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General Mach Discussion / Just joined....so hi all!!
« on: November 19, 2014, 04:20:38 AM »
Hi there,
I have just joined and have also recently made my first steps into the world of CNC machining after purchasing a flatbed CNC milling machine with 600x400mm work area.
I have learned quite a bit already in regards to my actual machine settings. Limits, Homing, Setting the work and job areas. Motors all running correctly and cuts the right length.
I am, however, having a few teething problems with the Mach3 side of things and maybe someone here could help or point me in the right direction.

I primarily obtained the machine to etch PCBs and I have achieved this with some success...good clear tracks and nice clearances around pads etc.
I used the EagleCAD software to capture the schematics and produce the PCB art.
I then used a user made G code extension of Eagle to produce the G-Code. PCB2Gcode.
I have used a 0.2 mm V Bit to mill and like I mentioned this side of things has been so far, so good.
As I now have it running as I want, I would like to increase the production of PCB by milling multiples from the same board.
I have achieved this so far by manually lining up the next PCB after the previous one had finished.
I know this may be very apparent in the documentation of Mach3 and also a very Noob question.

How do I cut multiples of the same thing and allow the machine to run continuously?
Can I import G-code and place it where I need it? (this would solve everything I believe)
How do I place other PCBs into the work area?

Sorry if this is a long drawn out question but any help would be much appreciated.

Best regards


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