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Does anyone us a filament modeling software?

Hello, I'm having some issues with my fiber placement. Trying to wind dry fiber onto a smaller spool with flanges, and the winder is dwelling on  one side of the spool and not the other or will switch back and forth. Wondering if there is any modeling software that will work with the xwinder for filament winding. 

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End Angle

Can anyone explain to me what the "add'l end angle" does for the winding?  I have tried it at multiple settings and can't determine how the instrument is using this setting.

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Filament Skipping

Hi everyone this is my first time posting here. I am noticing an issue with the start of the second pass of a helical wind. On the second pass it tends to space out a good distance from the first pass going from right to left. On the return from left to right everything starts falling into place from there on.

Is there a reason why it does this and is there a way to fix it? I’ll get a picture tomorrow when I make a tube.

Your help is most appreciated.

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Y-Axis Offset

I am having some trouble correctly setting my Y-Axis offset on my 4-axis X-Winder.  I am told to measure from the centerline of the mandrel to the delivery head.  I am told that the default is 4.625 inch.  What I am not sure of is, where on the delivery head do I measure to?  I have tried measuring just to the face of the steel roller, to the centerline of the roller and to the point on the roller fartheest from the mandrel centerline and, when I run my code, the roller on the delivery head…

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torque adjustments

I am new to the x winder. After a few hickups, I completed some good 2 axis winds in 3 axis mode. My question is on the subject of winding torque... How do i know if i need more torque or less torque on a particular motor? Do i increase torque for larger the diameter of mandrel? How about the delivery head torque? I noticed both delivery head motors getting warm ( I turned down the  torque)...?  I'm also have trouble with loose ends on 35* wind angles on small diameter mandrels...? I'm…

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3 Replies · Reply by Aaron Lederhose yesterday

Wiring

Hello, is there a better explanation of how to wire the winder up? I'm just not understanding how there are 4 identical axis controllers and dont see how they are labled or defined in the assembly pdf online, my winders didnt come with a user manual. any pictures or extra advice would be appreciated. 

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2 Replies · Reply by Samuel VanDenBerg on Tuesday

Control Boards Not Connected

We recently upgraded the PC our X-Winder was connected to, and we're running into an issue.  Whenever we try to run Executor, it throws an error stating some control boards aren't attached.  We have a 2 axis setup.  As far as I know, everything is setup the exact same as on the old PC.  It was previously on Windows 7, now on Windows 10.  We also noticed the power supply was weak, and thought upgrading it would help, but no luck. The mandrel and carriage axes are connected, and we didn't need…

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7 Replies · Reply by Aaron Lederhose Jan 25

Carriage Direction?

I've set up and have been getting familiar with the setup (we have a 4X-34 setup).  Everything seems to running smooth, except the carriage directionality seems to be off.  When I press the 'right' option the carriage goes away from the end with the carriage motor and and positon shown goes negative (in other words pressing right makes it go what shows as left on the setup picture).  I can manually  bring it back to the limit switch and it will rezero when it hits it.  However, when I go to…

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1 Reply · Reply by Aaron Lederhose Nov 18, 2018

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Aaron Lederhose replied to gary michalak's discussion torque adjustments
"No problem Gary,
The tension setting will change on the winding angle. Even as the diameter increases the tension can change on the same winding angle because you essentially have more friction to hold your windings in place.
You want to aim for a t…"
yesterday
gary michalak replied to gary michalak's discussion torque adjustments
"Thank you Aaron!  This information is very helpful. Im certain i need some more work on my roller/filiment delivery drag. im thinking of using a fish scale to test the tension on the filiment. Do you have any suggestions on the amount of tension in…"
yesterday
Aaron Lederhose replied to gary michalak's discussion torque adjustments
"Hi Gary,
I will try to answer all of your questions.
More or less torque on the mandrel motor is not really going to help you. The stock standard nema23 motor has plenty enough torque to wind a good tube. All the other motors require very little tor…"
Wednesday
Samuel VanDenBerg commented on Samuel VanDenBerg's blog post Does anyone us a filament modeling software?
"Thanks, I will check it out. 
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Tuesday
Turner Hunt commented on Samuel VanDenBerg's blog post Does anyone us a filament modeling software?
"Samuel,
 
 Samuel,
 
There is a video on our YouTube channel about how to modify a g-code file for spool winding you can use the same principle to eliminate the carriage dwells.
 
If you have any questions email me at xfo@xwinder.com
Turner "
Tuesday
Samuel VanDenBerg posted a blog post
Hello, I'm having some issues with my fiber placement. Trying to wind dry fiber onto a smaller spool with flanges, and the winder is dwelling on  one side of the spool and not the other or will switch back and forth. Wondering if there is any modeli…
Tuesday
gary michalak posted a discussion
I am new to the x winder. After a few hickups, I completed some good 2 axis winds in 3 axis mode. My question is on the subject of winding torque... How do i know if i need more torque or less torque on a particular motor? Do i increase torque for l…
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Can anyone explain to me what the "add'l end angle" does for the winding?  I have tried it at multiple settings and can't determine how the instrument is using this setting.
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Hi, I am new to filament winding and is trying to wrap an aluminium cylinderical shape. I am facing issues with the delivery head angle. The angle of the delivery head is inversed throughout the winding. [Example: When moving the carriage from Right…
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Aaron Lederhose replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"Have you isolated which controller box is not communicating?  To update my drivers and check communication I only plugged in the individual contol box directly to the computer. Disconnect everything else that you possibly can. Keep the usb cable as…"
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Alan Moore replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"Still no luck.
I went through Device Manager and updated pretty much everything.  Also got an externally powered USB Hub, but didn't make any difference."
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