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General Mach Discussion / Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« on: November 15, 2012, 05:55:29 PM »
Thank you, just emailed them. Lets see what will result.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« on: November 15, 2012, 03:51:42 AM »
Anyone knows a European source for those clamping wedges that this post have pictures?
I need to do my own DVI disc but I should buy the wedges as they are standard.
Thank you

General Mach Discussion / Re: M01 off by default
« on: February 23, 2012, 08:17:44 AM »
Could not be easier.
Thank you

General Mach Discussion / M01 off by default
« on: February 23, 2012, 07:38:15 AM »
It is possible to have M01 turned off by default, this is, when starting Mach?
I tried:

1) to close Mach with M01 off
2) Turn it off and "save settings"

There is a way for this?
Thank you

General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool location in toolpath
« on: February 08, 2012, 04:15:52 AM »
Maybe you are getting the same as I am. Please check:


General Mach Discussion / Re: ONE of THOSE days (;-(
« on: February 05, 2012, 01:23:12 PM »

RF interference?  GOOD suggestion BUT it would have just offset the entire rest of the circle cut.

I suggested back before to try with a pen. I think other also. RF interference is very difficult to understand. I read a lot before and still do not understand many details of it. I had for example, a plasma source that caused a lot of interference before.
You say that happens 1 in 10 times. Maybe it happens on a particular part of your work table, that is closer to the plasma supply, or maybe you have more cables close, or, or, or ... If you try with a pen you would know (at the end you need to narrow the possibility's) and would not waist any plates, only paper.
What drives are you using and motors?

General Mach Discussion / Re: ONE of THOSE days (;-(
« on: February 04, 2012, 08:29:41 AM »
One thing that I recommend is to replace the plasma head with a pen and draw instead of cutting.
Disconnect the plasma and other electronic tools around the machine. If it draws correctly, then the plasma cutting source (the plasma itself) can be messing with all the rest. You can take one hour changing everything, but at the end you will know what is happening.
I know because I already been there and in my case it was not Mach.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Control Requires a Reboot
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:37:51 AM »
If it looks that the problem is the PC I would start by changing it. Try another one.
On the machine that I am currently testing only the 3rd computer tested gets along with Mach!

General Mach Discussion / Re: which software package to purchase
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:35:50 AM »
My personal ideia:

Learn a little GCode, and program by hand. At the end, if the parts are not very complex, the machine will act exactly as you want to and how you expect to. You are making an investment on yourself rather on the software. I normally draw what I want on a 2D program (there are free ones all over the internet) and make my movements with them.
If the parts are very complex, then you would need a good software, that could cost more than the machine.
Never less a CAM software will eventually need some changes before sending to the machine, so at the end you will need to know Gcode.

General Mach Discussion / Re: tool change position
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:24:27 AM »
I normally put on the toolchange macro a incremental movement in Z+ direction.
This moves the Z a little away from the work and change tool there.
Works for me.

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