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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 manual?
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:14:55 PM »
Any chance someone has a working link to the Mach3 manual in english that works?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting Multiple passes?
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:03:45 PM »
Ok thanks
I'm using Microcarve4 and It doesn't have that option as far as I can tell
What would be the most user friendly cam software that i should look into?
Mainly just engraving designs and lettering into aluminum pedal enclosures and want to start making pcb's
not sure how to use the multipass wizard, are there instructions?

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General Mach Discussion / Setting Multiple passes?
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:22:40 PM »
I"m engraving into aluminum and would like to know how to set up multiple passes to get deeper. I keep breaking bits if I try and do it all in one pass.
Can't find a setting for this anywhere and I tried to download the Mach3 manual from the Mach3 website but the english version is corrupt and won't let me download it
I have everything working good except I can't figure this out
Thanks in advance

Tim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Tools?
« on: December 24, 2011, 02:58:38 PM »
I would like to mill designs and lettering into aluminum pedals
If you have a look at these pedals that were etched with acid
http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2515576-I-ve-started-a-pedal-etching-tutorial
this what I would like to do with my cnc mill
So what type/types of bits would I use?

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General Mach Discussion / Tools?
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:44:13 AM »
Sorry for the noobie question but I searched and didn't see it asked anywhere
Is there a thread or section on what tool does what?
Like what type of tool do I need to carve aluminum, wood, stone etc
thanks
Tim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing help
« on: December 20, 2011, 12:20:32 AM »
Sorry Hood, It works perfect now, it was my learning how to zero the work on the table that needed work
got it now
My digital calipers show exactly 1 inch which I think is amazing
any tips on motor tuning?
Tim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing help
« on: December 17, 2011, 12:35:09 AM »
ya still not working correctly

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing help
« on: December 16, 2011, 10:58:17 AM »
Found this on the zentool site
I will try this tonight

Please use 32512 steps/unit for all three axis if you are using inch unit. The driver is set to 1/8 micro step by default(you can change it). So 25.4(mm/inch) / 1.25 (leadscrew pitch) * 200 (full steps per revolution) * 8 (microstep) = 32512 steps/unit.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing help
« on: December 16, 2011, 10:35:07 AM »
Ok imperial is just fine if it is easier
Mirco steps are set to 1/8
again thats only because its the way it was shown in the instructions

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing help
« on: December 16, 2011, 03:21:33 AM »
Ok I have  Nema 17 motors
M8 x 1.25 Stainless Steel Lead Screws with ball bearing end support
and this is my motor driver http://www.zentoolworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=16&products_id=111
no gears between motor and screws
hope thats the info your looking for

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