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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. 

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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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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 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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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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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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Hey,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…
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