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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2600 on: May 27, 2018, 04:09:10 PM »
I'm new to the CNC world, -- I'm pretty old school when it comes to working wood. Have all the hand and power tools and have built and made all sorts of items, furniture, crafts, gifts, etc.  Always said that people who have the CNCs have a leg up because of the time involved in making similar items (scrolling and carving) and of course, the perfection aspect.  So wife got me a CNC and I've had it since february and am learning the ropes little by little. I'm from the South (Roll Tide Roll).
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« Reply #2601 on: June 03, 2018, 06:39:58 PM »
Hello,

Just another noob.
My China special CNC arrived Friday. Got it assembled. Software installed, a bit of frustration when nothing moved. Got the USB driver into the right folder. It moves.


I've gone through a setup procedure I found on a Chinese CNC seller site. Not feeling real sure it's right yet.

Got it to dry run through a gcode file that came with mach3.

Is there a good setup tutorial that I can use?
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2602 on: June 06, 2018, 05:00:43 PM »
Hi my name is Ted Kelley and I am a newbie.

I got ahold of a pirated copy of Mach 3, and had a very hard time getting rid of it.  I would uninstall it and load a "good" copy off Artsoft's website and the leftovers from the pirated program would corrupt the new copy.
My son came over last night and worked his magic and cleaned a the bad leftovers off you machine.  I downloaded Mach 3 again from Artsoft and it came in clean.  I have bought the license and now it is licensed to me.
I and using a UC100 CNC Motion Controller.  When I installed the Mach 3 program I deselected the Parallel port driver. I had red somewhere that is did not need it when using the UC100 CNC Motion Controller.
Did I mess up?  I do not get a blue light on the UC100 and now the motors do not move.  All of that was working with the pirated program.
When I look at the USB ports in device manager is says that the device is work correctly.   Help
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« Reply #2603 on: June 17, 2018, 11:31:42 PM »
Hello everyone my name is Faisal and I have been in this business for more than a year. Trying to survive with three kids by running this business smoothly. Working on the Router cutting Letters, Designs and different unique pieces on Mach3> Worked on Vcarve Pro 4.6. Never had been a big problem before till 3 days ago with Emergency Estop akeep active. I Bought this CNC Router along with other sign related equipment as a whole business. Working professionally. I also work on Laser that I have not started yet.
This is not hobby but I have to make money somehow so working strongly by focusing on these things.
With the problem currently I have, if some can help me, I really appreciate it as it is kind of urgent that I have to finished the job soon. Below are my contacts for your reference.
PROBLEM: The problem start with software issue that with Window XP the program was not starting on last Thursday (when I come in the morning) keep displaying "start window normally". So, I took the machine to my in laws who is good in computers. He first backed up all the files and then try to repair it... He also did a little setting in the BIOS. Eventually the files got save and Window recovered and I be able to run the Mach3 program. I forgot my USB that goes in the back of the box, on his table and brought the box back to my shop. The next day I tried to turn on the program and since then the program said Emergency External Estop Requested. I tried everything possible by Clearing it, checking realy, open the external Red emergency button box and tried to fix it.. but when I click clear and try to RESET it .. it is still there and the job and machine is not moving. Another thing I saw under the Diagnostic screen that M3 ++ light is ON.. I could not understand how that happened and how to fix it. Please Please help. Now today I have the USB back and tomorrow I will try to insert it and see what happened. If it still persist then some thing else...

I request anyone call me regarding this. THanks in advance.

Faisal Khan with Visual Letters
Cell 832-868-5426
Email: Visualletters5@gmail.com
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2604 on: June 25, 2018, 06:32:44 PM »
My name is Steve Graves and just bought a cncrouter pro 4896 with nema pllug and play 23 to use with router, plasma and hopefully laser when i learn the system. i am using mach 3, inkscape and looking for a good program to write gcode. i just got the machine where i can jog, manually put my machine in home where if you are looking at the machine it is at the rear , right corner and z also homed and zeroed all axis. and moved the machin to center of table and hit re all to home and the y went 2 different directions or the slave locked up dont know could use some help. if i need to put this in another post i will just let me know what is the correct way of doing things.

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2605 on: June 26, 2018, 04:22:16 AM »
My name is Steve Graves and just bought a cncrouter pro 4896 with nema pllug and play 23 to use with router, plasma and hopefully laser when i learn the system. i am using mach 3, inkscape and looking for a good program to write gcode. i just got the machine where i can jog, manually put my machine in home where if you are looking at the machine it is at the rear , right corner and z also homed and zeroed all axis. and moved the machin to center of table and hit re all to home and the y went 2 different directions or the slave locked up dont know could use some help. if i need to put this in another post i will just let me know what is the correct way of doing things.

H Steve,

Welcome.

Unless they fall into a specific category it is best to post any questions as a New Topic in the General Section.

One of the best free software's for Gcode creation is F-Engrave;  http://scorchworks.com/Fengrave/fengrave.html  and one of the best paid software's is Vectric;  http://www.vectric.com/  but there are lots of others out there to choose from.

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 #2606 on: June 26, 2018, 09:34:54 AM »
Hi,
My name is mostafa and I live in egypt, I have been a running CNC machines for 5 years now,
I own a K2 CNC router Kt-2514 and I have plans on making a large router in the next while and would like to add a 4th axis to my router I am currently using. I have a small business that I am trying to run, maybe one day I can do it full time.

I know many different CNC languages Fanuc, Heidenhein, Fidia, and a few others also many CAM softwares such as Powermill, Work NC, Prospector, Lemoine and Mastercam. When I first came to Alberta I started working for a company that fixed CNC machines but there was too much travel involved so I didn't stay with that company. Now I am in a shop running a DaeWoo Ace H100 boring mill using Mastercam it seems like a good place to work they have very good tooling. 

I enjoy drawing, woodcarving, snowboarding and mountain biking. I love CNC and I have benefited greatly from this site and all the people here.

mostafa
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2607 on: June 29, 2018, 02:52:37 PM »
Hello I have never used mach before but my boss ordered a 4 axis router as a job to install in another company. I am a college student and have been tasked with learning Mach3 and modifying the UI so that the other company cannot mess with the program at all. Mach3 is also linked to a PLC that is in control of all the safety features. I have never used Mach software before this week and my CAM software to generate G-Code is MasterCAM. The use for the router is when you hit a button it will clamp down on a part to a fixture extend the fixture out to a saw blade to cut off the end of the part then retract once a proximity sensor is tripped and once it is fully retracted, cut 25 holes into the part and 2 on the end. The 4th axis is on the spindle and is fundamentally a 5th axis but rotates along the Y axis. There are also safety light curtains and E-Stops around the router because it is not going to be for personal use.
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« Reply #2608 on: July 08, 2018, 10:19:29 PM »
Hello all I am very new, this is the first time trying to learn this stuff. I have been reading manuals and watching videos trying to get things setup but I am finding it very hard to put all the pieces together. I bought a used CNC Mogul and I am using Mach4 with a UC100 controller. Does anyone know where a good place is to find a guide to help me walk through the process. I have the machine to the point to where I can jog but I have not calibrated, homed or set limits, etc. Any help would be great, like I say I am a total newbie and have learned a lot over the past few weeks but considering most of the information I am finding tells how to do one task or the other. I am not even sure which order I need to go in to setup the machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, just in case it helps I am not trying to do anything extreme, I just need to learn to make wooden signs.
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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2609 on: July 10, 2018, 02:14:16 AM »
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