The shape is too odd to try and bend the edge. And even if I wanted to I had to order new ones cut anyway (significantly wider to allow for the bend) so getting them cut from a thicker material in the first place is cheaper, faster and easier
Thanks Tried mounting the monitor and found that the door carrying arms are a bit weak. Their section is 12x3mm and there are four of them. I think I will replace them. Will get them cut from a 5mm instead and may also increase the width to around 15mm.
By the way, the picture above doesn't show the door fully opened and makes it look like part of the cabinet is covered. When fully opened it is almost in the same line with the cabinet edge and you get full access to the cabinet interior.
I seem to remember I saw some manufacturer of small CNC CO2 laser machines which claimed they cut metal (SS if I recall) up to 1mm with something like 80W. They had a video as well. I'll see if I can find the link.
Thanks Hood. Looks like I misinterpret the sentence about index homing in your first message. You said you were doing homing external to Mach, so I concluded that you implied that Pokeys would allow you to do it internally in some way.
Got a question for you. How would you go about doing homing using a servo's index pulse? I imagine that after Mach finishes its regular homing routine and bounces off the switch I will have to use a macro that will rotate the motor in a set direction till it detects the index (not sure how to do that either). But will a macro be able to see a pulse as short as a servo's index? I am going to use an ESS which will see the pulse no problem, but I am concerned how a macro will see it?
To be honest Dan it will likely be fine seeing as its a relatively light duty machine and you wont be taking massive cuts, I was just curious as I think I would have chopped the cross slide down by half and had all the trucks on it, in fact I probably would have just made up a sub plate as a cross slide and that would have given me the option to mount different configs of top slide on such as gang tool setups.
I see what you mean. Gang tooling was also in mind, so thought I could utilise the T-slots.