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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2110 on: June 30, 2015, 02:00:38 AM »
Hi Guys,

Welcome to the forum.

If you have a specific question it would be best if you post it as a New Topic in the General Section where it will be seen by more people and stand a better chance of a quick reply.
There are many extremely talented and experienced members here so it should not take too long for them to resolve any problems you may be experiencing and get you up and running and making chips  :)

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2111 on: July 01, 2015, 08:28:22 PM »
I am new to CNC.  Found that Mach3 is popular and am using the demo.  I have a 3040T mill, router, engraver.  3 axis.  It works with the mach3 with one little problem.
When I push the X axis buttons they are backwards.  Right button makes the tool go left and vise versa.
I have been retired for 15 years from heavy equipment operation and earth moving contracting.  Now I make a couple of products with lathe and some milling with an old Harbor Freight mill.
I don't need the cnc for those machines.  I recently developed an automatic controller for a Ham radio motorized antenna that I build.
I need to be able to engrave some printing and labeling on the front and rear panels. 
I am looking for a good program to draw and produce the G codes.  The engraver uses a parallel cable from my old Windows XP computer.  So the program I need has to be able to run on the XP.  I like the Mach3 program.  Can't get much done with the LazyCam program though.  Any suggestions for a simple program to do the drawing and G codes?

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2112 on: July 02, 2015, 01:35:28 AM »
Hi kj7u,

Welcome to the forum.

It is best if you post questions as a new topic, however...

To reverse the operation of the X axis you could change the active state of the X axis 'Dir Low Active' in Config / Ports & Pins / Motor Outputs.

There are many to choose from but a very basic, free and easy to use CAD/CAM software is G-Simple http://www.gsimple.eu/

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2113 on: July 02, 2015, 08:51:57 AM »
Thank you for the welcome. I worked through the issue. It was me that needed fixing. I'll look at the cad cam program. Free is usually a good place to start. There is tons of info here and am glad I found this forum.  I'll post future questions in a new question post. By the way how beneficial is a mist coolant system if you are milling mostly aluminum,bronze and brass?

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2114 on: July 02, 2015, 12:10:33 PM »
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By the way how beneficial is a mist coolant system if you are milling mostly aluminum,bronze and brass?

Everybody to their own but I find the most important thing when machining any metals is to keep the work clear of the swarf during the machining operation so with machines that cannot handle flood coolant then air, with a small amount of cutting fluid (as a mist spray) is the next best thing.

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« Reply #2115 on: July 04, 2015, 10:06:53 PM »
sup people new to cnc and using mach3 so hang on for the bumpy ride i have a lot of questions lol
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« Reply #2116 on: July 04, 2015, 10:08:14 PM »
hello i am new to cnc and using software so i probably will drive you crazy with questions  lol
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« Reply #2117 on: July 10, 2015, 05:35:09 PM »
hello evrerybody.I'sorry but i'm french.... i have build myself my cnc miller. i will try to give you somme pics of it . i love big rc plane and this is to build my big rc plane i have build my cnc miller.
i hope i can exchanche a lot of experiences here
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« Reply #2118 on: July 18, 2015, 02:23:31 AM »
Hi!  My name is Mike.  I've been a computer programmer for a LOT of years, but I studied Mechanical Engineering in College.  So I built a CNC mill in my garage, and I want to merge my career skills with my passion for tinkering, and cut some chips!

I've been studying g-code a little, and recognize it's strictly an output language; so my first dumb question is does Mach (3 and/or 4) support some kind of programmability that includes geometric I/O?  For instance, say I have a setup, and I put some stock material in the vice, and I manually jog out to a position, and run a program which reads the current position and performs some intelligent operation, like cutting down to a target Z-face between the current XYZ position and the origin.  Can I write a program to do something like that; even if the program just generates and/or launches g-code program files?  I hope that isn't what plugins are for; that's too immutable - I'm thinking of something more like a user-level thing.

Anyway, I'm very excited to join the family of Mach users.

Mike
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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2119 on: July 18, 2015, 07:40:57 AM »
hello folks
I am Mukesh. I have 4 axis cnc router newly brought. I passes from some problem...
1: ref. to all problem,firstly do incorrectly then after sometime it do automatically goes correct dir

when I start my mach3 and cnc then i click on ref. to all.... XYZ axis goes correct direction and XYZ=0(mechanical coord.) but my A axis goes in opposite direction (it not goes towards the limit sensor.) then I restart mach3 and CNC both... again same problem occur... it occur 4-5 times. after 4-5 time ref.to all goes in correct direction. XYZ=0 also A axis goes in correct direction means A=0.

this problem is occur daily. what should I do?

2: power failure

suddenly when power goes off my cnc is stop at a point. and my computer is connected with UPS.. so program is running continuously but my cnc is stop because of power failure...

similarly if i remove UPS from computer and sudden power failure my cnc and computer goes off.. when power comes up. I start my mach3 and cnc... but i lost my current line from mach3...

Is there any option to save the program or log file of program... coz in NC-studio has a feature when power come ups nc- studio start from same point without reloading a file.


3. cnc off and mach3 run

when my cnc is in off condition and in my computer mach3 is run... when i do some operation in mach3 it will occur... it doesn't shows any error of port communication.



please help me from all this problem to resolve

Thanks