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by Dave
Sun May 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Go Fab CNC Forum!
Topic: Just got my table running but might have a problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5704

Re: Just got my table running but might have a problem

If you use the cut styles panel to add Pierce points it will make lead ins, but it doesn't work with all gcode so you'll want to check it before you cut. Lead ins will look like semi circles the same color as the cut path.
by Dave
Mon May 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Welcome to the Go Fab CNC Forum!
Topic: Just got my table running but might have a problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5704

Re: Just got my table running but might have a problem

I've had a knocking sound from this screw hitting the rack when the motor was too close to the rack.
by Dave
Mon May 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Welcome to the Go Fab CNC Forum!
Topic: Just got my table running but might have a problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5704

Re: Just got my table running but might have a problem

The thumping sound as it moves when using the arrow buttons on the tablet is just from the controller blipping the pulses to the motors and is normal. It shouldn't do it while cutting. Warm motors is also normal, but they shouldn't get scalding hot. My z-axis motor in particular gets pretty hot. I'd...
by Dave
Tue May 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Share your Work!
Topic: When the customer asks you to fill in the margins on a big order...
Replies: 0
Views: 2149

When the customer asks you to fill in the margins on a big order...

I have a repeat customer who orders a bunch of 3/8" thick pipe end caps for oil fields and whatnot and on the last order he asked me to fill in the gaps between circles with 5" end caps and stars 3" and bigger. No idea what he's going to do with all these stars :lol:
by Dave
Tue May 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Go Fab CNC Forum!
Topic: Question for the group?
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

Re: Question for the group?

I've gotten .dxf files from a few sources and they usually need some doctoring to produce good gcode. The tablet won't read dxf files so you need to convert them to gcode. The issue you'll run into with dxf files and generating gcode from Inkscape is that a single shape will get broken up into multi...
by Dave
Tue May 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Design Programs
Topic: GOFAB Software
Replies: 1
Views: 2819

Re: GOFAB Software

Should work on Android 6 and later, I think. I've got it running on a bunch of cheap tablets and a Pixel 3.
by Dave
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Share your Work!
Topic: Random thing's
Replies: 179
Views: 88625

Re: Random thing's

Man, you're killing it.

What sort of finish is that? I always hate covering up the steel with paint, but whatever that stain is you're using looks awesome.
by Dave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Share your Work!
Topic: Rearend
Replies: 4
Views: 3780

Re: Rearend

Kickass! I'm toying with doing my first LS swap and serious suspension overhaul on a desert racer. What kind of steel would you recommend for shock tabs and motor mounts? I've got A36 and AR500 drops for days, but something tells me that won't fly. Rollcage is half done, but wanted to build out the ...
by Dave
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: SheetCam Tool Parameters
Replies: 5
Views: 3618

Re: SheetCam Tool Parameters

GoFab changes that based on the metal you pick. Any Z values or feedrate values in the gcode are scrubbed out before it goes to the table.
by Dave
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: InkScape
Topic: G-code script error
Replies: 2
Views: 2910

Re: G-code script error

Most warnings don’t matter. Inkscape does its own special metadata in inkscape style svg’s. You can avoid a lot of the errors/warnings by starting with an empty svg in Inkscape and importing images into that document instead of opening existing images or svg’s directly. If it exported properly you c...