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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 and Slic3r A axis extruder setup
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:24:37 PM »
I am finishing up a 3d printer build where mach3 will be used to control the unit
with the G code being written by Slic3r.
 A axis will be used to drive the  pellet fed extruder head (.375 dia. 20 to1 L/D 3 to 1 comp.).
I can determine output of plastic with regard to turns of the screw.
Is there a site or group where I can get a detailed explanation on how to setup A axis in Mach3
and Slic3r?

Thank you

The computer died on my router which resulted in it replacement. We had to tranfer the files by slaving the hard disk to the new computer.
Th e software will come up but there is no movement of the motors. I see change on the axis registers.
I go into diagnostics and see no changes via the limit switches or e-stop.
I cannot run a driver test (OCX).
Do i have to move the license out of the folder to the desk top?

Any help Is appreciated to get this dead horse running.


General Mach Discussion / Mach2 down, Need HELP
« on: September 17, 2006, 08:46:13 PM »
We lost our harddrive on our mill and had it replaced. Reloaded the the machine with Windows XP pro.
Reinstalledl Rutex software and retuned the motors. Installed Mach2 and rebooted as directed in the manual. Ran the driver test with good results. Copied  the license from desktop and pasted in the mach folder. Opened up mach 2 mill an loaded up roadrunner program . Hit start program began scrolling on screen but no motor movement. Eventually faulted reset. Eventually it started running after going to manual screen and playing with joy stick.
We ran machine for 14 hours( a series of programs for contouring a mold). No problems. I went out of Mach back to desktop. Reinitiated mach2 and reloaded one of the old programs. It came up and ran. I stopped the program cleared it from Mach2 and shut down. Saved the fixture and shut down the computer.
Rebooted up the computer and went into Mach2 and found no movement again. Went out of mach2 and went to Rutex tuning software and checked motor movement and found it to be okay.

What should we look for?
Thank you JohnD

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