I am pleased to introduce myself, Steve from Yeovil, Somerset.
Years ago I built a filament winding machine to make carbon fibre components, it started out being a simple chain driven device but I soon found it to be too limiting and converted it to CNC in about 1990.
After several mechanical upgrades and a bit of simple electronic cheating it has 4 axis but it is still driven by an old AppleII, circa 1981, which is now the weakest link.
During my search for a suitable modern control system I stumbled across this interesting forum.
I am also in the process of rebuilding an Orac lathe.
Last edited by irving2008; 13-12-2010 at 03:30 PM.
Hi Steve, and welcome to the site. Plenty of useful info here. We have several members who have rebuilt Orac lathes as well...