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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2790 on: April 26, 2021, 06:16:14 PM »
New to Cncing, finally taken the plunge ordered and build a QueenBee PRO from bulkman using mach3 to run it.
Thats the plan when/if I get it all working. ;D
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« Reply #2791 on: April 29, 2021, 12:36:05 AM »
Hi All

Tried posting in "General Mach" and include two files.
First error was that the .xml file name was unsuitable, so changed that.
Then the second file was an *.iso file.
Realised later that that extension was not allowed, so changed it to *.Txt
It doesn't matter how often I press "Post" nothing happens and there are no error messages.?????

Regards
Dinosaur
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« Reply #2792 on: May 14, 2021, 04:32:13 PM »
Hello everyone! I recently found this forum and I hope I can find some good advice and also have a lot of fun!
Make tea, not war
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« Reply #2793 on: June 02, 2021, 09:13:52 PM »
Hi I'm David and I'm in the early stages of my PrintNC router build. I'm looking at Mach 4 as the control software so I've downloaded the package and am poking around a bit.
I have a full woodworking shop, and metal shop. My goals for my router are to produce wooden type for letterpress printing. As a sideline I may also do some 2.5D milling of aluminum for motorcycle parts.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2021, 09:15:35 PM by DavidR8 »
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2794 on: July 20, 2021, 09:26:25 AM »
Good afternoon!

Just started with the CNC working two weeks ago.
As a Cybersecurity Specialist I am very familiar with Computer controlled systems and I belive I have a basic understanding about this topic.

Anyhow - I had only one main requirement: Designing and cutting front and backplanes for housing of different cases. Cuts for AC-Connector, fans, BNC or PL259 connectors (only circles), cable grommets and simple drills for mounting the front and backplanes on the T-Slot-Cases.

So I bought a Sainsmart Genmitsu 3018 Prover Mach3 and the Mach3 Software key (had to wait 2 days until I got the license code) and just started with simple tasks.

I belive I got already far in my learning phase, but still have some topics to learn.

If someone is reading this "Here I am message" and owns also a 3018 or 3040 and has suggestions about better / more stable workpiece fixation please reach out to me! I don't like the clamps provided with the kit and in my opinion they are also not very good in fixation.

Second topic I am still looking for input: CAD/CAM Software to create those designs.
Right now I am using Carbide Create V5 - had to say it kind of works for me but some limitations/features are bothering me.
For example the 2D Toolpath "Drill" just doesn't drill deeply enough.
And for me the biggest concern about this software: I am not able to measure in the software positions accordingly. The "GRID" is kind of helping but it would make much more sense to use ruler in the software to measure from one point to another.

So again:
If someone is reading this "Here I am message" and has suggestions for a better software without the requirements of a sience study please reach out to me!

Looking forward for many good conversations and keep on rocking!

Alexander
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« Reply #2795 on: September 07, 2021, 03:40:46 AM »
Hi,
I run a small manufacturing machine shop with CNC lathes on Fanuc so G&M codes are nothing new to me, I also run a Hurco on Conversational which is really nice but sometimes has it's limitations, however I first heard about the MACH software a few years ago and I am only now getting round to implementing it on a double ended "bar facing and centering machine" which is currently using position switches and various other hokus pokus to make it work, we are in Northampton UK
Thanks
Regards Martin
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« Reply #2796 on: September 12, 2021, 05:14:27 PM »
Hello All
I am not terribly new to CNC concepts but I've never used Mach. We are running Mach 4 on our 4 axis homebuilt, rebuilt, and re re built Ornamental Turning lathe. It was a teamwork effort started in the early 90's and the lathe is called the HaWK which is an acronym for For Dave Ha... Ken W, and me Mark K. Ken and I are still active in the project, We unfortunately lost Dave 5 years ago. We have Clearpath servo motors on the A axis, Z, and X axis'. and a microstepping stepper on the B axis. The A is our main work holding axis parallel to the X axis. Its motor moves the carriage containing the Z and B axis'. Its rather like a mill with a rotary 4th axis. The cutter rides on the B axis and is able to revolve 360 degrees, though in use, only a small portion of this range will likely be used. Ken initially developed the software interface to run the machine. It was a very good start as we did not have or use g code. I am now trying to learn that and Mach 4 on the fly. The machine is nearly mechanically sound. All axis' are controlled and limited in range by optical sensors to prevent crashes. Our mechanical limitations are 1 minute resolution on the A, .0001" on X and Z and less than (<).01 degrees on the B
I am retired from teaching Industrial Arts, Shop! Even though forced to adopt Technology Education curricula I steadfastly still believe in the power of "SHOP" and it permeated my teaching practice until I retired 3 years ago.   Mark

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2797 on: September 12, 2021, 10:12:49 PM »
Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you have accumulated a lot of CNC experience so far. Mach4 is extremely easy to use and the customization side of it's functions can be a fun learning experience or at least extremely satisfying when it all operates the way you intend it to.

Tweakie.
KEEP SAFE !
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« Reply #2798 on: September 18, 2021, 10:29:19 AM »
Good Day All,
My name is Charles and I have been woodworking since 2000 in my garage.  I got into CNC in 2015 with the Inventables X-Carve 1000mm which resulted in me purchasing in 2019 a 1500mm machine with Mach3, UC100, 2.2kW water cooled spindle, and lead screw axis.  I recently upgraded that machine to Teknic ClearPath servos and CNC4PC C94 controller.  I do award plaques, custom signs, cornhole boards, door hangers, and anything else the wife wants.   
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« Reply #2799 on: September 24, 2021, 09:32:50 PM »
G'day all, my name is John and yes I am relatively new to this or any forum for that matter. I built a CNC router out of wood a few years ago now, for no good reason really, and since then have nurtured quite an interest in what it does and how to make it do it.  Although the cutting area measures just over 1meter square with a height of 200 millimetres it has some speed restrictions. I used 10mm by 1.5mm thread pitch threaded rod for propulsion so I get the rather sedated top speed of 700mm per minute, (patience is a virtue, so it has been said). As far as programming and Gcoding goes I am self taught although with the help of a book by Peter Smid, so when I have come across a difficult problem that I just haven't been able to figure out I move to the google search for help so I suppose many of you have given some sort of assistance and for that I thank you and I do enjoy reading the posts along with some pretty good replies too. I use Mach3 and Vista. Just recently I have started getting into 2.5D and am heading for full blown 3d work and have to adapt many programs to stay within a meagre budget. So that's me for now. It all works amazingly accurate too, I might quite proudly say. I have an Issue that I will post when I figure out what category to put it in. regards John.