Hello Guest it is November 28, 2021, 04:22:20 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - neuxstone

Pages: 1
1
General Mach Discussion / Advice on components for a new build.
« on: May 02, 2018, 10:44:07 AM »
???I'm planning a new build and have a couple questions regarding my shopping list if anyone cares to interject.
I'm a 3 license holder Mach3 advocate. I built a router, plasma (candcnc) and converted a mill.
My build is a 2 axis CNC Hotwire which neither has to go fast or be remarkably smooth. It's been awhile since my last build and things Ave changed from a stand alone controller box inclusive of a row of gekko drives and a big boat anchor transformer.
The now available components are so diverse and plentiful that it's dizzying.
Can I run a 64 bit Win7 or dust off that old Dell I knew would come in handy someday?
Who's controller is best or do I just go into a breakout?
Gekko still the choice for drives if I'm microstepping stepper motors?
Easier and straight forward is better, but now retired.....I have less time now if that makes sense....

2
 ???I'm planning a new build and have a couple questions regarding my shopping list if anyone cares to interject.
I'm a 3 license holder Mach3 advocate. I built a router, plasma (candcnc) and converted a mill.
My build is a 2 axis CNC Hotwire which neither has to go fast or be remarkably smooth. It's been awhile since my last build and things Ave changed from a stand alone controller box inclusive of a row of gekko drives and a big boat anchor transformer.
The now available components are so diverse and plentiful that it's dizzying.
Can I run a 64 bit Win7 or dust off that old Dell I knew would come in handy someday?
Who's controller is best or do I just go into a breakout?
Gekko still the choice for drives if I'm microstepping stepper motors?
Easier and straight forward is better, but now retired.....I have less time now if that makes sense....

3
Mach Screens / 2 axis HOTWIRE SCREEN?
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:48:27 AM »
I searched for but found nothing pertaining to 2 Axis Hotwire Screens. I'm building a basic machine for linear cuts (packaging material) no frills. I thought I saw a post sometime back by papabear on a screen he or someone he knew generated but the post went deep or...?
I would think this would be popular. I've seen some 4 axis on yout tube but not necessarily airfoils are where I'm going with this...
Can anyone put me on to something?

4
Awesome news Gerry!
That is full of great advice following his dead end runs then solutions of them including advice on which parts to keep/toss.
His summary of how he would have done it if he did it again is my solution.
The Machmotion solution is best but this machine won't be used for heavy production so it wouldn't pay itself off in the long haul. Thank you.

5
I'm sure someone has had a similar question in the past however when I do a specific search there is no definitive answer to this..(some time back the question was asked but the answer wasn't definitive).
Here is the question:
 I purchase a BP V2XT with decent iron. It sat long enough for the battery and memory loss.
Before gutting this thing, or going into the unknown trying to fire this puppy back up, to its glory days, IS THERE SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT HAS DONE THIS; or is this just a dark art nobody is talking about?
The former owner says "ran when parked, but I bought a few motorcycles like that and it can mean a bunch of tomfoolery that I have no time for... ???

6
   :'(HELP!!! I am having a similar problem with a NC Max Probe using the wizard.
First I had to switch the input to low active because the circuit is normally closed which solved that problem. After initializing the program file it works quite normally but seems to "overshoot" past the contact in Z axis only, Crunching the probe each time we try it. I set the ramp very steep to abruptly stop the probe upon touch with no apparent change in results. Any Ideas what I'm doing wrong with this otherwise normally perfectly functioning GANTRY ROUTER?   ???

7
Speaking of Dummies.. :-[.I am having trouble with the UPGRADE loading.
I breezed thru the original STS load, but must be doing something wrong with this version.
Do you have a private Email you can forward me? ::)
 neuxstone@aol.com

8
ZEALOUS,
The STS 1 is very intuative for most practical purposes, but....  ;D

 ON/OFF button for the spindle would be very handy.
"GO TO" Fill in coordinates box would be nice.
Slider speed override would be great.
A visual of actual speed (graph bar) extra fluff, but cool. 8)
Audio files would be OK, but I wouldn't be able to hear them in my shop. :o

Once sorted out, a .doc named "MACH3 STS-1 FOR DUMMIES ??? !"
 
 With the natural assumption there would be a fee...; ::) Could you write a custom screen for my factory machinery?

9
Huge thumbs up on the application of SIMPLE SCREEN ;)   
I have been using your screen on my router for a few months with great results...I would have to say there are a few important functions I would like to see in the next version...Is there going to be a "next version"?
Can I ask if you are working on another Update or screenset?
Dave

Pages: 1