Almost up and running!

Hello all. I recently received my 4 Axis machine and am eager to get going with it. I have it set up on 12' long bars and have a few questions from the community. 1. I have noticed that my set up has a decent amount of torsional flex and sag. I will be adding more foot pads to it to compensate, but would like to know of any experience regarding how this adversely affects the part, and if anyone has done more than just add more foot pads? 2. I was wondering if anyone has attempted to do test…

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1 Reply · Reply by Dan Tryon on Saturday

curved mandrels and other non symmetrical forms etc

Hello to all of you equally. Its my first post here, so straight to the point. I have been lurking here for a while to find more user reviews and opinions about this great looking machine. Reason why im still waiting before buying one (money of course) is that i would like to see or hear how have you succeeded to make non symmetrical tubes, like slightly bent tubes (bicycle frame tubes for example) or conical tubes, or any else form. Is it possible with this machine ? Another thing i have been…

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1 Reply · Reply by Guilford Smith Oct 3

Mississippi State University Space Cowboys, Progress With the X-Winder

Just wanted to share some of what Mississippi State University's rocket design team has been using our X-Winder for! We're currently working towards setting a speed record for a collegiate rocket launch at just over Mach 4, and a huge part of that is using filament wound composite motor cases and air-frames to cut down the weight of our rockets. The pictures are of a filament wound 54mm motor case and hydro-static pressure test article. The motor case stood up to the firing of a J425 solid…

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4Axis issues

Hello everyone. I have worked with this winder for few weeks now. I'm still unable to get DH Linear to work properly. The problem seems to be that the executor software doesn't recognize the position signal from the motor. If i check "Help"-> "about" the settings look like this:…

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I used step motor drivers that are puposed  for Mach3 specialy. You can't use original X-winder's controller (Phidgestepper) with a parallel port. You can use it only with usb.
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"Виталий, добрый день.Мне хотелось бы получить обратную связь по опыту эксплуатации намотчиков X-Winder. Если не сложно, то давайте спишемся или созвонимся.Почта: m.v.ocherednikov@mail.ruМаксим."
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