Monday, October 14, 2019

Two Axis Mill

I have been having intermittent problems with my X axis.  They seem to have settled into permanent.  If I turn off the controller and use the handwheel, it works.  If I connect the X control cable to the Y motor, X controls Y just fine.  I conclude therefore that the motor has failed.  I need to order a new motor obviously.

In the meantime, I am finishing cutting the 45 degree diagonal mirror holder with 2 axes CNC and 1 axis CEC (Clayton E. Cramer).  I advance X about .050 by handwheel, then run a program that cuts in Y at .1 ips, then makes a cleaning cut backward at 1 ips.  It is slow, but with this depth of cut, it works.  I can get work done preparing next semester while it is cutting in the Y axis.

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