Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Improved glue squeege , mandrel, roving system
"Hi Justin, 

I can't because I done have access to it, but it was pretty simple - here is the description
Say you want a square shaped mandrel.
You have a big square mandrel, cut it 1/3 the way up along the entire length, and take out 3 - 4mm, so yo…"
Dec 7, 2016
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, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Finishing Tips and tube thickness
"Hi mate, we used the heat shrink as a release layer on the mandrel, and for that purpose it worked fine.

We have moved to vacum bagging our stuff, after moving off the winder, and had excellent results.

We also refined our squeege system ( the squ…"
Sep 2, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Finishing Tips and tube thickness
"To get full coverage - have a look at the carbon sitting on your spool, measure the smallest, most squashed piece you can see for width, and round down to the nearest mm... thickness generally .008inch or .2mm. and get the diameter correct, or sligh…"
May 22, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Improved glue squeege , mandrel, roving system
"We now removed the yellow arm, and instead installed another metal roller above the last roller on the delivery head, all this does is increase the time it takes for the carbon on the last roller, to move off center, by which time the head has rotat…"
May 22, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"Check out my Improved squeege discussion, pics in there now"
Feb 9, 2016
Nicholas Finch left a comment for Jeremy Platt
"Jeremy - check out the pics I uploaded in the improved squeegee forum topic"
Feb 9, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Improved glue squeege , mandrel, roving system
"Hey guys - after these mods, this is how the machine improved
Resin control - it's very easy to adjust the amount of " squeegeing " happening to the carbon by adjusting the elastic bands, in the pic, I have it doubled up, which is high squeegee, whi…"
Feb 9, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Improved glue squeege , mandrel, roving system
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Feb 9, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion Eventual capabilities of the 4 axis machine
"Guilford, 
Any chance you know anyone who is in that position?
Ultimately, The software simply is designed for A circle, or a tapered circular tube. 
If we could change that static shape of the circle, by entering a 2D side slice of the actual tube…"
Feb 9, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"Standby....."
Feb 9, 2016
Nicholas Finch replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"Hi Sam, 
I have redesigned the roller with great success. All I did was remove the OEM roller / aluminium plate / elastic setup. Got two pieces of aluminium angle iron to be mounted on the left and right sides clamping down ontop of the tray. I dril…"
Dec 19, 2015
Nicholas Finch replied to Vitaliy Shirokow's discussion Sliding end winds
"Hey Vitaliy, 

Yeah - What I can see, is that for me any 2 or 3 Axis winding with an angle below 45 degrees ( like 30 degrees ) , produces a part that looses a lot of the ends because of filament lumping and sliding.
Causes
1. I am using square and…"
Nov 14, 2015
Nicholas Finch replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Finishing Tips and tube thickness
"Hi Jeremy

We are about to test a collapsed mandrel system, which I'm pretty sure will do the trick. And cure the epoxy with a home made VAT bagging system :) should have some results shortly"
Nov 10, 2015
Nicholas Finch replied to Vitaliy Shirokow's discussion Sliding end winds
"Vitaly, did you fix the problem by doing extra 360?"
Nov 10, 2015
Nicholas Finch replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion Mandrel creation and release
"I'm about to test a taper for the first time, "
Nov 9, 2015
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