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Sieg Machines / Laser Head for X3
« on: December 31, 2015, 11:18:36 AM »
Hi All
I have a Sieg x3 which was converted to cnc many years ago running Mach3 it all works fine but I would like to use a laser head with it can anyone suggest what I should buy  I would want it to cut brass sheet of about 2mm thickness

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Wizard for clockmakers.
« on: December 19, 2010, 04:12:20 AM »
I make quite a few clock gears and use my small cnc mill which I converted using a sieg mill. I draw the gears from the original and post it into lazycam as a dxf file then send it to mach3 it works fine and the crossing out is perfect but as you say you will have to file the corners if you want a sharp edge.

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: syntax error
« on: December 17, 2010, 04:45:01 AM »
Hi Ron
Thank you for the reply, I have now fixed the problem.My installation has been on my computer for 4 years and I read in an article that it acquires a lot of crud so I copied my profile file and uninstalled Mach3 and did a clean install it now runs as sweet as a nut.

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / syntax error
« on: December 08, 2010, 08:15:21 AM »
I have been using Mach3 for two years and have had no problems up to now,when using a wizard for gear cutting or write when I post the code from the wizard and run it I get a syntax error message for the line of code to start the motor spindle when I click on the message it brings up a screen giving several choices debug etc I click on one symbol and it says ready then I click on run script and the motor starts and then click on start on the main screen and the program runs just fine it has only just started to happen is this a bug?

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Wizard for clockmakers.
« on: May 05, 2009, 08:03:02 AM »
I have just completed a set of wheels for a grandfather clock I am building I drew the wheels in Autocad saved them as a dxf imported them into Lazycam and got perfect results with all my wheels perfectly crossed out.I am noe in the process of cutting the teeth using the gear cutting wizard,


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / DXF import into Lazycam
« on: November 22, 2008, 06:34:07 AM »
Hi All
I am using Autocad 2005 but when I run lazycam and import the dxf file I get a blank screen with the message no project loaded and no entities found any ideas as to what I am doing wrong

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Clock Gears
« on: November 19, 2008, 05:37:11 AM »
```Hi All
I am fairly new to cnc but have been in clock repair for some years does anyone know the best way to go about using my cnc mill to cross out gear blanks I have successfully used it to cut the gear teeth but not sure how use it to do the crossing out. do I draw the gear in cad then import it to Lazy cam and go from there or is there another way?

General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis
« on: October 31, 2008, 05:46:40 AM »
We seem to be getting there your code worked fine with the rotary table moving the correct amount so
I tried running the NFS wizard to cut a 30mm dia wheel blank with 20 teeth it spends 4 minutes cutting the first tooth the at the end rotates 18 deg and starts again on the next tooth I would have expected it to cut one tooth then rotate to the next one but I could be wrong.

General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:24:25 AM »
On running you code the A axis moves for about half a complete turn of the table. Here is the code I am trying to run
G00 G64 A0.0
Y-30.1 X0
(This program has No Z moves!)
M98 (Index.tap) Q20
M5 M9


General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis
« on: October 29, 2008, 03:00:09 PM »
 To be honest I have not tried using the keyboard to jog the A axis but have only ued the 4th axishe jogging flyout to jog it which works fine.

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