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|doesitwork = yes
 
|doesitwork = yes
 
|contact = [[CNC|CNC Area Host]]
 
|contact = [[CNC|CNC Area Host]]
|where = TBD
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|where = Wood Shop
 
|value = $16000
 
|value = $16000
 
|hostarea = CNC
 
|hostarea = CNC
 
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= Shopbot PRS #10108 96-48 =
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= ShopBot PRS #10108 96-48 =
http://www.shopbottools.com/mProducts/prSstandard.htm
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Nominal Cutting Area 96"x 48"x 6" (2.44m x 1.22m x .15m)
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* [http://www.shopbottools.com/mProducts/prSstandard.htm OEM website and specs]
Total Movement Area 102" x 50" x 8" (2.59m x 1.27m x .20m)
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* Nominal Cutting Area 96"x 48"x 6" (2.44m x 1.22m x .15m)
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* Total Movement Area 102" x 50" x 8" (2.59m x 1.27m x .20m)
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* Max spindle speed: 18000 RPM
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* Min spindle speed: 4100 RPM
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The spindle uses ER25 collets. These eventually wear out, so check before using them. Collets are a durable expendable.
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Some people buy their own collets. There are a number of suppliers of collets, nuts, and related accessories. [http://www.techniksusa.com/ Techniks] and [http://www.shars.com/ Shars] are both brands that have been recommended by experienced CNC users, although other brands may also be of equivalent price and quality:
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* [http://www.shars.com/1-4-ultra-precision-5-micron-er25-collet Shars ER25 Collet Ultra Precision 5 Micron]
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* [https://www.ebay.com/itm/TECHNIKS-1-4-SUPER-PRECISION-ER25-COLLET-0002-ACCURACY-CNC-CHUCK-MILL-/130701349603?hash=item1e6e6852e3 Techniks 1/4" Super Precision ER25 Collet .0002 Accuracy]
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* [https://www.toolstoday.com/cnc-high-precision-spring-collets-for-er25-tool-holder.html?variantids=11644,0&keywords=CO-286 Amana CNC High Precision Spring Collets for ER25 Tool Holder]
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* [https://www.amazon.com/HHIP-3900-5215-ER-25-Spring-Collet/dp/B01ABWS9IG/ HHIP 3900-5215 ER-25 Spring Collet, 1/4"]
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Dorian-Tool-Alloy-Precision-Collet/dp/B00CB14HXW/ Dorian Tool ER25 Alloy Steel Ultra Precision Collet, 0.236" - 0.276" Hole Size]
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=Status=
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June 2020: Keyed switch replaced.
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August 2017: Dust collection system out of commission.
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June 2017: There is an intermittent break in the wiring for the Z-axis Zero Plate. Check for continuity before using (the #1 input should light up on screen when you touch the contacts together). It usually works near the front of the table, but not halfway back. This will get fixed eventually, but it's a good idea to be in the habit of checking.
  
=Status history=
 
 
12/27/16 - Fixed Shopbot x-axis homing. The cable had been pulled on hard enough that some of the conductors broke inside the cable. It has been spliced, soldered, and heatshrinked back together.
 
12/27/16 - Fixed Shopbot x-axis homing. The cable had been pulled on hard enough that some of the conductors broke inside the cable. It has been spliced, soldered, and heatshrinked back together.
  
= Authorization for this tool by authorized proctors only =
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= How to Get Authorized =
  
What this means: this means you cannot get authorized by just anyone who is already authorized. You can only get authorized by a few people, the proctors listed below.
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'''Authorization for this tool by authorized proctors only.''' This means you cannot get authorized by just anyone who is already authorized. You can only get authorized by a few people, the proctors listed below.
  
Authorization sessions are scheduled roughly monthly. Check the [https://www.meetup.com/Pumping-Station-One/events/ Meetup calendar] for upcoming authorizations. If no ShopBot sessions are currently scheduled, ask on the [https://groups.google.com/group/pumping-station-one/ Google Group].
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Authorization sessions are scheduled roughly monthly. Check the [https://www.meetup.com/Pumping-Station-One/events/ Meetup calendar] for upcoming authorizations. If no ShopBot sessions are currently scheduled, ask the [[CNC Area Host]] or on the [https://groups.google.com/group/pumping-station-one/ Google Group].
  
 
Be aware that this authorization consists of two parts; the first session is a classroom session that will cover the software required and introduce you to the essential settings and chip-load calculation, and the second part, scheduled separately, is a hands-on class.  
 
Be aware that this authorization consists of two parts; the first session is a classroom session that will cover the software required and introduce you to the essential settings and chip-load calculation, and the second part, scheduled separately, is a hands-on class.  
  
