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mach3 and monstar 6040
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:55:55 PM »
Hi all ,

First post here

I am just starting with this huge hobby and my ignorance may be astounding ..If this is a stupid question just ignore me .

My machiune is a Monstar  6040 with" a" axis chuck and it will arrive in a few days (hopefully)

The mach 3 setup in the manual does not allow for the a axis .

I wonder if somebody has an xml file to share  that works with this machine ? Of is there one here that I am too lazy to find?

Of course Ii will have to fine tune it but it might be a safer starting point for me

Lindsay



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Re: mach3 and monstar 6040
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 07:30:55 AM »
Perhaps need a few more details here Lindsay. What exactly is a Monstar 6040 ??

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: mach3 and monstar 6040
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 07:00:16 PM »
Ha..... Im asking for info and bieng sparse with my own  question

Its one of these "cheap" chinese machines .

I realise that it is just a starter machine for my new Hobby at this stage

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320813928109&ssPageName=ADME:X:eRTM:US:1123

I also purchaced a 3watt laser diode for burning wood and will have to make an interface of some sort to control it with the spindle motor outputs..At least the flimsy bed wont be a limmitation with the laser

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Industrial-808nm-3000mw-Infrared-Focusable-Laser-Diode-Module-Cutter-w-TTL-/170766785539?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item27c27e5c03

I am SLOOOWWWLY getting my head around mastercam it is a huge learning curve and I am grateful for any help that might make  some steps  seem easier.
Thanks in advance

Lindsay