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General Mach Discussion / Re: Auto Zero Touch pad and c10 (cnc4pc board)
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:22:17 PM »
And when I wired in my coolant pump, I found that the inside components were not laid out as the cabinet schematic, Syil China had to send me marked up pictures of where they moved things and which component was what...

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Auto Zero Touch pad and c10 (cnc4pc board)
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:19:11 PM »
Has anyone out there wired a touch pad into a Syil X4 control cabinet.  I am not an electrician, and when I open the cabinet door, I am overwhelmed.

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Thanks, I'll try that...  Don't remember if Mach3 was running when I tried to remove the folders (didn't think so), but I do know that the machine was in the ON position and I was running it prior...

After my mess up, when I tried to start Mach3, I got like (30) error messages, and nothing I tried made them go away, so I did a [system roll back] to the previous day, and that did fixed it, I was assuming that they were 'registry storage' errors that got screwed up b/c they couldn't find the folder (even after I [restored] the folders back the errors were still there)...

Thanks again,
Ken

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Oh and by the way, "don't want to sound like a salesman, but"; it is really fast removing bulk material with the Wizards, then using DeskProto to make the roughing and final finish cuts...  DeskProto is really sweet, with one exception, doesn't have a feature to ramp you in for plunging into the material.  I have used BobCAM, MasterCAM, and a few others that caused a large learning curve for me, and non is as sweet as DeskProto V5 for finishing in the least amount of time, programing is effortless and  flawlessly (So far), (With DeskProto, I was up and running same day, without all the tutorials and all the other BS to go through, it even has wizards to tune in the exact spec's of your machine and post processor), I have inserted a spindle start with a 3 second pause before the program starts, so the spindle can get up to speed before starting to cut (Syil X4) starts the spindle and heads for material all in a split second, before it ever gets up to speed, BAD, BAD, BAD)).  DeskProto has a home hobby (Full) version on sale, $1k off right now (US funds).  Find any other almost full function CAMware you can get up and running for under $400 bucks and only have a few days learning curve to be confident in you g-code program!

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Can anyone tell me how to turn off some of the Wizards that I will never use, so I only have one screen and don't have to scroll down to find what I do need?

I tried just moving them out of the folder, that was a mistake, Mach3 went crazy with errors and I had do do a system roll back to yesterday before it would recover...

Thanks, Ken

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New Mill
« on: July 24, 2010, 09:25:31 PM »
Rich,

I am not a machinist by trade, I fell into it in 04 when one of my customers wanted me to knock off $500 dollars from his bill in exchange for a tabletop MaxNC mill, times were better back then in the US, we were getting over the 9/11 crash, so I said yes...

I am a Plastic Product and Injection Mold Designer, a couple years back I couldn't find any work and quoted doing some prototypes with my MaxNC, since then the Design Business has been paying less and work has been hard to find, and the Machining Business has been steadily been picking up.  Hell, I can almost make a living again!

Now you know my background...

Regards,
Kendall Miller
Fun Dimensional, Inc.
Leander, Texas

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New Mill
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:51:27 PM »
Nope, never saw these movies, have never been to this page on the website at all, I have bookmarked and will review.  Now I really feel dumb!

Ken

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New Mill
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:38:34 PM »
I have tried reading the manuals (both set up & using Mach3), covers all machines, one is over 150 pages and the other is over 100 pages, and again using abbreviations that I don't know what he is talking about...

I have been viewing videos ever since I ordered the machine...  Some I have to laugh at, I saw one guy blowing his machine off with an air hose, sending the debris everywhere, all over his computer and keyboard, all over his machine (including the vent holes (where it can get sucked up inside)), and am sure embedding them nicely in the ways also.  This is someone who will be asking the question 'why' did my controller board short out...  I'm dumb, but not that dumb!

This Has Been An Experience,
Ken

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New Mill
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:02:49 PM »
Sorry if I am a dumb A55, I only have had this machine a few days and Mach3 a few more days prior to that...  Maybe after I have played with it enough I will start to understand the things that ya'all take for granted that I should already know...

Bet I could of figured it out if anyone would of mentioned [Alt-6], look above the [Reset] icon dummy, the wizard does it for you...  X is now set, it ended up @ 10167.5 (7.5 more steps per inch), working on Y...

Sunday Church (got a lot of thanks to give, and a lot of praying for help to do), Monday, I will be working on the flood coolant pump that came from Syil 'not installed' and with no instructions!  Bet I will be just as dumb with this issue, with what I have read about over tightening wires will break the board, under tightening it will make it the machine fail, just can't wait to get into this project...

Thanks for all the help, you
made me dig into the basics,
I'm a more educated now,
Ken

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New Mill
« on: July 24, 2010, 02:41:19 PM »
All:

Think I found the answer and will share it with everyone...

Improved Mach 3 Axis Calibration Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkO5tc-jSxw

Kendall Miller
Fun Dimensional, Inc.
Leander, Texas
USA

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