  
== Authorized Proctors ==
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== Authorizers ==
 
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|Matt Meshulam
 
|Matt Meshulam
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|David Earl
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|Matt Meshulam
 
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== How to Become an Authorized Proctor ==
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== How to Become an Authorizer ==
Get an ok from the area host. Successfully run an authorization supervised by an authorized proctor.  
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Get an ok from the area host. Successfully run an authorization supervised by an authorizer.  
It's recommended that initial authorizations be limited to 2 or less.
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It's recommended that initial authorizations be limited to 2 member participants or less.
  
 
= Documentation =
 
= Documentation =
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[http://drshopbot.com/index.php?title=MaintainingConnection "Maintaining Connections"]
 
[http://drshopbot.com/index.php?title=MaintainingConnection "Maintaining Connections"]
  
= Tutorials =
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[[File:Shopbotmagnets.ai.zip]] - Template for the dust skirt and magnet placement.
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== Tutorials ==
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWCZfYHOYWw Part 1 of our Shopbot Authorization] - This is available as a refresher only. You still need to go to the class when it happens to get access to the hands-on Part 2.
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWCZfYHOYWw Part 1 of our Shopbot Authorization] - This is available as a refresher only. You still need to go to the class when it happens to get access to the hands-on Part 2.
  
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[https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pumping-station-one/vUF3iKRQ9yc/_qNnLXzZ3QcJ Overview of Cut Load calcualtions for setting bit feed and speed rates]
 
[https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pumping-station-one/vUF3iKRQ9yc/_qNnLXzZ3QcJ Overview of Cut Load calcualtions for setting bit feed and speed rates]
  
== Software Tool Chain ==
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Vertanux1: This user teaches at Elgin Community College and has very good tutorials and downloadable textbook on Autodesk Inventor (which applies to Fusion 360 as well: http://www.vertanux1.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/vertanux1?reload=9
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Online chipload calculator: https://www.guhdo.com/chipload-calculator
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Fusion 360 Videos
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NYC CNC - Several videos that provide an overview of downloading software, preferences, and basic sketch terms and steps. https://www.nyccnc.com/fusion-360/
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Lars Christensen - CAD/CAM instructor hired by Autodesk to produce their Fusion 360 videos. The Absolute Basics and #LarsLive series are worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5bc9c3S12g&feature=youtu.be
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Maker's Muse CAD for Newbies Series - Provides a detailed overview of sketch dimensions, constraints, revolving, sweeping, and lofting, among many other topics. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTCCNNvHC8PC40tcEqaJcgUMb97LNkLIn
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Krenov Coffee Table - A fantastic overview of the design of a coffee table from scratch. Lots of CAD best practices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J22j8RfETjs&feature=youtu.be
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Fusion 360 V12 Engine - A long playlist series on a complex topic that demonstrates how powerful real CAD software can be. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQl9vsO6sGSlasKFP-CAgnDs324Z6IW8s
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= Software Tool Chain =
 
*Illustrator
 
*Illustrator
 
*Inkscape
 
*Inkscape
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**Allows for 2D and 3D linework and toolpath creation
 
**Allows for 2D and 3D linework and toolpath creation
 
**Only available on the Shapeoko Computer
 
**Only available on the Shapeoko Computer
*Vectric V-Carve Makerspace Edition
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*Vectric V-Carve Makerspace Edition Version 9.0 (earlier versions may not be supported here anymore)
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** http://www.vectric.com/products/vcarve/trial.html
 
**Allows for 2D linework and toolpath creation
 
**Allows for 2D linework and toolpath creation
 
**Allows at home use of V-Carve - output only at PS1
 
**Allows at home use of V-Carve - output only at PS1
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*** After enabling cloud libraries in Fusion 360, you will be able to access your cloud post processor library by setting the Configuration Folder (Windows) or Source (Mac) to My Cloud Posts. Both of these dialog boxes are shown below. You will then be able to select the Cloud post you uploaded in the Post Configuration field (Windows) or the Post Processor field (Mac).
 
*** After enabling cloud libraries in Fusion 360, you will be able to access your cloud post processor library by setting the Configuration Folder (Windows) or Source (Mac) to My Cloud Posts. Both of these dialog boxes are shown below. You will then be able to select the Cloud post you uploaded in the Post Configuration field (Windows) or the Post Processor field (Mac).
 
====Chip Load Calculation====
 
====Chip Load Calculation====
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*[https://www.guhdo.com/chipload-calculator Chip Load Calculator by Guhdo]
 
*[http://www.pdsspindles.com/engineering-speeds Bit Parameter Overview by PDS Spindles]
 
*[http://www.pdsspindles.com/engineering-speeds Bit Parameter Overview by PDS Spindles]
*[http://www.monstertool.com/monster_tool_calculators.html Monster Tools Chip Load Calculator]
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*[https://www.monstertool.com/29/tech-data.htm Monster Tools Chip Load Calculator]
 
*[http://www.pdsspindles.com/admin/modules/page_editor/uploads/image/Chip%20load%20for%20common%20tool%20diameters%20(Inches).jpg Chip Load Chart by PDS Spindles]
 
*[http://www.pdsspindles.com/admin/modules/page_editor/uploads/image/Chip%20load%20for%20common%20tool%20diameters%20(Inches).jpg Chip Load Chart by PDS Spindles]
 
*[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/pumping-station-one/makerspace$20edition/pumping-station-one/cTwfUHxESjU/7m_lI8UWCgAJ How to install Makerspace Version]
 
*[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/pumping-station-one/makerspace$20edition/pumping-station-one/cTwfUHxESjU/7m_lI8UWCgAJ How to install Makerspace Version]
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** Post a picture on our [[Blog]] please!
 
