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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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I have just purchased a 4X-23 for a student project, ARIS Space, at ETH Zürich. I have a question regarding the X-Winder Designer Software. Our (me and my teams') aim is to manufacture a filament-wound composite-overwrapped pressure vessel with two polar openings. 

When generating winding patterns and visualizing them in the Designer Software, there is always at least one path which strikes across the polar opening, as in the following image: …

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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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Software issue

Hello everyone,I tried the newest version 4.21 of the software on my 4x-23 machine but I have some issues :When I order home or build from the designer software, the setup wizard window appears, then I set up every parameters (assigned boards, motors amperage etc...) and once it's done the X-winder executor window is here but nothing happens. During that period hissing can be heard from the stepper motors and those of the DH become very hot, I assume they receive a too high amperage.Does anyone…

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Carriage calibration 4X-23

Hi all.We have a 4X-23 X-Winder. At step 4 of the Setup wizard, we have the issue that the carriage don't move towards the limit switch after pressing the button "Go to the limit switch". Without this calibration the values of the z axis aren't correct. By manual moving the carriage (z axis) left means moving away from the limit switch, right is towards the limit switch. I think this is the way the carraige should move. Do anyone has an idea to solve this problem?Furthermore, there is no…

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Turner Hunt commented on Christopher Stewart's blog post "Set axes accels" error message - help! (4X-23)
"Chris,
 
Chris,
This sounds like a USB hub problem. A powered USB hub will likely solve your problem, the kind of USB hub that plugs into the wall and is externally powered. A powered six port USB hub is generally about US$20. Sometimes the PC that…"
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Christopher Stewart posted a blog post
 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 ro…
Nov 20
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Christopher Stewart commented on Christopher Stewart's blog post Problem with Pattern Generation using X-Winder Designer

Hi Turner,
 
thanks a lot for your quick answer, I appreciate it!!
I have watched the abovementioned video, it's a great intro to the software. Thanks to your answers, they helped me a lot :) 
I would like to specifically prevent the filament ridi…"
Nov 11
Turner Hunt commented on Christopher Stewart's blog post Problem with Pattern Generation using X-Winder Designer
"Hi Chris,
A good resource to help answer your 4-Axis winding questions is this video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/MxvUU7Ig1yI
This video answers why the winding angle is a dependent variable, not an independent variable that you have dir…"
Nov 11
Christopher Stewart posted a blog post
 Hi there,I have just purchased a 4X-23 for a student project, ARIS Space, at ETH Zürich. I have a question regarding the X-Winder Designer Software. Our (me and my teams') aim is to manufacture a filament-wound composite-overwrapped pressure vessel…
Nov 11
Christopher Stewart is now a member of X-Winder
Nov 11
Turner Hunt commented on waseem's blog post Detached:phidgetStepper Phidget
"The X-Winder ships with an un-powered USB hub. Some PCs do not provide enough thru the USD socket to power this USB Hub. If you purchase a powered USB Hub for about $15 USD this will solve your "Detached" issue."
Nov 7
Turner Hunt commented on waseem's blog post using4x-34 for 3Axis mode wining
"In version 4.22 of the X-Winder software, we have removed 3-axis winding because it has not produced good results. We have added 2-Axis winding as a replacement and you need the 2X-Delivery head for 4-Axis winder to accomplish 2-Axis winding on the…"
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waseem posted a blog post
Dear all,Could you please guide me, How can I use 4X-34 filament winder for 3-Axis mode (as shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAy-nWMypvk) using new version software 4.22.Because in the software, we have only 2X and 4X option there…
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Alexander Solis commented on Jean Girardot's blog post Carbon tow size
"This is going to be a tube correct?"
Nov 6
Alexander Solis commented on Jean Girardot's blog post Carbon tow size
"I have done some tests on 24K. The concave roller delivery head on the four axis allows for such a wider tow to be used. As for 50K, I'd dare not go that far."
Nov 6
jonathan hernandez commented on Jean Girardot's blog post Carbon tow size
"We were able to find some 50k from zoltek but we didn't want to buy it and not work for us. I think we might just get a range of tow in small quantities then make the decision afterwards."
Nov 6
Alexander Solis commented on Jean Girardot's blog post Carbon tow size
"First off you can no longer wind in 3 axis mode, which I am going to beg turner hunt to bring it back. You will have to modify the four axis delivery head to have additional rollers to prevent fiber slippage.
Since you have the four axis you can mos…"
Nov 6
jonathan hernandez commented on Robert Clark's blog post Carbon fiber pressure vessel?
"Hi bob,
Our rocketry team has considered this as well, do you have any experience creating the combustion chamber?
Jonathan Hernandez "
Nov 6
jonathan hernandez commented on Jean Girardot's blog post Carbon tow size
"Hi, our student rocketry team just got the 4x-34 x winder & we were looking to wind large parts. These parts would be a little under .4m in diameter and over a meter in length. When we went through the designer software we saw it would take over a d…"
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