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I am using the 4.16 version. As the carrier reaches the left and right ends of the mandrel, the DH does not advance to the left or right DH advance point. It stays at the DH Offset from mandrel surface. After the [CW ELLIPSE AT LEFT END] move, I then get the error shown above. This repeats until I stop the wind. However, if I pause the wind at either end during the wind, after a minute or so, the DH will advance to said point. 

If anyone has any comments or suggestion,…

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Hi there everyone,

 

my buddy and I have started doing trial winds for our composite-overwrapped pressure vessel with 3D printed mandrels, just to get the hang of the machine. 

BUT we are having problems - does anyone know a fix to these? 

1) The DH rotary or the DH linear motor do not respond to software inputs and don't move sometimes (not even when when winding - sometimes even when we just say "go home"). At times, everything will work fine and then…

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Wrapping Composite with Shrink Tape

Hey all, we have been messing around with our 4X-23 machine and have had a couple successful winds. However we have been having an issue with our shink tape layer.You can see in the pictures below, we are getting these weird voids/pockets when we apply the shrink tape. Its almost as if the tape is buckling on itself as we wrap it.Is this caused by us wrapping the tape too tight? We do wrap it tight but not entirely sure if that is the issue. I guess what I am asking is what is the proper method…

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Stepper seizing with one axis controller

Hey all,Working with a 4x-23. Had an issue with the carriage stepper motor freezing up randomly. If I change the axis controller between carriage and mandrel, mandrel motor will seize up and the carriage runs fine. Problem seems to be tied to the controller and not the motor.Is there a software fix for this issue? Running everything at the suggested amps. Let me know what other info I can provide, I'm the new guy assigned to running this so I'm learning as I go. Thanks!

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Where to get and how to determine the correct resin or epoxy for a given application?

My purchase of a 2x23 X-Winder is still about three and a half months away.  In the mean time I've been searching the internet for specific information about what exactly would be the best Carbon Fiber filament and the best Bonding Agent/Resin/Epoxy for the projects I plan to be working with.I have inquired directly from others who are working with similar projects but these businesses are reluctant to give out such information to someone attempting to get their foot in the door of the same…

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Purchasing 4X-23

Hi, I am looking to purchase the 4X-23 filament winder.However adding the item to my cart and estimating shipping and tax, it shows a $345 charge for tax.  Is this a charge for sales tax? If so, I am in a state which does not have sales tax so this charge should not be there.  What is this additional tax charge for? Thanks

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Hey all,Working with a 4x-23. Had an issue with the carriage stepper motor freezing up randomly. If I change the axis controller between carriage and mandrel, mandrel motor will seize up and the carriage runs fine. Problem seems to be tied to the co…
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