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oval sizing

if I'm wrapping a oval shaped mandrel thats about 80mm by 30mm what do i set at the mandrel size in the software?  80mm? or do i have to calculate the circumference? 

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How can I contact Turner Hunt for support ??

I'm needing to write complete nc code file by hand and have ran into issues with the "A" value.

I need to hoop back and forth at various stop and start positions. What I want is to turn the mandrel on at a set speed and drive "Z" back and forth. It seems the machine is wanting to know how many revolutions the mandrel has to turn between points. I have appx. 50 plys to wind and really need this "A" value to go away. Is there anyway to…

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Varible Diameters

Hello Everyone,

 Still very new to winding and so far things are moving forward easily. I have a project to do with a cylinder that has different diameters and tapered sections throughout the length maintaining a constant thickness. Has anyone had success doing similar shapes and if so could you point me in the right direction ??

Thanks !!!

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oval tubing

if I'm wrapping a oval shaped mandrel thats about 80mm by 30mm what do i set at the mandrel size in the software?  80mm? or do i have to calculate the circumference? 

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limit switch issue

when i begin my winding (2x) the carriage will go to the limit switch and then begin the next process but when it comes back it will hit the limit switch hard and just bang against it. i have tried messing with the z offset value but it keeps doing it. anyone have a solution? 

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Random Delivery Head Fault

Hi, Has anyone else encountered an error with the delivery head were at a random point in a wind sequence it will just ram the payout eye into the mandrel and drag it along to the end of carriage axis? I have checked the g-code and cant find any error there, I have also found if I stop the g-code executor the machine error movement continues? This error appears to be effecting axis 3 & 4.. I have this problem ongoing & its to the point were I cant complete more than 5 to 10 helical passes…

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Turner Hunt commented on max k's blog post oval sizing
"take the perimeter and divide by 3.14159 to get the effective diameter, and use that as the input for the diameter"
Dec 24, 2017
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if I'm wrapping a oval shaped mandrel thats about 80mm by 30mm what do i set at the mandrel size in the software?  80mm? or do i have to calculate the circumference? 
Dec 24, 2017
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if I'm wrapping a oval shaped mandrel thats about 80mm by 30mm what do i set at the mandrel size in the software?  80mm? or do i have to calculate the circumference? 
Dec 24, 2017
Martin Buteler replied to Martin Buteler's discussion resin batch modification
"yes, you sure can find a better to do it. I'm working on something easier. I just attended the CAMX show and saw a filament winding machine with a better impregnator. I'll try to make something like that. 
The problem I have is that the tows take to…"
Dec 19, 2017
max k replied to Martin Buteler's discussion resin batch modification
"so you pull those 4 bolts out every time you do a winding just to clean it? i wonder if i could come up with a design that would allow you to remove the roller in the resin bath without any time of disassembly "
Dec 19, 2017
John Layne posted a blog post
How can I contact Turner Hunt for support ??I'm needing to write complete nc code file by hand and have ran into issues with the "A" value.I need to hoop back and forth at various stop and start positions. What I want is to turn the mandrel on at a…
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Martin Buteler replied to Martin Buteler's discussion resin batch modification
"I unscrew the two plates and the two angles that hold the roller. Each has a pin about an inch long that holds the roller.
I remove the excess resin with a paper towel and then wash it with acetone or ecosolve
Make sure you use a resin with slow cur…"
Dec 15, 2017
max k replied to Martin Buteler's discussion resin batch modification
"how do you get the roller out to clean the resin out of the bath after a wind"
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when i begin my winding (2x) the carriage will go to the limit switch and then begin the next process but when it comes back it will hit the limit switch hard and just bang against it. i have tried messing with the z offset value but it keeps doing…
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