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General Mach Discussion / Re: External start button
« on: July 10, 2012, 09:02:19 PM »
I have been thinking about doing the same thing.

On my set-up there will be (2) button  switches that have to be pressed at the same time.

Hopefully this will eliminate any accidental activation. ;)

JAckal

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help on PMDX-125 & PMDX-107.
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:45:37 PM »
Thanks Hood,

I'll look further into that.


Jackal :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help on PMDX-125 & PMDX-107.
« on: March 31, 2012, 10:26:20 AM »
No Hood, Mine doesn't do that. If I am running something in back gear ( low range), I choose reverse spindle  in the wizard I am using.

If it is G-code generated by Mastercam I just change it manually.

Is there  a setting that I am overlooking?? ???

Thanks,
Jack

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help on PMDX-125 & PMDX-107.
« on: March 30, 2012, 08:07:33 PM »
John,

My spindle speed is pretty close on the high range.

I kept changing the pulley ratio in MACH 3  config  for the 2nd pulley, and trying to call it "low range".

I just ended up guessing at it and it seems to work ok for the low range.

In a program you have to change M03 to M04 if it is in low range, for forward direction.

As long as I'm the only operator, no problems. ;D

JAckal

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General Mach Discussion / Re: input needed on cnc4pc
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:57:38 PM »
I am sure they are out there, but I have never heard of anyone getting a PMDX board that was bad?????



JAckal :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help on PMDX-125 & PMDX-107.
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:55:21 PM »
Libbit,
I am running a pmdx 126 & 107.  Steve helped me figure out the 107. There are some small changes needed to the .XML file they give you.

Just like Hood says.

You may have to call Steve instead of e-mailing him. ;)

Jackal :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: I WANT TO KNOW SATISIFIED USERS
« on: January 20, 2012, 08:24:12 PM »
I did a retrofit and tried Mach because it was free.

If  the retrofit never got  finished, that is just one more item money wasn't wasted on.

The mill now works  great.    Autocad & Mastercam are used for the drawings & toolpaths, but Mach was pretty straightforward. 


Last week, the Mach License was purchased. It was the least I could do for a great product and all of the help here. It was a try before you buy, and that doesn't happen very often nowadays.

My own concern was finishing the mill & the electrical part.  The Mach 3  soft ware being  a  failure, never crossed my mind.

There are too many happy users out  there.

If I was to start doing some non-basic stuff, it might cause me to want for more.

After I have used Mach for a year, I'll start a thread on my 1st year experience with it. ;)


Jackal ;D

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Milling letters/design on arched face surface
« on: December 23, 2011, 11:24:18 AM »
Dave,

Thanks for the link. If I can get that to work with my Mastercam/Autocad, I'll gladly donate more than $20 to help him out.

Looks great.


JAckal :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Milling letters/design on arched face surface
« on: December 23, 2011, 12:56:38 AM »
Thanks for all of the info, guys.

Johnny quest,

That is cool & simple. The spring loaded tool follows the contour and still gives a good result in just 2 planes. Any stretch of the  letters/shape is unnoticed.

alenz,

I will have to try that little application.

Some of these items will work with the spring loaded tool, but some of the guys want some deep milling.

Fins on the side of the engine parts with their name some where in them. ::)

Thanks again and keep the ideas coming,

Happy Holidays,

JAckal

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General Mach Discussion / Milling letters/design on arched face surface
« on: December 22, 2011, 03:49:12 PM »
I have done a little bit of lettering/engraving on my mill. There are some motorcycle guys wanting me to engrave their gas caps & belt buckles.

How do you  engrave on an arched radius like this?

I have an old  Master cam program and can get the arch but the letters are giving me fits.

Thanks,
Jackal :)

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