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« Reply #2100 on: June 10, 2015, 05:34:10 PM »
My name is Bruce old guy who just plays at CNC. Been using Kcam but wanted something better. MACH3 seems better but am having a problem figuring out how to turn my router and vacuum on and off? I have the solid state relays but do I design my own buttons or are some extra buttons hiding somewhere? I Know I have to put in some g-code? if I want them to come  on automatically but would also  like a manual button/s
  Any way I live in North Las Vegas am retired and just play with cnc to stay confused and it does make the time go by quickly! ha ha   bruce
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« Reply #2101 on: June 15, 2015, 07:09:55 PM »
Totally new to CNC but believe i can learn it. Picked up a Bridgeport TorqCut 22 for next to nothing when the local community college shut down their machine shop program and it's operational. Was given a Vanguard 7000 engraver by a friend to learn programming with. It's had a different board installed in it that accepts Mach3  instructions. I'm currently using EZCam to do my CAM. Having trouble with post codes.ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2102 on: June 16, 2015, 04:58:22 PM »
I am in Jacksonville Fl and have a 8'X10' routermaster. I am upgrading it from a DeskCNC to a Mach 4 machine.

I have a PMDX 410 driving a PMDX 132 (from my former set up) with gecko drivers.

I have got it joging around the table and it seems to be much smoother than DeskCNC. I ran the first script (in the air) and it seemed to work well.

Estop works, however, it is a little unexpected that the machine starts going again when the Estop button is released. I would think that I should have to reset the machine to get it to move again. I will have to get use to this.

Can't seem to get keyboard inputs button to toggle. I have not received my license code from PMDX yet so it may be disabled in demo mode. Working on getting the machine to home to the switches. I keep getting "Unexpected homing request while Mach 4 is disabled, ignoring."  - Hmmmmmm
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« Reply #2103 on: June 23, 2015, 10:27:49 AM »
Hi my name is Bradley I am installing a mach 3 breakout board on a double spindle lathe for the first time in my life I am looking for some help and support with the connection to stepper drivers and proximity and ect looking all over for mach3 electrical schematics diagrams can somebody lead me in the right direction my lathe has x an z 2x stepper drivers 2x stepper motors 1x vari speed control separate to its original control for the spindle motor 2x proximity switches for x and z limit the rest of the configuring I am familiar ??? with through working with mach3 demo I am starting from scratch can somebody step me through this please javascript:void(0);
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« Reply #2104 on: June 23, 2015, 04:32:56 PM »
Hi,
My name is Josh and I live in Anchorage, Ak. I specialize in CNC machining almost 20 years now. I have a fair amount of CNC retrofit and programming, specialized with Fanuc.
My current project is an Acu-Rite MillPWR retrofit to Vital systems DSPMC, with Mach 4 . Its a learning curve so far, and Im on a deadline. Hopefully I can find some knowledge around here about this system .

Thanks,

Josh
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« Reply #2105 on: June 26, 2015, 11:04:20 PM »
Hi my name is dave please forgive my spelling and grammer not a good subject at school good with my hands not books. My intrestes are building and flying rc model aircraft want to get in to wood work but not done any  since school days. Iam 52 and just built my first cnc router, cutting bed size 400mm / 700mm hope to cut out models 2d and maybe 3d carvings. Done a lot of head scratching building this router , it is made from 19mm mdf it is all working but having some problems loding dfx files
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« Reply #2106 on: June 28, 2015, 05:52:52 PM »
Hi I am a new on this from Puerto Rico. I have a new 6040 z chinise cnc is what i need. Hope to get around and chat with a cnc people. I all ready have my machine (2 weeks) working and for a biginer all ready made some things . Have a grate  day.
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« Reply #2107 on: June 29, 2015, 08:13:17 AM »
Hello everyone,

 My name's Sam and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I'm a fitter and turner by trade but and in my spare time I like tinkering with things in one way or another. I bought a Kondia FV1 mill some time ago and converted it to CNC via stepper motors and running on Mach3. Although I have some software issues still to resolve, I find myself here in the hope of having some good exchanges of thought. I believe CNC equipment has exponentially grown in the last 15 years to become more accessible to people, technically more capable, and affordable to people like me. 
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« Reply #2108 on: June 29, 2015, 10:04:13 PM »
Hi, I am very new to cnc.  I'm a cad manager and my employer has asked me to learn about cnc so can make name plates for our company.  I'm having the hardest time understanding all of this and hope I can find some answers here in the forum. 

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« Reply #2109 on: June 30, 2015, 12:26:03 AM »
I'm new to all things CNBC and mach3.  Have a problem with my spindle control.  I can type a speed into the Spindle DRO but as soon as I hit "enter" the value I typed in turns to a value of -1.  I have rechecked my configuration and all looks well.  any ideas why this is happening and how to fix? 
Thanks