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    3 Done 1 to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_canuck View Post
    Finished product.
    Nice work

    You can increase the voltage to 52v if your power supplies will all balance this will give you a little more RPM I mostly run my old Dyn2 Drives at 50v just adjust the power supplies they all must be the same and in balance

    The new Dyn2 drives I have them at 68v to 72v depending on what Power supply I use

    Dyn4 if you want / need max performance though

    Mactec54


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    My rapids max out by aoftware limit at 500ipm. Fast enough for me. PS is 48V.

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    Update:

    My router has been in pretty much in constant use the last few weeks making parts for a few different startups from fuel cells for chemistry experiments to UAV drone parts from carbon plate.

    Lots of different materials I can now say my machine can cut:
    316 Stainless
    Copper
    Brass
    resin enforced graphite
    Acrylic, ABS, PP, HDPE, and Polycarb plastics
    Carbon fiber plate
    Kevlar plate
    Rohacell Foam

    I have also done a ton of parts with cast AL, 6061 and Renshape tooling board lately. Every material takes some trial and error to get feeds and speeds right for my machine. It's been a great learning experience.

    Machine is rock solid so far. I am thinking about getting a new spindle as the current one has a couple thousand hrs of run time now and bearings are starting to get a bit noisy.

    I have the united nations of chips under the machine right now. Time for a full clean up which I need to move the machine to do. Graphite plate is so far the dirtiest material to work with. Graphite dust is nasty stuff!

    I also made a vac hold down table with a 1/2" MDF top 2' x 4' that I can setup for thin sheet type jobs. It's come in handy a bunch. I bought a vac blower off amazon that works pretty well sucking straight through unmolested MDF. It held good enough to machine some 1/2" AL cast plate parts yesterday but I did have to reduce my normal 1/4" end mill depth of cut to ensure the stock didn't move. I taped the edges for extra insurance. The parts do have to have lots of surface area to hold otherwise its back to the masking tape and CA approach.

    Andrew

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    Those moulds look great.
    Mark

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    A few quick upgrades added to the machine.

    Added a torque meter from the VFD. This will show if I'm pushing the spindle too hard.
    Added a SSR to turn AC power on to the new AC outlet when the spindle turns on. It also has a manual override switch. I plan to use it to power on/off my shop vac dust collector.
    Added an air solenoid to also turn on air to the mister when spindle turns on. This will keep the air compressor from running after the cut is complete.

    With the new mods, I don't have to be so attentive to the machine when a cycle completes.

    Messy wiring which I will clean up a bit but going for function over form as the wiring is inside the control box and reasonably protected.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_canuck View Post
    A few quick upgrades added to the machine.

    Added a torque meter from the VFD. This will show if I'm pushing the spindle too hard.
    Added a SSR to turn AC power on to the new AC outlet when the spindle turns on. It also has a manual override switch. I plan to use it to power on/off my shop vac dust collector.
    Added an air solenoid to also turn on air to the mister when spindle turns on. This will keep the air compressor from running after the cut is complete.

    With the new mods, I don't have to be so attentive to the machine when a cycle completes.

    Messy wiring which I will clean up a bit but going for function over form as the wiring is inside the control box and reasonably protected.

    Andrew

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    Can you post a link to the Torque Meter it could have some uses also for testing motors / spindles

    Mactec54


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    It's a built in function of the WJ200 VFD. I use setting C028 set to 02 which sets one of the analog output pins to 0-10V signal representing output torque. Page 4-90 in the VFD manual.

    The meter is an analog 0 - 10VDC panel meter off Amazon for $8.



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    Pushing some faster cutting at bigger docs this week. Those 45 helix cutter made for AL really work as advertised.




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    Here's a recent project that the CNC machine came in handy for. I machined the molds for the wing joiners and joiner boxes with the CNC to help out Thinkflight and RCTestFlight's project. I also made some 3D printed parts and cut a bunch of the foam parts for them.





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    Quote Originally Posted by the_canuck View Post
    Here's a recent project that the CNC machine came in handy for. I machined the molds for the wing joiners and joiner boxes with the CNC to help out Thinkflight and RCTestFlight's project. I also made some 3D printed parts and cut a bunch of the foam parts for them.
    What a great project

    Mactec54


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