** Post a picture on our [[Blog]] please!
  
== Pre-Flight Checklist ==
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== Use checklist ==
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PS1 is experimenting with the use of checklists to encourage the safe use and proper care of tools in the workspace. The latest version of the [[checklists]] for this tool is stored as a [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zxrvQX0DXaLxaXkaKCKpZ-PAgnDak6ezKKBkdu_Fw1U/edit?usp=sharing Google Doc] that can be edited by anyone. If you make changes, update the effective date at the bottom of the document. Print a new copy, and replace the old one.
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Physical checklists are necessarily constrained in length. Following is a more extensive pre-flight checklist:
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* Did you home the machine?
 
* Did you home the machine?
 
* Is the dust collect gate open?
 
* Is the dust collect gate open?
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* Is the dust skirt set right so it does not get smashed.
 
* Is the dust skirt set right so it does not get smashed.
 
* Is Z zero set to the work top?
 
* Is Z zero set to the work top?
* Is the touch plate and clip returned.
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* Are the touch plate and clip returned?
* Is the material properly secured
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* Is the material properly secured?
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* Open the Shopbot spindle control dialog (Tools > Spindle RPM Control)
 
* Safety glasses, hearing protection on.
 
* Safety glasses, hearing protection on.
 
* Start the job with the E-Stop ready to hit.
 
* Start the job with the E-Stop ready to hit.
 
* Turn on dust collector ( I like to wait so I can hear that things sound right on the shopbot before turning on the collector)
 
* Turn on dust collector ( I like to wait so I can hear that things sound right on the shopbot before turning on the collector)
  
= Authorized Users =
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== List of Currently Authorized Users ==
 
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|Elizabeth Koprucki
 
|Elizabeth Koprucki
 
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|Ryan Pierce
 
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|Nathan Ellis
 
|Nathan Ellis
 
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|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
 
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|Arturo Duarte
 
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|Vincent Colombo
 
|Vincent Colombo
 
|Bart
 
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|[[User:justin|Justin T. Conroy]]
 
|[[User:justin|Justin T. Conroy]]
 
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|Hugh Sato
 
|Hugh Sato
 
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|Sergey Nekrasov
 
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|Valerie Moore
 
|Valerie Moore
 
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|Patrick Schless
 
|Patrick Schless
 
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|Tom Forajter
 
|Tom Forajter
 
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|Todd Allen
 
|Todd Allen
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|[[User:RogerMoore|Roger Moore]]
 
|[[User:RogerMoore|Roger Moore]]
 
|Bart
 
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|Tim Saylor
 
|Tim Saylor
 
|Bart
 
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|Hef
 
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|Jeff McBride
 
|Jeff McBride
 
|Bart
 
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| Michael Skilton
 
| Michael Skilton
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|Samuel Swope
 
|Samuel Swope
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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| Khoi Nguyen
 
| Khoi Nguyen
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Brian Chojnowski
 
|Brian Chojnowski
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Josh Cooper
 
|Josh Cooper
 
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|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Bart
 
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|Adam Glick
 
|Adam Glick
 
|Bart
 
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|Yehuda Braun
 
|Yehuda Braun
 
|Bart
 
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| Jeff Kantarek
 
| Jeff Kantarek
 
| Michael Sklton
 
| Michael Sklton
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| Justin Miles
 
| Justin Miles
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Will Garza
 
|Will Garza
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Clarence Risher
 
|Clarence Risher
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|[[User:ericbeau|Eric Beauchamp]]
 
|[[User:ericbeau|Eric Beauchamp]]
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|[[User:Jason|Jason]]
 
|[[User:Jason|Jason]]
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Eric Stein
 
|Eric Stein
 
|Bart
 
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|Colin Parsons
 
|Colin Parsons
 
|Bart
 
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|David Ditzler
 
|David Ditzler
 
|Bart
 
|Bart
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|Ray Doeksen
 
|Ray Doeksen
 
|Bart Dring
 
|Bart Dring
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|Ron Bean
 
|Ron Bean
 
|Khoi Nguyen & Michael Skilton  
 
|Khoi Nguyen & Michael Skilton  
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| Thomas Wright
 
| Thomas Wright
|Khoi Nguyen & Michael Skilton  
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|Khoi Nguyen & Michael Skilton
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|David Morton
 
