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« Reply #2380 on: January 02, 2017, 07:52:01 PM »
Hi,
My name is Roger I am very new got a 3aixs machine about 3 months ago.Learning Mach3 gcode and bob-cam some times mind bending. I was just looking for something to do both kids grown dont just want to set here . Seeing what I can do with a cnc engraver look interesting.
 
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« Reply #2381 on: January 03, 2017, 05:58:51 AM »
Welcome Roger.
Enjoy the journey.

Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.
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« Reply #2382 on: January 03, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
Hello!! My name is Hugh. Looks like a great and informative community here.  New user of a China 3040 3 axis cnc router. I know not the best, but just for hobby use.
Building a computer to control this machine. From what I have read I need a parallel port and external video card as some of the g codes will be larger.
Mostly using this machine for some engraving work. Problem is, I am trying to start up with an older computer that I have and build a permanent computer for this machine in the near future.
The computer I am trying to use is an older Dell that I used for a HTPC before that was common.
Can I move the licence for mach3 from machine to machine with out issue? Removing from older machine first of course.
Any input on this would be great. Really glad to be here, I have a lot of reading to do.

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2383 on: January 04, 2017, 01:44:01 AM »
Hi Hugh,

Welcome to the forum.

Yes sir, you can transport your Mach3 license between computers without issue.

You can also use the same license on more than one computer and provided you are not using a machine for commercial purposes on more than one machine.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.

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« Reply #2384 on: January 05, 2017, 02:08:28 AM »
Hello to other obsessed CNC enthusiasts.

My name is Craig Smith, I live in Mount Eliza, which is a small outer suburb of Melbourne Australia.  A boat builder by trade, I departed from building timber racing yachts and got involved in racing and building Radio Control model yachts some twenty years ago.  Called an International One Metre.

The need to make moulds and have the patterns CNC milled steered me towards finally getting a little CNC mill made by Hercus in Australia.  Used as a training mill in tech colleges, it has an old ANCA control which basically requires the G Code punched in via the input keyboard.

That was fun for about two seconds. And now, like most people on the forum, I have opted to convert to Mach.  I am going with Mach4 and the Ethernet Smooth Stepper.  I have the MB2 Break out Board from CNCRoom in Thailand and for my front panel I/O, I have a PoKeys 57E.

Needless to say, I sometimes question my sanity with the amount of different topics that have to be learned and mastered.  But it is a fascinating journey and not difficult to see why so many have the bug.  Lua is the thing that is currently doing my head in.  But I am sure no one else has trouble with that…….

I look forward to being able to help someone else one day, that way that I have gleaned so much from the likes of DazTheGas and others.  What legends these guys are, hey.  Thanks to you all for being a part of it.  Otherwise guys like myself with little to no idea, just wouldn’t stand a chance.
Great to be a part of it.

Craig Smith
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« Reply #2385 on: January 08, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »
Hi Guys
Mike from the nwt, building a cnc and know I'm gonna need help with it. started as a mechanic up here and now run power plants
but needed a hobby for these long winters. I've been building a router with electronics from stepper online and have downloaded the mach 3 trial
hooked up to a 5 axis bob and dell 755 (old work computer) so far everything has been working good and the setup in mach 3 was easy enough
i do have one issue where all my steppers growl and rotate a couple degrees every 30 (exactly) seconds but i think it probably has something to do with the computer
dro doesn't change at all
i am trying to locate a spare to try, I've been reading these posts for months and they are whats been getting me through my problems so far
i think this interest all started when i picked up a homebuilt 3d printer a few years back
there is so much that can be done but also so (much more) that needs to be learned
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« Reply #2386 on: January 09, 2017, 08:31:58 PM »
Welcome Mikey,
The more you learn the more you realize how little you know!

Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.
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« Reply #2387 on: January 13, 2017, 04:20:47 AM »
Hi everyone, my name is Justin. I had a bit of experience with CNC and Mach 3 on a desktop lathe about 8 years ago. I ended reverting the lathe back to manual and have been working by hand since. One of the reasons was lack of collet closer and ability to get the thing to make parts in a production mode. Now I am interested in trying again, and am hoping to retrofit a small toolroom type lathe to CNC. I will be posting a photo of the machine on the General area along with several questions. Thanks in advance for sharing your expertise and experience!
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« Reply #2388 on: January 17, 2017, 05:35:12 AM »
Hi, I'm new to this.. We use Mach 3 in our workshop to run our little CNC router. Since Christmas, it's not been talking to the cnc for some reason? where can I go to get an answer? Thanks!!
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« Reply #2389 on: January 17, 2017, 05:49:02 AM »
Welcome spindex,
Try posting in the General Mach3 area. You will get a better response.
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.