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Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« on: January 13, 2016, 11:38:56 PM »
Hi guys and seniors,
I am currently developing the software to generate Gcode for embroidery machine. Yes for real industrial embroidery. Any sewing machine can be modified and controlled with the help of Mach3.
Now please tell me who want to make this dream true!... The discussion is open... I will soon show my software screenshot and will share the screenshot of the software as will as high speed DIY embroidery machine videos controlled with Mach3.

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 12:28:46 AM »
Here is the 1st High speed video by Kiefer, He used servo motor for controlling the wheel rotation... That is the 1st high speed embroidery ( 750 stitches  per minute.)i have seen controlled with Mach3... really promising results :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU69cRemQys

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 02:14:01 AM »
That is just brilliant  (my best was 240 stitches per minute, with a 300 stitches per minute target, and painfully slow compared to Kiefer's video).

I am most interested in learning more about your software and the machine configuration.

Tweakie.
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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 03:53:40 AM »
Tweaki sure i will post more information here... I shall request the KIEFER to join here so that everyone benefited.. I just made slight changes in the software as per Kiefer requirement. Here in the following thread more discussion and videos on the latest development is happening.
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/cnc-wood-router-project-log/57404-software-44.html

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 09:50:42 AM »
Screenshot of latest development on software side:

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 01:35:11 AM »
To make the machine faster, some hardware changes is under consideration:
1- Make the whole system computer free i.e. No Mach3
2- Use RAMPS1.4 with two steppers and one Servo
3- Use GLCD and SD card support

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 05:25:44 AM »
Some improvement in software are made:
Whats New in 2.4.7 Beta
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1- Hoop Diameter Circle . The center of the circle will be the machine Home (0,0).
2- A rectangular boundary of the complete design
3-he stitch start point is now visible with blue+ sign. When you click on it , it will provide the location of the start coordinates.

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 08:27:48 AM »
It would perhaps be helpful to others if you attached a .zip file with your software.

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Re: Mach3 Controlled embroidery Machine
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 02:22:36 AM »
Here is the Setup file of the software. It tested in Windows 7 (32/64bit), windows XP...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnpzfi6vharo42a/SetUp%20Embroidery%20Gcode%20Generator.rar?dl=0

I hope the program will run on your computer,however, if you find any trouble then install Visual Basic Run times files from:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/vbruntime
The M786 macro to be used in Mach3 software.


Both the files are also attached herewith.