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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC is doing everything backward
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:06:41 PM »
Thanks. Problem solved.

Vince

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General Mach Discussion / CNC is doing everything backward
« on: August 11, 2018, 02:31:40 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I ran into a problem with my first project. I made a sign but when it finished the sign is a mirror image. Instead of left to right it did right to left but the sign came out as if I am looking into a mirror. What do I need to do in Mach3 software to fix this

Vince

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 and Mach3 USB Interface help
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:20:31 PM »
Not sure of the brand. But it is the one I purchased at the Buildyourcnc.com website. Here is the link

https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach3-USB-Board



Vince

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General Mach Discussion / Mach 3 and Mach3 USB Interface help
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:11:16 PM »
Hi Everyone

Just want to know if anyone knew where I can get info on how to setup and configure Mach3 software and my USB interface I just connected.


Thx

Vince

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General Mach Discussion / Need help with Mach3 and my cnc calibration
« on: July 15, 2018, 03:04:31 PM »
Hi wondering if I can get some help here. Here is how the problem occurred. I purchased the hardware from "Build your cnc" website back in 2013 and I built my own 2 x 4 cnc machine. Everything was put together with Mach3 and everything was working well with no issues. Last week I went to you my cnc machine. I turned it on and my computer and I heard a pop sound. Found out that my motherboard fried. I had windows xp pro 32bit installed on it. Like I said before this happened everything was working very well. I decided to change my lead screw from an 1/2" allthread ( 13 tpi) to a 1/2" 5 start and 10 TPI ACME precision lead screw. I installed the new leadscrew. Instead of installing windows xp again I decided to install windows 7, since it is compatible with Mach3. The only unfortunate part is that my new computer did not have a parallel port attached to the motherboard. So I went to purchase a PCI parallel port card. I installed the new parallel port card with the updated drivers. I reinstalled the updated version of Mach3. I copied and paste my licence to the root of the Mach3 folder. I was then ready to calibrate my cnc machine. When I tried to test the movement of the x,y, and z axis nothing moved. I then checked each pin of the parallel port to make sure it was get the necessary voltage and it was. does anyone have any ideas? I would hate to reinstall windows xp over again.

Thx
Vince

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Hi Craig,

Thanks for your help. Do you happen to know which update needs to be removed?


Hi Gerry

Thx for you input. Do you know which plugin I need to get?


Thx

Vince

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General Mach Discussion / X,Y, and Z axis not moving when using Mach3
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:24:25 PM »
Hi everyone. I was wondering if I can get some help. Let me give you some background on my problem. I built a 2 x4 cnc machine back in 2013 with the plans and hardware I purchased on the buildyourcnc.com website. So for 5 years I've been using the cnc machine with Mach 3 and windows xp with no issues. 2 weeks ago my computer harddrive blew. I had a newer computer running windows 7 32 bit. So I went to machsupport and downloaded Mach 3 R3.043. I copied and paste my licence in the root of Mach3 folder. I followed the set by set procedures to setup and calibrate Mach3 and my cnc machine. I also disabled the estop. Now when I try to move the x, y, or z axis my cnc machine will not move. when I plug in my parallel port and usb cable from my cnc box to my computer I hear a knock sound from all 3 motors telling me that the motors are starting up. However when I try to test my cnc to see if the axis move it does not. The only difference between when my cnc use to work and now is that I updated the operating system from windows xp to windows 7 32 bit and I changed the 3 leadscrews for the x,y and z axis to a acme 1/2" - 10 TPI 5 starts (2 turns per inch). Any ideas how to fix the issue.

Thx

Vince

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Speed up my cnc machine
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:45:18 PM »
I have: 
(3) NEMA 24 425 oz-in stepping motors
(3) Drivers (3.0Amp 24-40 Volts, 1-1/64 microstepping)
(1) 36v 8.8a Power Supply

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General Mach Discussion / UC100 Question part 2
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:13:38 PM »
Is there a difference between UC100 adapter and a parallel to usb adapter that I can pickup at a computer store ?

Vince

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General Mach Discussion / Speed up my cnc machine
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:55:34 AM »
Hello,

I purchased the hardware to build my own cnc back in 2014 or 2015. I want my cnc to move quicker. I want to update my lead screws on all 3 axis (X,Y and Z). The lead screws that came with the hardware of my cnc move slow and to do any project is time consuming. I researched lead screws and I found one that is 1/2" 5 start and 10 TPI ACME precision lead screw, which translates to 2 turns per inch. Will this make my cnc move quicker.  Let me know.

Thx Vince

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