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Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« on: September 27, 2008, 11:29:19 AM »
ArtSoft USA is sponsoring a 3 day Mach workshop at the Cabin Fever Expo. This is a chance to get in depth technical information about Mach, meet Brian, Scott and other Mach users, and enjoy one of the best model engineering shows in the US.

The event is January 16, 17, 18, 2009 at York PA.  Everyone registered for the seminar is also registered for the expo. You can visit the several hundred exhibitors, or the nearly 200 vendors of tools, machinery, books, kits, plans, etc.

On Friday a major auction will be running with hundreds of items, including machines, tools, all kinds of shop equipment and  models. The seminar schedule has several breaks included so you can take advantage of both the expo and the seminar.

For details about Cabin Fever and the auction see http://cabinfeverexpo.com/

Seminars will start Friday at 9:00AM. the tentative agenda is as follows:

Friday
1) Mechanical Considerations. Stepper, servos, ballscrews, belts, pullies, etc
2) Electronics, BOBs, SS, Geckos, Power supplies, general wiring hints
3) Installing Mach and basic config, ports and pins, motor tuning, basic test and debug
4) General config, choosing the right answers.

Saturday
5) Basic Mach operation, loading programs, running, operator control, CV
6) Wizard Operation
7) Operator interfaces- Shuttle Pro, Xkeys, Ipac, PoKeys, MPGs, pendants, etc.
8) Customizing screens and macros.

Sunday
9) Other I/O options, modbus, PLCs, Brains, tool changers.
10) Plug-ins, using and writing.
11) Wrap up, feedback, next steps.

On Friday night there will be a social event at a nearby hotel, details to be arranged, but we are calling it 'pizza and beer time'

There will be a demo area for CNC machines, we will have at least a mini-mill with a tool changer, a lathe with a tool changer and a router. Other demos are welcome if any users want to bring along machines.

The Mach Workshop will require pre-registration and will be limited to 75 people. It will cost $50, including both the seminar and the Expo.  You can find the registration form at http://www.machsupport.com/cabinfever.php (Note: Please enter the City/State where you are from in the Comments field during checkout (for badges).  If paying for multiple people, please list the individual names and their City/State in the Comments field also).

Mark your calendar now and watch this topic for more details as they are developed.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 11:03:48 AM by scottn »
Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 01:30:08 PM »
Looks GREAT Ron. I hope to make this one.
Will be watching for more details.
Thanks,
RC

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Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 04:03:14 PM »
Me too, it'd be great to meet some of you-  :)

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Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 04:16:48 PM »
Hey Dave, this one is practically in your back yard isn't it ?
I'm about 3 hrs. out...driving. Might fly up if the weather is good.
Hope to see you there,
RC

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Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 04:29:45 PM »
It's a nice show and gone to it since the first one.
So count me in, I will be there and will also attend the workshops.

RICH
Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 04:36:49 PM »
RICH, You should bring some of your fine specimens.....or do you anyway ?
I didn't see you in the display listing.
I'll be looking for ya,
RC

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Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 04:39:24 PM »
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Hey Dave, this one is practically in your back yard isn't it ?
I'm about 3 hrs. out...driving. Might fly up if the weather is good.
Hope to see you there,
RC


Yes, about 45 minutes for me so if all goes well and nothing comes up, I'll be there -  :)

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Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 06:12:25 PM »
RC,
Never brought anything or set up a table. I go there to learn from people that do outstanding work. Hopefully they will be there again. Always seems i pick up something cheap.
We all need to hook up so lets see how things go.
RICH
Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008, 12:49:11 PM »
Hello to all,
I am just setting up my newly acquired Seig C6 lathe and X4Plus mill and I am excited about this opportunity of the seminar and meeting some of the people that I read about.
Len, located on Long Island. :)

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Re: Mach Workshop at Cabin Fever Expo
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 08:44:47 PM »
Hi Len, welcome to the forum. What part of L.I. are you fom?

I actually grew up in Lindenhurst, Suffolk County-

Dave
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