|David Morton
 
|Bart Dring
 
|Bart Dring
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|Ron Olson
 
|Ron Olson
 
|Bart Dring
 
|Bart Dring
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|Kyle Bieneman
 
|Kyle Bieneman
 
|Bart Dring
 
|Bart Dring
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|[[User:amishhammer|Tom Judge]]
 
|[[User:amishhammer|Tom Judge]]
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Bryan Gleason
 
|Bryan Gleason
 
|Michael Skilton
 
|Michael Skilton
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|Dave Schact
 
|Dave Schact
 
|Ryan Pierce
 
|Ryan Pierce
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|Chris Agocs
 
|Chris Agocs
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|[[user:kuroishi | Doorman Dave ]]
 
|[[user:kuroishi | Doorman Dave ]]
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Alec Weege
 
|Alec Weege
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Sam Reicks
 
|Sam Reicks
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Touly Phiachantharath
 
|Touly Phiachantharath
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Lucas Goossen
 
|Lucas Goossen
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|[[user:Tina|Tina C]]
 
|[[user:Tina|Tina C]]
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Ryan Neuman
 
|Ryan Neuman
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Dan Loeser
 
|Dan Loeser
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Ben Bogler
 
|Ben Bogler
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Erin Banwell
 
|Erin Banwell
 
|Ryan Pierce
 
|Ryan Pierce
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|Brad Rios
 
|Brad Rios
 
|Ryan Pierce
 
|Ryan Pierce
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|-
 
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|Aaron Carlock
 
|Aaron Carlock
|Andrew Camardella  
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|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|James Villalpando
 
|James Villalpando
|Andrew Camardella  
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|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Connor Jansen
 
|Connor Jansen
|Andrew Camardella  
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|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Tait Leswing
 
|Tait Leswing
 
|Bart
 
|Bart
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|-
 
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|Raj Perera
 
|Raj Perera
 
|Khoi Nguyen
 
|Khoi Nguyen
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|-
 
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|Keith Hultman
 
|Keith Hultman
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|David Srebro
 
|David Srebro
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|[[user:Wessing | Erik Wessing ]]
 
|[[user:Wessing | Erik Wessing ]]
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Leeswann Bolden
 
|Leeswann Bolden
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Josh Myers
 
|Josh Myers
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Kurt Ziegel
 
|Kurt Ziegel
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Glenn Powers
 
|Glenn Powers
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|[[User:mqudsi|Mahmoud Al-Qudsi]]
 
|[[User:mqudsi|Mahmoud Al-Qudsi]]
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Casey Olson
 
|Casey Olson
 
|Khoi
 
|Khoi
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|-
 
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|Mike Jones
 
|Mike Jones
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Aaron Feigen
 
|Aaron Feigen
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Jim Baker
 
|Jim Baker
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Eric Reusche
 
|Eric Reusche
 
|Khoi Nguyen
 
|Khoi Nguyen
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|Ralph Brendler
 
|Ralph Brendler
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|John McDonald
 
|John McDonald
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Alex Al-Hamdan
 
|Alex Al-Hamdan
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Eugene Liokumovich
 
|Eugene Liokumovich
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Randal Cox
 
|Randal Cox
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Simon Pyle
 
|Simon Pyle
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Jean Michel Crettaz
 
|Jean Michel Crettaz
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Brian Zable
 
|Brian Zable
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|-
 
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|Daylan Dufelmeier
 
|Daylan Dufelmeier
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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|Steve Kruse
 
|Steve Kruse
 
|Matt Meshulam
 
|Matt Meshulam
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|-
 
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|Mike Mandrea
 
|Mike Mandrea
 
|Andrew Camardella
 
|Andrew Camardella
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If you have been authorized but cannot log in, request to be added to the "ShopBot Authorized" Samba group (send an email to info (at) pumpingstationone.org with your username and the name of the person who certified you) so that your login works. If you don't have a log-in on https://members.pumpingstationone.org/ you will have issues here - sign up on that site first if you haven't already.
 
If you have been authorized but cannot log in, request to be added to the "ShopBot Authorized" Samba group (send an email to info (at) pumpingstationone.org with your username and the name of the person who certified you) so that your login works. If you don't have a log-in on https://members.pumpingstationone.org/ you will have issues here - sign up on that site first if you haven't already.
  
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=== Lack of True E-Stop ===
 
=== Lack of True E-Stop ===
 
As shipped, the ShopBot PRS does not support an Emergency Stop. This could be hacked, but it runs the risk of damaging the machine if engaged in a non-emergency situation. Suggested solution: Installing a 10A double pole 24V coil DIN mount relay, and powering the coil via the 24V supply through a normally closed E-Stop button. One pole will disconnect the 63V stepper motor current. One pole will break the control signal that enables the VFD and will cause the VFD to brake to a stop.
 
As shipped, the ShopBot PRS does not support an Emergency Stop. This could be hacked, but it runs the risk of damaging the machine if engaged in a non-emergency situation. Suggested solution: Installing a 10A double pole 24V coil DIN mount relay, and powering the coil via the 24V supply through a normally closed E-Stop button. One pole will disconnect the 63V stepper motor current. One pole will break the control signal that enables the VFD and will cause the VFD to brake to a stop.
 
