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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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2 Replies · Reply by Walker Martin Nov 19

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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Walker Martin replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion Mandrel creation and release
"Jeremy,

If you are using a very rigid mandrel, like aluminum or wood, you can make a press collett the same diameter as your mandrel and push it through. Depending on the length of your part, you may need to use pipe vises..Then work it through wit…"
Nov 19
Walker Martin replied to Walker Martin's discussion Almost up and running!
"Dan,

Sorry for the late reply..I have been stuck in a jungle...I appreciate the input and will be giving it a try before I move forward with my prepreg tow..Talk soon.

Walker"
Nov 19
Antoine is now a member of X-Winder
Nov 3
Rushabh Ashar replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"I did. I had to add an extra 50 degrees to the left end to match the right end. It works, but not ideal. Just wondering if there is an actual problem with the hardware or is it a fault in the executor?
You have previously mentioned that using mm ca…"
Oct 26
Dan Tryon replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"I am experiencing this same problem.  The motions at the right end of the machine are NOT THE SAME as the motions at the left end of the machine!  Quite frustrating.  I am at least glad that others have this same issue."
Oct 25
Dan Tryon replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"When I assembled my machines the metal delivery head roller was at 45 degrees as well.  I am confident that I assembled it according to the drawings but it seemed off by 45 degrees for every move the machine made.  Then I scoured every photograph an…"
Oct 25
Nicholas Finch replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"I no what you mean, it's like it dwells for 360 degrees on the start end, but as little as 180 or 90 on the far end?
I often thought about just adding an extra dwell command, on all of the left end commands.
Nick "
Oct 25
Rushabh Ashar replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"Hi Sam, I have recently started working with the X-winder and much like yourself, I too am having trouble with the mandrel angle, but a little different from you.
I have noticed that although my phi angle (in the code) is the same for left end and r…"
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Dan Tryon replied to Walker Martin's discussion Almost up and running!
"I run test windings with string, thread, yarn, etc.  Lots of cheap materials to work out patterns before switching to carbon or glass.  I use a drill to wrap the "test string" back onto a piece of PVC pipe when I'm done.  Then I reuse the test strin…"
Oct 21
Dan Tryon replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion Mandrel creation and release
"I have success with collapsable mandrels. "
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