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Offline chich2

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« Reply #260 on: October 07, 2008, 06:23:38 AM »
Hello everyone,
I am Chich2. I have been on this Forum for a while now but my activity is not viery high.  I use MACH3 to controll a 3 axis (one day it will be 4 axis) Hafco HM-52 Metal Master knee mill.    The machine has 2 spindles. One is verticle and the other one is Horizontal.  On the horizontal Spindle I place a 3 Jaw Chuck and use it as a CNC lathe when needed. SO I run Mach3 Mill and also Mach3 Turn on the same machine.  Absolutely love the software and it's useability.

Anyone who is interested can see my MACH3 machine on http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25895
There are also many video's on youtube by searching for chich2
Here is the most recent video of the machine using MACH3 Mill and Turn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSDWpi44LGI

MACH3 is awesome!!!!
Chich2

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« Reply #261 on: October 07, 2008, 06:25:35 AM »
Good morning all, i've been lurking around for a while and have found the answers to most of my questions without needing to post.  I've built a 3 axis router table that I use to produce some plastic parts I sell on ebay.  I'm running Mach 3 with Gecko drivers and a CNC4PC BOB.

Dan

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« Reply #262 on: October 07, 2008, 06:26:08 AM »
My name is Wayne, and yes.....I do read the forums on occasion; mostly at times of troubleshooting.  I have a Bridgeport Boss 6 retrofit running Mach3.  I am employed as a Mechanical Engineer during the day and machine race parts in the evenings / weekends.

Wayne

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« Reply #263 on: October 07, 2008, 06:26:41 AM »
Hi,
 My name is Steve and I work full time as a Field Service Engineer for ESAB cutting systems. Most of my work is on plasma machines. When Home I enjoy making things on my Tormach PCNC 1100 and 12X36 Lathe. I am currently working on details to convert my Lathe to CNC. I have an interest in MAch 3 as that will run the Lathe just as it presently runs my Mill.

Thanks for the forum
Steve

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« Reply #264 on: October 07, 2008, 06:45:07 AM »
I'm Larry and I enjoy reading the posts.  I use a Taig to build wooden models.  Keep up the good work.

Larry

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« Reply #265 on: October 07, 2008, 06:59:10 AM »
Hi I'm Mark from Stockholm Sweden,

I'm farly new to CNC. I'm planing to use it for hobby design prototypes. Mainly wrist watch design but some other projects as well.
I use a converted Optimum BF20 with Motioncontrol dirvers, CNC4PC breakout card. I'm still evaluating my choice for Mach3 as I have had some problems with both the chargepump signal and Brains not functioning correctly with my MPG pendant.

Thank you for all the insightfull posts!

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« Reply #266 on: October 07, 2008, 07:12:37 AM »
hi
my name is Bert

i live in Kent in UK

my aim is to make small model internal combustion engines for my model aeroplanes

i have a small table top mill drill successfully converted to cnc and running on mack2

in proses of updating two denford orac lathes to gecko drives and vfd spindle control

thanks
bert :)





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« Reply #267 on: October 07, 2008, 07:13:51 AM »
Hello,

I've been a member for about a year now and I've been reading and absorbing all the information that I can.
I have a 4 axis Taig mill and I've been slooooowwwwllllyyyy learning how to use it. I also have a 7x 10 mini-lathe that I'm gathering parts to convert to cnc.

I've seen a lot of creativity and ingenuity on this board and I hope that some time in the future I might be able to contribute.

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« Reply #268 on: October 07, 2008, 07:31:27 AM »
Hi, My name is Emmanuel, I live in Greece and until now I have convert and help to convert 5 Proxxon machines to CNC
(MF70 X 3 , FF400 and BFW40)
here is my first attempt http://www.hellasat.gr/efrag/Proxxon.htm
now I'm building a new machine from scratch about 60X40X20 cm

I mainly use the for wood and aluminium and to create PCBs

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« Reply #269 on: October 07, 2008, 07:36:16 AM »
  :) Hello, I am Joel.  I am now Old Man.  Up and Down with health problems....keep on  ;D.  I have a Compumill 1500.  It is a bed mill with approximately 24x by 14y by 19z envelope to work within.  It has a DynaMill 10 processor which has about 65 k of memory.  Use it mostly in the jog mode as the processor is just to difficult to use and has some sort of problem with turning on the spindle and acknowledging the nc command programs.  Plans are in the works to convert to the MackMotion and use all the power and stuff, simply use the MackMotion through the Rutex connected to the Copley Servo Drives which are Baldor.  I wish I had a picture of it and if I can find one, I will add to this forum entry.

I am 63 going on 17..... ::) sorry, 64, I am a college grad with 2 year degree in middle management, 4 year seminary degree, approx 4 years intense electrical engineering (no certificate) specializing in Power theory, Transmission Theory, Basic Physics, Basic electronics, Advances Electronics, Statistical analysis.  Additionally, I have several years of test bench and in service Baseband, Carrier, Transmitters and receivers (analog and Digital) Antenna Theory and actual maintenance (all the way from Low Freg to High Freg into the 6 gigabit range).  My training includes Everything from a single strand of copper to Fiber Optics as at one time I managed 850 miles of Fiber Optics..... and .... and o, give it up....  My time is tapering down and now it is all of your times to do your thing.  I have managed Database units, computer systems on a very large scale, I remember when I could do basic and make little funny faces on the crt....to long ago.  I am familuar it tube type computers and optical computers....I said familuar.....

If I had my way and some youth, I would build a fiber optic link between the processor and the servos with the interpretor mounted at the servo and the other end connected directly to a light generator at the processor and just not have all the stuff in the middle.  I don't know will it work, maybe one of you youthful types will build one......  well, maybe I should also mention, I am a trained Safety specialist, Instructor, etc....  With all that, let me end by saying, In the business of working with cnc and or manual machining, If you lose it, you may not be able to reattach it...be careful.....
 ??? ::)
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