=== Automatic Dust Collection ===
 
The ShopBot has +5V TTL outputs that could be used to trigger automatic dust collection (when the spindle goes live) and/or a warning light (when the gantry is enabled to move.)
 
  
 
=== Limit Switch Issues ===
 
=== Limit Switch Issues ===

Latest revision as of 21:46, 29 October 2020


Shopbot PRS CNC router
Shopbot.jpg
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number TBD.
Make/Model Shopbot PRS #10108 96-48
Arrival Date 2014
Usability yes
Contact CNC Area Host
Where Wood Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $16000
Host Area CNC


Shopbot PRS CNC router Area: CNC https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Shopbot_PRS_CNC_router



ShopBot PRS #10108 96-48

  • OEM website and specs
  • Nominal Cutting Area 96"x 48"x 6" (2.44m x 1.22m x .15m)
  • Total Movement Area 102" x 50" x 8" (2.59m x 1.27m x .20m)
  • Max spindle speed: 18000 RPM
  • Min spindle speed: 4100 RPM

The spindle uses ER25 collets. These eventually wear out, so check before using them. Collets are a durable expendable.

Some people buy their own collets. There are a number of suppliers of collets, nuts, and related accessories. Techniks and Shars are both brands that have been recommended by experienced CNC users, although other brands may also be of equivalent price and quality:

Status

June 2020: Keyed switch replaced.

August 2017: Dust collection system out of commission.

June 2017: There is an intermittent break in the wiring for the Z-axis Zero Plate. Check for continuity before using (the #1 input should light up on screen when you touch the contacts together). It usually works near the front of the table, but not halfway back. This will get fixed eventually, but it's a good idea to be in the habit of checking.

12/27/16 - Fixed Shopbot x-axis homing. The cable had been pulled on hard enough that some of the conductors broke inside the cable. It has been spliced, soldered, and heatshrinked back together.

How to Get Authorized

Authorization for this tool by authorized proctors only. This means you cannot get authorized by just anyone who is already authorized. You can only get authorized by a few people, the proctors listed below.

Authorization sessions are scheduled roughly monthly. Check the Meetup calendar for upcoming authorizations. If no ShopBot sessions are currently scheduled, ask the CNC Area Host or on the Google Group.

Be aware that this authorization consists of two parts; the first session is a classroom session that will cover the software required and introduce you to the essential settings and chip-load calculation, and the second part, scheduled separately, is a hands-on class.


Authorizers

Elizabeth Koprucki Danger Committee
Bart Dring Danger Committee
Ryan Pierce Danger Committee
Nathan Ellis Danger Committee
Michael Skilton Danger Committee
Khoi Nguyen Michael Skilton
Andrew Camardella Elizabeth Koprucki
Matt Meshulam Andrew Camardella
David Earl Matt Meshulam

How to Become an Authorizer

Get an ok from the area host. Successfully run an authorization supervised by an authorizer. It's recommended that initial authorizations be limited to 2 member participants or less.

Documentation

File:Shopbotassembly.pdf

File:Squaringshopbot.pdf

File:Programming handbook.pdf

File:PRS Maintenance Schedule.pdf

File:ShopBot USB Connection Troubleshoot.pdf - USB Troubleshooting Guide

File:ShopBot Tech Support FAQ 2016 09 12.pdf - Tech Support FAQ

File:SBG00142 User Guide 2013 05 01.pdf - User Guide

File:B17P.763 Schematic.pdf - Omer Nail Gun Documentation

QuickStart

X, Y, Z probe: https://pumpingstationone.org/2015/09/xyz-finder-for-the-shopbot/

"Dr Shopbot" wiki

"Maintaining Connections"

File:Shopbotmagnets.ai.zip - Template for the dust skirt and magnet placement.

Tutorials

Part 1 of our Shopbot Authorization - This is available as a refresher only. You still need to go to the class when it happens to get access to the hands-on Part 2.

Router Bit Basics for CNC - VERY USEFUL

Shopbot Threads on Member List

Shopbot Forum

Overview of Cut Load calcualtions for setting bit feed and speed rates

Vertanux1: This user teaches at Elgin Community College and has very good tutorials and downloadable textbook on Autodesk Inventor (which applies to Fusion 360 as well: http://www.vertanux1.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/vertanux1?reload=9

Online chipload calculator: https://www.guhdo.com/chipload-calculator


Fusion 360 Videos

NYC CNC - Several videos that provide an overview of downloading software, preferences, and basic sketch terms and steps. https://www.nyccnc.com/fusion-360/

Lars Christensen - CAD/CAM instructor hired by Autodesk to produce their Fusion 360 videos. The Absolute Basics and #LarsLive series are worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5bc9c3S12g&feature=youtu.be

