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by Rando
Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:02 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Lines Ignored
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Lines Ignored

Or, you could avoid Word altogether: double-click on My Computer (or This PC, or whatever they're calling it in your version of Windows). Navigate to downloads, select the .nc file, and then either right-click and choose Rename, or just press F2 to rename the file. Change the file extension to .tap,...
by Rando
Mon Mar 13, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Huanyang Inverter used with Shark 2 HP Spindle
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

Re: Huanyang Inverter used with Shark 2 HP Spindle

For the VFD, a truly "OFF" condition requires disconnection from the incoming 120/240 VAC source. When the VFD is connected to power, the only ON and OFF states are the Run and Stop conditions. So, it's normal that the Shark control box can't truly turn off the VFD; that's the job of a "contactor", ...
by Rando
Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: WTB 3D Digital Duplicator for CNC Shark
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: WTB 3D Digital Duplicator for CNC Shark

There are MUCH better ones available on eBay these days. From the shark's perspective, it's just a normally-closed switch attached to the touch-off plate circuit, so wiring would be pretty easy. Here's an eBay search: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=cnc+pro...
by Rando
Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Can I run Linux?
Replies: 4
Views: 3614

Re: Can I run Linux?

sadly, the USB interface won't be "real-time enough" for the CNC controlling software to work properly. Vectric probably will work just fine, however. ;)
by Rando
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: New to CNC--Program Question
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: New to CNC--Program Question

There appears to be an option to purchase the pendant. As of 29Sept, the NWA web site says they'll give you a free pendant with the order, for an effective $250 discount. I see that when I click the link Kayvon provided. So, balance the cost of the new computer/laptop against that, as the pendant mi...
by Rando
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Show off your CNC Shark projects
Topic: Upgraded Static Mitigation Kits from ThomR.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Upgraded Static Mitigation Kits from ThomR.com

Kayvon:

It's not a new idea at all; I've been making and selling these kits since 2016. NWA seems to refuse to acknowledge they have this problem. Many of my customers had multiple ruined jobs, and blown-out controller boxes, but zero problems after they installed the kit.

Rando
by Rando
Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Show off your CNC Shark projects
Topic: Upgraded Static Mitigation Kits from ThomR.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Upgraded Static Mitigation Kits from ThomR.com

Yes, after six years of producing these, there's a major change due to the features added by NWA on their 5x0 series. There is now a "Run / Probe" switch, since some had mentioned the z-axis probe didn't always properly find the height with the kit installed. In the Probe switch position, the two ha...
by Rando
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Missing Random Letters when using Laser
Replies: 7
Views: 2166

Re: Missing Random Letters when using Laser

Kayvon will check out the files. It's just the CRV file, however. It would be helpful if you could add the .tap file into the Zip file and upload again. Sometimes these things are down to a problem with the post-processing. I looked at the CRV file and it looks like all the vectors are selected for ...
by Rando
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Headscratcher for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Headscratcher for me?

That's a great photo, Rando. Very impressive what you've managed with the Shark. Next Wave ought to include your results in their promotional materials! Thanks, Kayvon! You're too kind :) In some sense, they have. While the HD2+/3 generation was their lead model, they featured a bunch of my aluminu...
by Rando
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Headscratcher for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Headscratcher for me?

Hey Folks, First post here and needed to get onboard as a means to try and hunt down an issue that is puzzling me. <snip>..... - Was surprised and shocked when the SD110, with the brand-new spindle started galling the aluminum and this started to really impact the machine. Started to hog in and suc...