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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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Carbon tow size

I will start using the X-winder with my students. I wish to make very simple parts , with is the esiest tow size to use, I saw some 3 to 6 avalaible, other size are more difficult to have.

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More Torque?

I am using my X-Winder to make test panels. The mandrel is square peice of aluminium flat stock. as a cosequence the torque value changes as the mandrel spins. I need to increase the size of the motor to get more torque, Going from the original Nema 23 stepper 57HSG76-3004JA what motor could I get that would increase my torque but still mate with the original gear box?

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DH Linear Does not recognize Hardware ID

Need help with setting up this thing. After I fill in all the data in every step of the setup wizard ( motors`movement verified, max amp for motors are in suggested value), I press "save and exit". And the executor window comes up, in tracing mode, however, the machine does not move at all (I think it shoudl move like a printer to initiate itself). Within the hardware monitor section of the executor (top mid part of the window), all lights are green. Then, I close the executor by pressing stop…

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Resolution of the Carriage Issues

Hey everyone,  I'm new to the X winder work and I was just wondering how fine the motion of the carriage can be? I'm trying to move in very small increments to the righ, but I'm stuck at intervals of 0.010 (in the z axis). Has anyone run into this problem? If so, how did you fix it? Did you adjust the steps that the stepper motor takes so that the intervals were smaller? If so, how did you access that script? Thanks in advance! 

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Need help with setting up this thing. After I fill in all the data in every step of the setup wizard ( motors`movement verified, max amp for motors are in suggested value), I press "save and exit". And the executor window comes up, in tracing mode,…
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Hey everyone, I'm new to the X winder work and I was just wondering how fine the motion of the carriage can be? I'm trying to move in very small increments to the righ, but I'm stuck at intervals of 0.010 (in the z axis). Has anyone run into this pr…
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Aaron Lederhose replied to Jon Shaw's discussion Heated resin bath
"I would love to come to CAMX but I am based in Australia. It is on my list of things to go to so I will make it there one day. In any case having a look at your base formulas would be awesome."
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Jon Shaw replied to Jon Shaw's discussion Heated resin bath
"My company, allnex, makes UV curable resins, that is, we make the polymers and diluents that can be used to make a fully formulated matrix material. I know in the composites world, the term "resins" can mean a ready to use material, but that's not w…"
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Hi, Let me ask you a question. I have 4X-34. I want to wind other shape that have only one chuck, like this. Is it possible?
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Aaron Lederhose replied to Jon Shaw's discussion Heated resin bath
"Ok, that changes things...a lot.  What kind of filament are you using? carbon, glass, bassalt, etc.? and what resin? do you have a data sheet? I can see uv resins working with glass but would be very difficult to get a good cure with opaque filament…"
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Jon Shaw replied to Jon Shaw's discussion Heated resin bath
"All true IF your system is a thermal cure. However, I am working with UV curable resins, and they only react when exposed to UV energy, not heat. Some UV resins have very high viscosities, and while they can be reduced with diluents, it would also b…"
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Aaron Lederhose replied to Jon Shaw's discussion Heated resin bath
"If you heat the resin up the viscosity drops, which is great for wetout of the fibre. However you are essentially forcing the exothermic reaction in your resin as well. So your 60 minute resin could become a 15 minute resin. 
If the only reason you…"
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