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The Resource Center provides information regarding the machines we manufacture and other related matters.
Frequently Asked Questions
— HX Series Product Line —
Do I need a special power supply or wiring to operate HX Series benchtop CNC machinery?
Why won't my machine connect to my computer?
What comes with the machine, and what else do I need to purchase to start cutting?
What kind of warranty comes with the machine?
Can we get longer USB cables?
A: The USB cable provided with your purchase of the machine is a standard USB-A to USB-B cable, and can be purchased at almost any store. Because of each installation, classroom, and shop floor layout being different for all of our customers, we only stock 6-foot USB cables. With that said, we have successfully used a 20-foot cable to control our machines in a previous shop floor layout. So length is completely up to you.
I use Fusion 360 for CAD/CAM. Can I output from Fusion directly to the HX Series CNC machines?
What’s the computer connection like on the HX Series product line, and what software controller is used with the CNC machines?
What’s the total size of the setup, i,e, machine in the enclosure and on a tool cart? Do I need a tool cart?
What is the lead-time for shipping, meaning if I order today, when can you ship?
Where is it made?
— HX8410 VMC —
Can I mount a power strip to the back so that there is a single cable for the controller, spindle, and my compressor for the coolant system?
A: Yes, You can mount a power strip if you would like. However, any damage or modification to the paint or surface due to the attachment would not be covered in the limited parts warranty.
Can I seal the doors and outer casing with silicone for use with my coolant system?
A: Yes, you can use a silicone sealant if you wish. It is not a service we offer, but it could be easily implemented if you find it necessary.
Can I create and install a coolant drain line through the outer casing to allow the coolant to flow back to the tank?
A: Our cases were not designed to be used with flood coolant. Any modifications to the machine for such purpose would be up to the customer. Leading Edge Industrial’s limited warranty on parts does not cover any after-market modifications made to the sheet metal structure, nor does it cover any damage caused by a leaking case. The machines are designed for use with mist coolant only, and when properly set-up will not accumulate large amounts of coolant at any time. If a large amount of coolant is collecting inside the case, then a coolant feed adjustment is necessary.
— HX710 TC —
What is maximum turning diameter, and what’s the maximum stock I can chuck in it?
Can I install a slightly bigger chuck?
How does machine cope with cutting stainless steel?
Are there any coolant ports on the HX710 Turning Center?
Manuals & Operators Information
HX Series Software Controller & LEI Tech Fusion 360 CAM Posts
- Universal G-Code Sender V1.0.9
- LEI Tech HX8410 Vertical Machining Center Post
- LEI Tech HX710 Turning Center Post
AUTODESK Fusion 360 CAD/CAM Educational Textbook
- Coming Soon
Best Practices & Expert LEI Tutorials
- Autodesk Fusion 360 Keyboard (Hotkeys) Shortcuts Download
- More Coming Soon
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