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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1780 on: August 03, 2013, 03:41:04 PM »
I was noticing that as of this writing we have 2795 members and have only heard from a couple of hundred and an even smaller number of regular posters.

So if you are new around here please post and introduce your self.  You could give a little on your background, hobbies , how you ended up here, whatever!

This is a site to help with mach. There is a great talent pool here already but this is a community driven site and we would love to hear from the silent masses ;)

So stand up and say hi!!

Thanks,

Chad

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« Reply #1781 on: August 03, 2013, 04:03:56 PM »





Hi, call me benchmonkey, I am a manufacturing jeweler living in Ala. and about to retire. I love the work and want to pursue projects I have had on hold for a long time. I have a Taig 3000dsls and Mach3. Problems on top of problems prevented the mill from ever being used, everything was done time and again to fix problems that seemed unrelated for over two years. I recently read a post from a man w/a Taig  mill whose troubles  sounded familiar. An accumulation of step or direction errors overloaded the software and triggered the limits. If thats the problem how can it be reset to 0? As there are no physical limit switches would adding them be advisable? ; maybe a smooth stepper ? Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks, Benchmonkey












Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1782 on: August 03, 2013, 08:39:28 PM »
Hi,
  Name is Jaime and live in the santa cruz mountains in n. california.  Signed up again today because I am having a problem loading g-code files (another thread).  Built my first 3 axis CNC back in '07.  Then added a 4 axis smaller machine a few years later.  It is x,y,z and theta.  I have a box that allows me to choose which machine and which 3 axis to use (x,y,z or x,theta,z).  Another box contains the 3 gecko controllers and power supplies and other stuff.  I mostly do wood but recently made a springloaded diamond tip tool  to engrave glass.  I have an etsy site with jewelry if you want to see some of my stuff:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LIGNA?ref=si_shop

jaime
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« Reply #1783 on: August 05, 2013, 06:12:34 AM »
Greetings from Poland!

We are using Mach 3 to run our old Emco CNC mill converted to modern drivers and planning to use it to some other things :)

Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1784 on: August 07, 2013, 06:11:44 AM »
My name is Mike  I purchased a Taig 2019 cnc mill a few months ago to mill some parts for a hobby. Got in way over my head and have learned a ton. the tutorials are tough not knowing all the parts, language in the business, definitions etc... I need a way to set up homes and offsets that I can understand. what I have found are tutorials with home switches h
which I don't have on my entry level mill   HELP!!! Please

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1785 on: August 07, 2013, 06:54:15 AM »
Hi Mike,

Welcome to the forum.

Probably best to post your question as a new topic in the general section where it will get more views (and hopefully, suitable answers).  ;)

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 #1786 on: August 20, 2013, 01:17:27 AM »
Hi, my name is Robert. I am finishing up a HF mini mill conversion and learning how to use mach3.  This is my first foray into the world of CNC. And am loving it, if any one else is using the HF drop me a message as I would love to compare notes or even trade ideas.  I have alot to learn but plenty of time to get there.  I will be converting a mini lathe as my next project.
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« Reply #1787 on: August 28, 2013, 05:36:50 AM »
Hi I am new to this. I have bought Mach 3 licence from BobCad when i bought their CAD CAM software a couple of years ago but did not have the time to play with it, now i do!! I had an earlier version of Mach 3 which worked ok just upgraded to R3.043.066 and having major probs. have the windows XP drivers and test programme changed? if so in which version.

I have posted a couple of days ago with the problem but had no response so far, would very much appreciate some help with this.
Thanks in advance
Tony
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« Reply #1788 on: August 28, 2013, 05:38:26 AM »
Hi I am new to this. I have bought Mach 3 licence from BobCad when i bought their CAD CAM software a couple of years ago but did not have the time to play with it, now i do!! I had an earlier version of Mach 3 which worked ok just upgraded to R3.043.066 and having major probs. have the windows XP drivers and test programme changed? if so in which version.

I have posted a couple of days ago with the problem but had no response so far, would very much appreciate some help with this.
Thanks in advance
Tony

My previous post;
I have just updated MACH 3 to r3.043.066 and it seems to stop the system clock. running the test programme tells me the pulse id too slow. ive restored windows just in case now i cannot calibrate the motors they work but only in small single steps very slow no matter what settings i use to calibrate. the test program says the system is excellent now, anyone any ideas?
Thanks
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« Reply #1789 on: August 28, 2013, 05:50:45 AM »
Hi I am new to this. I have bought Mach 3 licence from BobCad when i bought their CAD CAM software a couple of years ago but did not have the time to play with it, now i do!! I had an earlier version of Mach 3 which worked ok just upgraded to R3.043.066 and having major probs. have the windows XP drivers and test programme changed? if so in which version.

I have posted a couple of days ago with the problem but had no response so far, would very much appreciate some help with this.
Thanks in advance
Tony

My previous post;
I have just updated MACH 3 to r3.043.066 and it seems to stop the system clock. running the test programme tells me the pulse id too slow. ive restored windows just in case now i cannot calibrate the motors they work but only in small single steps very slow no matter what settings i use to calibrate. the test program says the system is excellent now, anyone any ideas?
Thanks

I can sometimes get the motors to work just fine after a restart when I use the jog control, but if I load gcode the roadrunner test file it kind of pulse jogs in aprox 10mm movements.

If after a restart i run the test program the pc clock freezes and the test programmer says pulse too slow or sometimes pulse too fast. if I then run Mach3 in the diagnostics the pulse is 100 which even as a beginner I know is way out.
I have uninstalled Mach 3 and removed the driver through system utils then deleted the Mach 3 folder restarted and done a clean re-install with the system optimized but still get the same.
Thanks
Tony