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Concrete printer anyone?
« on: February 24, 2016, 12:40:57 PM »
I am new to posting on this forum, but I am starting to run out of ideas.  I bought a CNC a few years ago, and they called it a concrete printer.  My laptop crashed and I had to buy a new laptop, and buy the software for the cnc.  Unfortunately, I cannot get in touch with the people who sold it to me, and I don't have any paper work as far as configurations for the mach 3.  Does anyone have any suggestions to help me get back going?  Thanks in advance.
stacy
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 12:46:51 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 03:04:05 PM »
Thanks overloaded.  I already tried that, as well as calling their number, emailing them, texting, and posting on their facebook page.  So far, it may seem, they are no longer "in business".  Not sure though.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 04:04:06 PM »
THAT is an interesting critter (;-)

(;-) TP
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 04:55:27 PM »
Hi Stacy.
 Open it up and see what motion controller is in there.
You might get lucky.
Worst case, you can change it out with one that is available.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 09:20:56 PM »
Well it said it ran on Mach3 (;-) So it probably is just a matter of figuring out teh Ports and pins for everything. MORE than likey a simple LPT version.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 10:29:42 PM »
It also says:

Top of the line electronics

The control box uses the latest advancements in CNC technology. X,Y, and Z axis inputs are controlled from a robust independent motor drives and links to your laptop via a ethernet port. We also include an a newly designed motion controller for fast and smooth curved and complex cuts.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 11:14:59 PM »
oK the video I saw was from 2012 so what controller ran ethernet in 2012 ?

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 11:36:29 PM »
............ so what controller ran ethernet in 2012 ?
(;-) TP

I would have absolutely no way of knowing .... without "looking inside".
Perhaps Ancient Alien Technology ? ::)

 :)

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Re: Concrete printer anyone?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 01:47:08 AM »
stacy take some picks of the inside of ya control box