Author Topic: Going over to the dark (CNC) side!  (Read 7350 times)

Offline Jasonb

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Going over to the dark (CNC) side!
« on: February 20, 2019, 02:20:51 PM »
This turned up earlier today



And one of these KX-3 machines was inside



So it looks like I'm going to have to work out what it does. Where are the handwheels :headscratch:

Not been a bad week for packages as these turned up earlier, now that's what I call a generous chucking spigot :)



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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 02:45:57 PM »
Do let us know about the KS3
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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 03:00:37 PM »
Where's that Darth Vader emoji when you need it  :lolb:

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 06:04:56 PM »
Nothing dark about it.

Enjoy the CNC!

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 06:34:19 PM »
Just need a bigger workshop so you can fit it in  ::)

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 09:12:28 PM »
Google  "KS-3 machine" did not give any clues and adding CNC to the search was no help either  :headscratch:

Will you elaborate with more info later Jason ?

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 09:25:02 PM »
Google  "KS-3 machine" did not give any clues and adding CNC to the search was no help either  :headscratch:

Will you elaborate with more info later Jason ?
Typo - its a Sieg KX-3

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 10:09:25 PM »
Rather than going to the dark side you have seen the light.   :cheers:

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 09:05:06 AM »
I got my Mack3 licence yesterday which meant I could run more than 500 lines of code so had a bit more of a play. The Sieg logo comes as a demo code so I ran that first.



This machine was a customer return and was known to have issues with the Z axis having been crashed into the top of the column and I was having problems getting the heights right so pulled all the electronics off the back (8 screws) so I could have a better look at the mechanicals, found something loose and tightened that up.  I ran this code about 8 times last night and could not get depths right - (tool finished up higher than when it started) before tightening the loose part. Have run it 3 times this morning and so far all seems OK, will run it a few more times later..


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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 11:21:52 AM »

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 12:37:42 PM »
Never thought I'd see the day..................  :o

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 05:55:38 PM »
Looks like my days of buying cast iron flywheels could be coming to an end if I can produce ones like this in metal, notice that it even has the spoke halves out of line just like the real thing :shrug:




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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 06:30:33 PM »
What is the material Jason? Some type of plastic I assume, but looks fuzzy in places so wasn't sure.

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 07:37:19 PM »
With fuzzies like that, it's most likely some flavor of that brown stuff that Jo hates.

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Re: Going over to the dark side!
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2019, 07:50:55 PM »
It's just some offcuts of UPVC facia board which has a dense foam type core, not the best for getting a good surface on but ideal for getting the hang of using the machine as it's a bit more forgiving if I get feed rates wrong. Having said that it's happy with me cutting it at 5000rpm and 1500mm/min (60"/min) feed with a 3mm 3-flute cutter.

It does have a black woodgrain finish on one side ;)