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mach 3 cnc 3020 mini cnc
« on: February 19, 2012, 05:56:46 PM »
Hi I have taken the plunge and bought a cnc 3020 mini cnc with mach3 software but I am having difficulty importing my own images and converting to the g-code if there is anyone reading this can help me sort things out I would be very greatfull or if anyone can come to my house then I will be willing to pay expences as I need this working A.S.A.P

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Re: mach 3 cnc 3020 mini cnc
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 08:21:59 PM »
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I will be willing to pay expenses

HMM...I eat like a king, drink only good booze like a fish, require a presidential suite since min travel is 1 day and 1  night, beautiful body guards, only fly first class, and ASAP
contract requires 2x standard fee which is not negotiable :)
......where ya located?

Seriously.....

You may want to look at something like VCarve Pro for image conversion or some other software as it all depends on what you want to do.

RICH

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Re: mach 3 cnc 3020 mini cnc
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 05:35:05 PM »
You could get the image and write code such that you punch a hole on either side of the profile. What comes to mind is CopyCat which would allow you to follow the proflie using a
web cam and then you could go to a spot and do a Z move up and down and move on to the next spot or part of the profile.  CopyCat writes the code as you are viewing.Thus no need for CAD or another program. There is a manual for CopyCat in Members Docs and it is part of NFS and as such will require an NFS license to use ( if recall correctly).

There are other ways but you will need to explore them to see what satisfies your need and budget.

Sorry I can't be of more help,

RICH