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stopping and restarting hot wire CNC work with Mach 3
« on: March 30, 2020, 02:03:55 AM »
Can someone tell me a good way to continue my hot wire foam cutting in Mach 3?  Sometimes my wire breaks or just because I want to re-cut a part of my design.

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Re: stopping and restarting hot wire CNC work with Mach 3
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 06:39:04 AM »
Hi Ninhtc,
Have a look at my post: Lateral Movement After Restart. I describe the issue of correctly restarting the machine after stopping its operation for cleaning the cutter (or for any reason, like dinner, etc).
I posted it under General Mach Discussion on 12 March 2020. https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=42613.msg277074#msg277074

Regards,
Peter


EDIT; Link added.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 06:56:58 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
Re: stopping and restarting hot wire CNC work with Mach 3
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 10:41:45 AM »
pgh3, thank you Peter for the speedy reply.  However, I was hoping that fellow members caught the fact I was am using a "hot wire CNC machine" which unlike a "router" type, the "bit" is a hot wire that continues to burn the foam it is cutting, regardless of movement or spindle stopping.  My question is how to stop and restarting a work "without" unnecessary burning (cutting) of the foam.  I am certain that anyone working with "hot wire CNC" can relate.