Maker's Muse CAD for Newbies Series - Provides a detailed overview of sketch dimensions, constraints, revolving, sweeping, and lofting, among many other topics. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTCCNNvHC8PC40tcEqaJcgUMb97LNkLIn

Krenov Coffee Table - A fantastic overview of the design of a coffee table from scratch. Lots of CAD best practices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J22j8RfETjs&feature=youtu.be

Fusion 360 V12 Engine - A long playlist series on a complex topic that demonstrates how powerful real CAD software can be. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQl9vsO6sGSlasKFP-CAgnDs324Z6IW8s

Software Tool Chain

  • Illustrator
  • Inkscape
  • Vectric Aspire
    • Allows for 2D and 3D linework and toolpath creation
    • Only available on the Shapeoko Computer
  • Vectric V-Carve Makerspace Edition Version 9.0 (earlier versions may not be supported here anymore)
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
    • The ShopBot computer does not have this and may not be fast enough to run it.
    • You MUST use the custom post-processor below. Otherwise, you will bypass the safety check to make sure the spindle really is running!
    • For local Windows, to install this on your local computer:
      • Unzip and install this in C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Fusion 360 CAM\Posts
      • Note that AppData is often a hidden folder!
      • Inside Fusion 360, when you select Actions / Post Process, under Configuration Folder, hit Setup and select Use Personal Posts.
    • For local Mac
      • Unzip and install in Macintosh HD> Users> USERNAME> Autodesk> Fusion 360 CAM> Posts
      • In Fusion 360, when you select Actions > Post Process, under Settings select Personal Posts for the Source
    • For Cloud
      • Open Fusion 360 and navigate to Libraries > Assets in the Data Panel.
      • Double click the Assets > CAMPosts folder to enter it.
      • Use the Upload button to upload the desired post processor from your local machine to the Assets > CAMPosts folder. This will upload the post to the cloud and allow you to access it anywhere you may login to your Fusion 360 account through My Cloud Posts.
      • After enabling cloud libraries in Fusion 360, you will be able to access your cloud post processor library by setting the Configuration Folder (Windows) or Source (Mac) to My Cloud Posts. Both of these dialog boxes are shown below. You will then be able to select the Cloud post you uploaded in the Post Configuration field (Windows) or the Post Processor field (Mac).

Chip Load Calculation

User Tips & Troubleshooting Reports

Some feed and speed recommendations for small bits

Add your experiences with feeds and speeds or other tips here: Shopbot_User_Tips

Add troubleshooting reports here: Shopbot_Troubleshooting_Reports

Materials

Authorization Checklist

This is here as a checklist for proctors to follow when authorizing people. It can also help remind you of things after you are authorized. Just reading this does not authorizing you.

  • How to get authorized
    • Watch the meetup group for a recurring class on the second Thursday and last Sunday of the month. Sometimes check the forum for announcements or ask on the forum if no announcements have been made for a few weeks.
  • Authorization group size
    • There is no cap to the software instruction preceding the machine usage portion of the class. If you come to this portion it is easier to get fully authorized at a later date.
    • 3 machine users - each person will run a job (~1/2 hr each) and everyone will assist each other in completing a job profile and pocket cut. You must be present for the entire authorization
  • Safety
    • Safety Glasses
    • Hearing Protection
    • Dust Protection
  • What can go wrong (and what to do)
  • How does machine work
    • Axes
    • Motors
    • Spindle
  • Daily Maintenance
    • Spindle bearing warm up.
      • The "C5" warm up routine should be run on the first job of the day. It runs the spindle at 3 speeds for 3 minutes each to warm up the bearings. (When it doubt, warm it up)
  • Extended Maintenance
    • See maintenance schedule file under documentation.
    • Grease the racks
    • Use Grease type: Manual states any type is safe there is some in the draw
  • Machine Control
    • Turn on sequence
      • Log into computer
      • Turn on Shopbot big red and yellow twist switch (see zeroing below)
      • Insert Key and turn to "engaged" position.
      • The VDF should light up, the spindle fan should be on.
      • Start "Shopbot 3" program.
      • Open Tools...Spindle RPM Control menu (to allow RPM control)
        • Make sure collet is tightened or no tool or nut is installed
        • Run the C5 warm up routine
    • Jogging
      • Keypad
      • Arrow Keys + Page Up, Page Down (ctrl for fast jog)
  • CAM Software
    • Vectric V Carve
    • Just the basics...separate class for advanced V Carve.
    • Online videos
  • Running your Job
    • Zeroing X & Y
      • With machine off slow push gantry towards X0 until it hits hard stops (optional)
      • Turn on big red switch while still holding gantry.
      • Jog machine away from X0 Y0 so machine will find switches
      • Click X, Y zero button.
    • Zeroing Z (top of work piece)
      • Jog over your work piece
      • Place Z zero plate on work piece under the bit
      • Place clip on bit
      • Test connection by touching plate to bit and watch for light #1 to light
      • Click the Z 0 button (it will touch off twice!!!)
      • If Z is critical, you may want to verify that your bit has been zeroed properly by using a "MZ,0" command over the surface you have zeroed the bit to. Repeat zeroing if not correct.
  • Waste Board and clamping
  • Collets, Bits, Feeds and Speeds
    • Feeds and Speeds
      • Use a Cut Load Calculator to determine which feeds and speeds you should be using for your specific bits. An overview is avaialble at: [1]
    • Collets
      • We currently have collets for 1/2, 1/4, 3/16 and 1/8" shank bits.
      • Try to keep them clean and store them away from dust between uses. Dust between the gaps will produce runout. The drawer mounted under the Shopbot is the right place to store these items.
      • If the collet nuts are not threading smoothly try cleaning the threads with a small brush, spindle threads as well.
    • Bits
      • Use bits designed for the material you are cutting. Don't just steal a bits from the Bridgeport. They won't do a good job and will probably overheat.
      • For cutting out things, use the smallest appropriate bit. Using a 1/2" bit to cutout will just create a lot of mess.
  • ShopBot should not be used for...
    • Metals other than aluminum
    • Cutting anything that requires coolant or lubricant (it will ruin the waste board)
    • Ripping lumber (use the table saw)
    • Thickness Planning (Use the planner if you can)
    • Drilling holes with drill bits (a small end mill works better)
  • How to leave the machine (be excellent)
    • Machine
      • Home the machine to X0, Y0
      • Turn off both switches
      • Remove Key
      • Remove bit and collet.
      • Place both collet wrenches on top of electronics box
      • clean up work area
      • Smooth out waste board if you puckered it at all.
      • Check if the dust collector needs to be emptied
    • Post a picture on our Blog please!

