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I just uploaded version 3.15 to the G-Wizard Calculator download page. It’s got a number of nice additions, but I am going to treat it as a Beta Test. By that I mean that I am not turning on the auto-update for it–I will wait for the next release and some feedback from users. So,…
SSV can really help control chatter when turning…
Hat tip to Tom for bringing this video to my attention. In it, Haas describes their “SSV” (Spindle Speed Variation) feature to control chatter. They also give the best discussion I’ve seen of how diameter affects surface speed when turning (smaller diameters have to run faster just…
Strange question, right? Almost nonsensical. Surface Speeds are surface speeds, and a difference of 700 SFM has got to result in a difference to the cutter–probably a BIG difference. Yet, paradoxically, there is reason to believe, backed by science, that 1000 SFM really can be just like 300 SFM in some cases during High Speed…
I’ve just uploaded G-Wizard Calculator version 3.10 and turned on the upgrade signal. It’s a minor release with a number of customer requested detail improvements and bug fixes:
There are new Shapeoko 3 Machine Profiles–one for DeWalt spindles and one for Porter Cable. This will make it faster and easier than ever for Shapeoko users…
Today’s lightweight CNC Routers are capable of some truly amazing work…
I got a note recently from a new G-Wizard Calculator user who is also a CNC beginner. He has a lightweight CNC Router and was about to make his first cuts. He wanted to know if I had any special suggestions for him before…
Hi, I’m Bob Warfield, Founder of CNCCookbook and author of G-Wizard Calculator. If you’ve got questions about Feeds and Speeds or G-Wizard Calculator, now is your chance to Ask Me Anything. This is something that’s been popular elsewhere on the Internet, but is totally new for us here at CNCCookbook.
We’ll use the comment section…
I just uploaded G-Wizard version 3.04 for G-Wizard Calculator users to play with. It contains a UI Mock Up for your comment and feedback. This isn’t something we do very often, but it’s important when there are major changes afoot to some aspect of a product’s User Interface.
In this case, the change we’re contemplating…
Yes, we should of thought of it but didn’t–DOH! Thank you for thinking of it for us!
We’re blessed at CNCCookbook with a tremendous amount of valuable user feedback on our software–it’s audience is quite large, quite friendly, and quite willing to pitch in and help us make the software better. Thank you!
These are things I hear over and over again talking to CNC’ers. There are some better ways and some better answers that can really improve your Feeds and Speeds practices if you’re open to them. Fixing your Feeds and Speeds is one of the easiest productivity hacks you’ll ever make.
Assuming Feeds and Speeds Can…
What kinds of New Year’s Resolutions do CNC’ers make?
Well of course anything is possible, but here are some ideas that will maximize your productivity. I always try to make resolutions that save me time so I can do more. Seems like the most valuable kind of resolution, doesn’t it?
Let’s take three big categories…
Time for another update. I have uploaded new versions of G-Wizard Calculator, G-Wizard Editor, and G-Wizard Estimator. You can find the download links on our Help Page.
There is much new in these releases. For starters all G-Wizard products can share machine profiles, posts, and tool cribs. The sharing all works the same and is…
What Are you Crazy CNCCookbook Dudes Planning Next?
It’s end of year and time to talk a bit about what we accomplished in 2015 with our CNC Software and where we’ll be going with it in 2016.
It’s been an amazing year for CNCCookbook!
2015 has been an amazing year for CNCCookbook. We…
I get asked fairly often why there are so few wood choices in G-Wizard Calculator’s Material Database, or how to convert wood hardness to Brinell to tell G-Wizard about the differences in hardness for various kinds of wood. After all, there are probably a couple of hundred different choices for Steel including all the alloys…
12 Days of Christmas? Yes, and here are 12 each of the all-time most popular Cookbook articles and Blog Posts.
What’s the difference between a Cookbook Article and a Blog Post? Typically the Cookbook articles are longer, more in-depth, and often are part of an extended series. Blog Posts can be just as useful and…
I’ve just uploaded G-Wizard Calculator version 2.98–click for the download page. This version has a variety of changes including:
– Shared Machine Profiles
– Added Melamine to materials under MDF, and SAE 660 Bearing Bronze to Materials DB.
– Converted the file format of machine profiles to CSV. You can load it into Excel to…