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USB Interface
« on: February 19, 2012, 02:50:49 PM »
I have been away from CNC’s due to other work load….

Checking on the web to see what’s new, I noticed that there is a CNCUSB hardware / software solution now and I wonder if anyone knows the pros / cons of it

Since this is a Mach3 support forum, I hope I don’t get into hot water by asking this question but my intentions are just to expand my knowledge on the CNC market. I do have Mach3 and LazyCam Pro and I love them both

Thank you
Nicolas
Re: USB Interface
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 03:53:04 PM »
I have been away from CNC’s due to other work load….
I noticed that there is a CNCUSB hardware / software solution now and I wonder if anyone knows the pros / cons of it
Thank you

What exactly do you refer to?
If this Dynomotion, it has been out  a while and can also use Mach as a front end, if you chose to?
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Re: USB Interface
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 03:59:25 PM »
The one I refer to does not use Mach3, it has its own software

Lets wait and see what other members have to say
Nicolas

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Re: USB Interface
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 04:15:34 PM »
Why not try it out and provide a Mach  to whatever it is comparison. Your results would be interesting reading.
RICH
Re: USB Interface
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 04:33:25 PM »
Any link?
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Re: USB Interface
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 04:56:54 PM »
There are at least two controllers that fit the OP's description.
EdingCNC, which used to be called USB CNC,
and Planet-CNC.
Gerry

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Re: USB Interface
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 06:17:05 PM »
Well Gerry got it right, I mean the Planet-CNC

Sorry Rich but I don’t want to try it out because it means I have to buy new hardware and I’m happy with what I have

My questions was any pros / cons between a parallel port / USB interface in case someone has tried the USB
Nicolas

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Re: USB Interface
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 02:51:20 AM »
Thousands of people already use USB and Mach with the SmoothStepper and the KFlop.
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Re: USB Interface
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 09:09:27 AM »
Thank you Hood, interesting reading
Nicolas