Use checklist

PS1 is experimenting with the use of checklists to encourage the safe use and proper care of tools in the workspace. The latest version of the checklists for this tool is stored as a Google Doc that can be edited by anyone. If you make changes, update the effective date at the bottom of the document. Print a new copy, and replace the old one.

Physical checklists are necessarily constrained in length. Following is a more extensive pre-flight checklist:

  • Did you home the machine?
  • Is the dust collect gate open?
  • Are you sure you have the right X, Y orientation for your file and material?
  • Did you set the proper X,Y zero for your work piece on the Shopbot.
  • Is the correct bit installed and tight?
  • Is the key in and turned on?
  • Is the dust skirt set right so it does not get smashed.
  • Is Z zero set to the work top?
  • Are the touch plate and clip returned?
  • Is the material properly secured?
  • Open the Shopbot spindle control dialog (Tools > Spindle RPM Control)
  • Safety glasses, hearing protection on.
  • Start the job with the E-Stop ready to hit.
  • Turn on dust collector ( I like to wait so I can hear that things sound right on the shopbot before turning on the collector)

List of Currently Authorized Users

If you have been authorized but cannot log in, request to be added to the "ShopBot Authorized" Samba group (send an email to info (at) pumpingstationone.org with your username and the name of the person who certified you) so that your login works. If you don't have a log-in on https://members.pumpingstationone.org/ you will have issues here - sign up on that site first if you haven't already.

