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391  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Re: Touch screens on: November 02, 2006, 07:34:48 PM
I have mine in a climate controlled environment and I don't use hazardous material, so any touch screen should do.
I bought a USB 19" touch screen on ebay for $250.00. Just make sure how it hooks up to your computer, they have alot of serial port connection ones.
392  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: I'm stuck....K2 3925 settings. on: October 31, 2006, 03:13:40 AM
I have a K239X25 if you need any help.

I've posted the set up file here: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?board=7.0
I have the metric pertition ball screws, so you might need to tune your motor's if you don't have these.
393  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Re: separate preview screen design on: October 24, 2006, 08:36:18 AM
I wanted to mention that when/if (crossing my fingers) the new Flash interface is finished you'll be able to open up seaprate windows of any componet you want.

These windows can be dragged,resized,minimized,fullscreen,transparent backgrounds ext..
To test them out you would load the screen from this URL:

http://www.vileguitars.com/MachFlash/Mastercon/master.swf

and open up any of these exe files on your desk top.

vileguitars.com/MachFlash/Mastercon/new connection test.zip

vileguitars.com/MachFlash/Mastercon/new connection alpha test.zip (these have transparency).

They will communicate with Mach no matter where you place them. Grin

Here is a picture of them on my desktop:


*Currently and very soon you will be able to run Mach from a web address, you will be able to control from anywhere in the world.
I find this useful for my self. Some of my projects take hours to cut out. I go up to my office and start working on the next project. I have a camera hooked up so I can watch the machine. Very soon I will be able to go on line, log in and control the machine from my office via the internet. I will have another post if any one wants to ask question or comments. Grin

394  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: What is a good feed rate? on: October 24, 2006, 08:04:26 AM
I had a feeling I was paying allot for router bit's  Angry. Onsrud's home base is about a half an hour away and I've heard there the best.

I'll have to try out those suggested bit and see what they can do.

Thanks for the links. I'm interested in the "chipbreakers", I usesome small 1/16 for cutting inlays and they work well.
Wonder if a 1/2 chipbreakers would give a super clean cut. I currently use downward spiral bits form my finishing cuts but they seem to dull out the quickest.
395  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: What is a good feed rate? on: October 22, 2006, 09:51:07 AM
Hey Chris,
Big fan of yours  Grin

Are you using the K2 39x25 (G?)?
Did you get the Steppers from K2, whats the spec's on those steppers?

I have the K2 39X25 with the upgraded Z axis, servo motors and a Porter Cable Router.
I use Onsrude carbide bit's.
I'm achieving 200 IPM in Hard Maple at about 0.002 accuracy with a 1/2 carbite bit at 0.25 depth.

The most important parts to getting fast and accurate cuts with the K2 cnc is having the upgraded Z axis,servo motors and good carbide bits. I would give K2 a call and get the servos, I believe there 300.00 for all three.

Tune your motors
If you stick to what you have and your motors are tuned correctly, jog the machine to see what kind of travel speed your getting without butchering the motors or the frame, this will be the max that your machine can handle.

After this it'll be up to your router.
Your bit should be clearing out the material giving very little resistance to the travel of the machine.
I spend around $75 a bit and they don't last long till there dull.

I would love to talk guitars and design softwear if you have the time give me an email. zealouseappex@comcast.net
I also have some screen designs that work good with the K2 machines and other stuff.
396  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday to Art on: September 12, 2006, 10:44:59 PM
Wow!!!! do people really live that long? Huh
Your cake is going to look like a forest fire. Shocked

Happy birthday Art!
(Thats 47 spankings) Tongue

-Zealouse  Kiss
397  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Digitizing ???? on: September 12, 2006, 10:39:24 PM
Looking at it agian it says Mach2 in the upper left corner Huh
but it is in Mach 3 under wizards.
398  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Digitizing ???? on: September 12, 2006, 10:35:48 PM
I know it's in the Mach developers under wizards.
I've never used it so it might not work for what you want.
Here is alittle about it:
http://machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=1086.0
399  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: OEM Mach 3 on: September 12, 2006, 09:56:52 PM
I used Firework to create the splash screen, it took about a minute to do. If you want one with your logo(or I could just use text with some steel effects) email it to me. If you have an idea of what you want it to look like send a description. I'll have sometime tomorrow to do it.
I've work with creating Icon's, so you could turn your splash screen or logo into an icon.

For the splash screen you just over write Mach 3 bitmap pictures with your own.

There is also a free installer program calle Install creator.
 Benny knows ,he told me about it.
400  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: OEM Mach 3 on: September 12, 2006, 08:05:21 PM
I made my own Mach screen and just like Benny said droped three of them in the bitmap file, "Splash.bmp","Splash1.bmp" and "Splash2.bmp".p
BUt I would never hide the icon and make people think it was any other program but Mach.
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