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by Patrick Thorn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 with Roland DG milling machines
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 with Roland DG milling machines

SRM-20 replaced MDX-15/20, however, MDX-15/20 worked in 0.025mm steps in RML only.
SRM-20 works in 0.01mm steps, same as MDX-40.
Use MDX-40 post format in the machine selection.
It will make the right sizes on your SRM-20.
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Roland SRM-20 strange Z axis problem
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Roland SRM-20 strange Z axis problem

HI, It will be the Limits of the axis making this happen. You can see it mentioned on all 3D machines is threads like this one. https://www.rolandforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=12168#p30913 Easy to check. - Set your User Z0 - Move away from the part in XY and move back to the User Z0 - Change the ...
by Patrick Thorn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MDX 500 problem with connection
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: MDX 500 problem with connection

The MDX500 is of a pre USB day, so a parallel port is looking to the pc for the same. Called LPT1 etc. Adaptors do not always work.
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Roland Techsoft TS30 (Pre MDX40)
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Roland Techsoft TS30 (Pre MDX40)

Scott TS30 is in fact an early creation that he MDX-40 was based on. That said all latest MDX Windows drivers are looking for the model name, hence they do not work. TS30 was in the era of Windows XP, so working on later OS's could be a big problem, but some Windows savvy wizard may know differently...
by Patrick Thorn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Roland MDX-40A weird X-axis problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Roland MDX-40A weird X-axis problem.

A bit of info to add. The slides for XYZ are on bushes on the shafts. Any debris etc will cause more drag and therefore make the slides not position as well. On older machines, I have seen improvement if the slides and slide-way bushes are cleaned. It is not documented or approved, however, a bit of...
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Suspended USB connections and Ethernet power saving problems
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Suspended USB connections

Perfect PhillyDee
It is these silly things that can cause so much frustration.
Thanks for adding so much to the forum, it all helps!
by Patrick Thorn
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Suspended USB connections and Ethernet power saving problems
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Suspended USB connections

Thanks for the feedback.
Maybe you could share where the users should look for the network settings.
by Patrick Thorn
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Suspended USB connections and Ethernet power saving problems
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Suspended USB connections and Ethernet power saving problems

With the ever need for Windows 10 to try and manage your life, saving power and prolong battery life etc. etc. Some Settings seem to put things to sleep. Remember you are transferring data to your Roland machine as a job of work, so make sure to set your power settings so as the PC will not go to sl...
by Patrick Thorn
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 with Roland DG milling machines
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 with Roland DG milling machines

I saw Thanos Makris who has some nice Fusion 360 CAM videos to watch. (I say watch as I do not speak Greek). :lol: In this video he constructs a cylinder with spiral pockets and mills them on his ZCL-40A rotary axis on his MDX-40A machine. Very Nice seeing Roland machines in action. Thanos MDX-40A S...
by Patrick Thorn
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 with Roland DG milling machines
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 with Roland DG milling machines

HSM Works is the core CAM engine Autodesk installed into Fusion 360.

We did tests with HSM on the Roland machines and there is a bit of information here.