Maintenance

Maintenance Log

Qualified Member Trained By Date
Elizabeth Koprucki Danger Committee
Bart Dring Danger Committee
Ryan Pierce Danger Committee
Nathan Ellis Danger Committee
Michael Skilton Danger Committee
Arturo Duarte Bart
Derek Bever Bart
Everett Bart
Vincent Colombo Bart
Justin T. Conroy Bart
Hugh Sato Bart
Sergey Nekrasov Bart
Valerie Moore Bart
Patrick Schless Bart
Tom Forajter Bart
Todd Allen Michael Skilton
Roger Moore Bart
Tim Saylor Bart
Hef Bart
Jeff McBride Bart
Maxwell ? Michael Skilton
Samuel Swope Michael Skilton
Khoi Nguyen Michael Skilton
Brian Chojnowski Michael Skilton
Josh Cooper Bart
Andrew Camardella Bart
Adam Glick Bart
Yehuda Braun Bart
Jeff Kantarek Michael Sklton
Justin Miles Michael Skilton
Will Garza Michael Skilton
Clarence Risher Michael Skilton
Eric Beauchamp Michael Skilton
Jason Michael Skilton
Eric Stein Bart
Colin Parsons Bart
David Ditzler Bart
Ray Doeksen Bart Dring
Ron Bean Khoi Nguyen & Michael Skilton
Thomas Wright Khoi Nguyen & Michael Skilton
David Morton Bart Dring
Ron Olson Bart Dring
Kyle Bieneman Bart Dring
Tom Judge Michael Skilton
Bryan Gleason Michael Skilton
Dave Schact Ryan Pierce
Chris Agocs Andrew Camardella
Doorman Dave Andrew Camardella
Alec Weege Andrew Camardella
Sam Reicks Andrew Camardella
Touly Phiachantharath Andrew Camardella
Lucas Goossen Andrew Camardella
Tina C Andrew Camardella
Ryan Neuman Andrew Camardella
Dan Loeser Andrew Camardella
Ben Bogler Andrew Camardella
Erin Banwell Ryan Pierce
Brad Rios Ryan Pierce
Aaron Carlock Andrew Camardella
James Villalpando Andrew Camardella
Connor Jansen Andrew Camardella
Tait Leswing Bart
Raj Perera Khoi Nguyen
Keith Hultman Andrew Camardella
David Srebro Andrew Camardella
Erik Wessing Andrew Camardella
Leeswann Bolden Andrew Camardella
Josh Myers Andrew Camardella
Kurt Ziegel Andrew Camardella
Glenn Powers Andrew Camardella
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Casey Olson Khoi
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Aaron Feigen Andrew Camardella
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John McDonald Andrew Camardella
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Randal Cox Andrew Camardella
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Jean Michel Crettaz Andrew Camardella
Brian Zable Andrew Camardella
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Date Preformed by Service Type Notes
4/16/2017 Ryan Pierce Created new AutoDesk Fusion 360 Post Processor. Modified Vectric Post Processors. Created new Fusion 360 Post Processor. It includes the changes listed below for the Vectric Post Processors. For Vectric, modified the Post Processors so that if the spindle does not spin up, it gives the user a Retry/Cancel dialog box instead of Abort/Retry/Ignore where Ignore is identical to Retry. Also, these Post Processors broke the Preview mode in the ShopBot software because the preview mode did the real spindle check and it failed because, of course, the spindle wasn't running. The new version will ignore the spindle check in preview mode.
11/8/2014 Ryan Pierce Updated VCarve Post Processor Previously, installed new Post Processor to preset an Abort / Retry / Ignore dialog box when the spindle is started but doesn't spin up. Usual culprit is that a job is started when the the interlock is disabled, which results in the non-spinning bit crashing into the workpiece. Abort stops the job. Today, fixed Retry code. If you power on the VFD and the motor start is enabled, the VFD refuses to start. So I've re-programmed the Retry button to stop the VFD, wait 2 seconds, start the VFD, wait 2 more seconds, and check again to see if it is running. The Ignore button actually acts as Retry because we don't want someone clicking through this dialog box and damaging the machine. NOTE: The Aspire PC in the shop also has this Post Processor, but if you use Aspire, VCarve Pro, etc. on your personal computer, you will need the latest Post Processor to support this safety check.
11/8/2014 Ryan Pierce Updated ShopBot software Did upgrade from 3.8.14 to 3.8.26. Installed latest firmware on ShopBot controller. (This was mandatory.) Two features of interest: Fixed occasional erractic behavior after repeated Stops and Resumes (and Nudges or Command Insertions). Reduced liklihood of Keypad lockup.
5/31/2015 Ron Olson Created new VCarve Post Processors For drag/engraving bits, it's important that the spindle be turned off so as to not destroy the bit. Instead of manually modifying the sbp every time to remove the check that the spindle is turned on, I created a couple of new post processors (inches and mm, similar to Ryan's), that explicitly turn off the spindle. The user is given two opportunities to cancel the job if that is not what he/she wants.

Outstanding Maintenance Issues

Lack of True E-Stop

As shipped, the ShopBot PRS does not support an Emergency Stop. This could be hacked, but it runs the risk of damaging the machine if engaged in a non-emergency situation. Suggested solution: Installing a 10A double pole 24V coil DIN mount relay, and powering the coil via the 24V supply through a normally closed E-Stop button. One pole will disconnect the 63V stepper motor current. One pole will break the control signal that enables the VFD and will cause the VFD to brake to a stop.

Limit Switch Issues

Every time you start the ShopBot, it resets itself so that the limit switches are disabled! You can turn them on (if memory serves) with the Values -> Input Switch Assignment menu item. Limit switches are really useful - but they need to be enabled. When they are, they will stop manual jogging when the limit is hit (although pressing the key again will let you continue moving the gantry) and they will also stop a running job (but give you the option of ignoring the limits.)

I found a couple more problems when testing all the limits. When I took the gantry to X maximum, the dust collector hose pulled off! I put it back on, but I'm not sure how stable this is. Also, when I originally set the Y maximum and minimum, I wanted as much spindle travel as possible. But it appears that if you're at the Y max and move in the X direction, you can hit the middle support with the dust collector boot. We've got several inches Y travel beyond the nominal 48", so we may want to look into reducing this to clear the supports.

Resources

File:ShopBot PSOne Post Processors.zip - Post Processors for Vectric Aspire and VCarve Pro 8.0 which includes the change to check that the spindle actually started.

File:ShopBot TC PS1-NO-SPIN.zip - Post Processors for Vectric Aspire and VCarve Pro which include changes to explicitly *disable* spinning

File:ShopBot PSOne Fusion 360 Post Processor.zip - Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360 which includes the change to check that the spindle actually started.