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Offline dwa60

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Re: mach3
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2017, 01:30:24 PM »
Well I just got this to say. All you people are very rich, and can afford to spend $200.-$1000 dollars for a board. But then there are us poor bastard that do not have high paying jobs to afford them, we have to make do with what we can find EVEN IF IT COMES FROM CHINA, now you are saying the Smoothieboard is no good, well is is made by Openbuilds in the USA. They say every person who buys the board also use mach3. ALL THE COMPANY'S IN THE USA HAVE THERE BOARDS MADE IN CHINA, IT IS CHEAPER, THEY ARE MADE UNDER THERE SPEC'S. EVEN THE BOARDS THAT YOU PEOPLE USE ARE MADE IN CHINA. No company in the us can afford to have them made here, labor is to high, I know this as I use to work for Zeltex electronic. All the boards that we got came from china.
So as of today I am removing ALL MACH 3 from my computer. You do not need to reply to this.
I AM DONE WITH MACH ALL TOGETHER.

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Re: mach3
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2017, 02:00:55 PM »
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now you are saying the Smoothieboard is no good, well is is made by Openbuilds in the USA. They say every person who buys the board also use mach3

Then have them help you get it working, because none of us can make a Smoothieboard work with Mach3.
And unfortunately, you'll probably ending up spending $200 on parts that don't work, before you get a working machine.
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Re: mach3
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2017, 02:39:33 PM »
Well I just got this to say. All you people are very rich, and can afford to spend $200.-$1000 dollars for a board. But then there are us poor bastard that do not have high paying jobs to afford them, we have to make do with what we can find EVEN IF IT COMES FROM CHINA, now you are saying the Smoothieboard is no good, well is is made by Openbuilds in the USA. They say every person who buys the board also use mach3. ALL THE COMPANY'S IN THE USA HAVE THERE BOARDS MADE IN CHINA, IT IS CHEAPER, THEY ARE MADE UNDER THERE SPEC'S. EVEN THE BOARDS THAT YOU PEOPLE USE ARE MADE IN CHINA. No company in the us can afford to have them made here, labor is to high, I know this as I use to work for Zeltex electronic. All the boards that we got came from china.
So as of today I am removing ALL MACH 3 from my computer. You do not need to reply to this.
I AM DONE WITH MACH ALL TOGETHER.

  I know nothing about the Smoothie board,  but you do know that none of these guys or gals work for ArtSoft?  They could care less if you use Mach3/4 or not but they are experts. Repeating, nobody here works for the Mach3 designer.  When they say its not going to work, its not because its Made in China, its because other people have  tried to use. FYI my new 6040 Router was Made in China and it works fine, and works even with a UC400ETH.  So its too bad you did not do some research before spending any money.

PS As I know your reading this.... a Link to the Smoothie Board website..... where do you see Mach3 mentioned? http://smoothieware.org/
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 02:53:30 PM by wmgeorge »
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Re: mach3
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2017, 03:49:18 PM »
Hi,
that OP is removing Mach3 from his computer suggest to me that he hadn't got around to buying a licence anyway.

Notwithstanding the learning curve of LinuxCNC it is within OPs budget, free.

Craig


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Re: mach3
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2017, 03:57:03 PM »
But can it run a Smoothieboard.....
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Re: mach3
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2017, 06:28:44 PM »
But can it run a Smoothieboard.....
  From what I found out, its about as useless as trying to run GRBL on a Arduino board (blue light diode laser engraver)  and attaching interface board.  RFI from shop lights and EMI from the other shop equipment and it would fault out all the time. Great for a hobby person who wants to tinker around. :(
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