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« Reply #2500 on: October 08, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
hello all.
i'm john from stamford UK, 44 and love fiddling with things
i've purchased a Chinese CNC 3040t, 350mm x 550mm to do small projects for my track motorbikes.
i use AutoCAD for work so have no problem drawing stuff,
i'm using SheetCAM and Mach3 to produce my items.
Les from SheetCAM has been really, really helpful with his software and i'd rfecommend it for the customer service alone.
i'm having some teething problems with Mach3, but am getting there with it.
i've joined the forum to hopefully iron out the little problems I am experiencing.
Yes, yes Mrs Lincoln,...but apart from that, did you enjoy the play?
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« Reply #2501 on: October 10, 2017, 07:29:05 AM »
Def.not new but have bin so busy haven't had time to finish up my cnc table. Now I am back with more time to get it running. Seems maybe the company owner that sold the parts to me is dead from cancer. So I will be going it on my own now. I am formally in the jewelery industry and do wood working in my shop at the house in navarre  florida ,my router table is 4 foot x 8 foot and running servos xyz and a. Has many issues but is a heavy monster soon to be up and running more  to come. :o

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« Reply #2502 on: October 13, 2017, 07:50:37 PM »
Hi Guys
New to cnc struggling with settings (see other post ;D) great forum packed with knowledge. looking forward to help and in turn helping others as I learn more.
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« Reply #2503 on: October 15, 2017, 03:15:42 PM »
My name is Sam,, currently building a 3 metre x 1.5 x 1 metre Machine for carving stone so like many folk decided to buy a  Brand New just out the box Chinese 3040 to learn, I would like to learn how to use a PC to cut objects and open a few new ideas.. . That's me probably a load of You as well.
So Got a 3040T have no idea how to run it Downloaded win 7 32 bit as that's what I needed Machine Jogs but I cannot find any Code to try..

So any help would be absolutely welcome.

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« Reply #2504 on: October 16, 2017, 01:34:29 AM »
Hi Sam,

Welcome.

There are quite a few varied Gcode files here for you to download and try.  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,18345.0.html

Tweakie.
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« Reply #2505 on: October 19, 2017, 07:06:14 AM »
Hello to you all,

I have just joined the club and whilst i have been walking the dogs i realised that it is over 27 years since i last programmed a cnc.

Jon

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« Reply #2506 on: October 19, 2017, 07:45:19 AM »
Hi Jon,

Welcome.

You will be right at home - Gcode is just a cranky now as it was 27 years ago.

Tweakie.

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« Reply #2507 on: October 19, 2017, 12:35:55 PM »
Hello everyone,
my name Dirk. I live in Germany.
Be indulgent, google is my best friend when translating. ;)
I use Mach3 since some years ago on my milling machine.
I use an old licensed screen for milling and turning. (That's a little problem)
My milling maschine is a Kami PD 350 with 4 Axis (XYZ - A/C). A Axis with a self made Trunnion Table.
I use the milling machine sometimes as a lathe with the late screen. It works well! But it must be better with a lathe geometry.
The speed of the rotary table is not sufficient for certain work. (example. Gear Cutting and "lathe work") In addition, I no longer want to perform turning operations in the milling spindle.
The machines are therefore given a rotating spindle in the X direction. For this, mach3 and the screen must grow!
So far I had learned a lot as a quiet reader. Thank you!

I think what I am doing might interest other members. I need a lathe with xyz axes. Sounds easier than it is, but for this I need a few "special functions". For example, function tool table for 3-axis lath. So far I have not found these special functions myself and need help. More in the ongoing post (tomorrow). Perhaps I create a separate contribution, because it goes beyond pure turning=> Mill/turn application.

That should be enough.

Bye
Dirk



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« Reply #2508 on: October 19, 2017, 01:21:38 PM »
Good evening, complete CNC newbie, changed over from C02 Laser cutting and engraving to 6040z 3 Axis Router, Its taken me a week to sort the machine out and the settings with in Mach3 now all I need to do is figure out how to get my previous designs converted into GCode etc.

Lots of reading on GCODE and lots of leaning on the table looking at the CNC and the computer screen and wondering what on earth have I done!!! ???
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« Reply #2509 on: October 19, 2017, 07:32:03 PM »
Hi,
a useful idea for learning is to use some of the simpler Wizards and then observing the Gcode it generates
and trying to understand it. Recommend rectangular bolt pattern, rectangular pocket, circular bolt pattern
wizards.

Craig
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