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape > > On Friday 22 March 2019 13:07:16 Les Newell wrote: > > > Hi Gene, > > > > > And you lose a