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General Mach Discussion / Re: Changing computers
« on: January 15, 2013, 08:39:33 PM »
 :) Thanks Hood,
         I did as you suggested and the shuttle pro plugin came up, so.... I added the xbox360 plugin to the folder, removed the shuttle pro plugin, and restarted mach3. It found the controller and then I re-configured the setup. Now it all works again- and I'm putting the 15 lb sledgehammer back in the garage. My cnc world is once again in harmony ;)

General Mach Discussion / Re: Changing computers
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:07:49 AM »
yes, this was the first thing i tried.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Changing computers
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:47:27 PM »
I too recently changed computers, but my problem is different- I lost my xbox control of mach3. now when i click on configure xbox plugin i get an error message" artcode 9991" and mach3 crashes.- worked fine on last computer- until computer died. Still using same version mach3 too. (.40) any help welcome- i really liked using the xbox control :(

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Dimensioning Probe Digitization
« on: October 22, 2009, 01:42:20 PM »
Greetings all,
 I too am looking for the solution to taking the digitized file from mach3 and editing it in a cad/cam program. So far anyone who has info isn't saying anything. Some help would be a good thing!


FAQs / Re: Cutting Acryclic
« on: April 25, 2009, 10:03:37 AM »
HI Brian,
   My first "O" flute trials went well, i got a smooth clean cut on the plexi- both the bottom (tip) and side left a really smooth finish , before and after the finish cut. As with my other tips i went slow 8-10 ipm feedrate, and .030-.045 at about 2000 (as far as i can hear the rpm-speed control is set low but motor doesnt stall). I ran a project that took 2 hours to cut this way and had no problem at all.
  I also purchased the "in groove" tool holder ans a 60' bit- these work very well (so far). I'm going to buy a few different replacement bits for this tool and a 1/4 O flute bit -im happy with the results


Greetings !
    Bob is my name and I got involved in cnc to enhance my DIY metalcasting/machining hobby. I started about a year ago in cnc and built a Rockcliff A-1 wood router (12x12x3" table) and recently a D-I moving gantry from the same company plans (24x36x5" table) Having lots of fun and making lots of "Stuff", always looking to improve my skills. I have some pics and videos on youtube if anyone is interested. I also have lots of questions......:)


FAQs / Re: Cutting Acryclic
« on: April 16, 2009, 12:29:17 PM »
  I have been playing w/acrylic for a few months and here is my standard parameters- 8-10ipm feedrate,.035- .045 depth of cut on 1/8 or 1/4 2flute endmill (up spiral) or ball nose- & LOW rpm (1-2000). These settings have eliminated (for me) almost all re-welding and tool clogging (I know the rpm is correct when the chips look good). One thing i discovered w/acrylic is the feed rate and the rpm have to be adjusted (minor) for every different  pice of plastic i cut. The mfg state its the slight variations in the formula that causes this.
   I also just started to use an "O" flute bit designed for acrylic (amana tools), i'll have to get back to you after this week-ends projects.
  I don't use a lube or cooler to cut and i know they would help for more agressive cuts (light soapy water and/or cool air injection work good from what i hear)
hope this helps


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