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    Fgc's Avatar
    Lives in London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 18-12-2017 Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 12.
    Dear all

    for some reason my earlier message failed to post.

    I am in the process of rebuilding a few dead machines

    Denford Starmill ATC
    Denford Orac ATC
    Emco VMC 100

    Thank you in advance for your kind help and advise.
    Francis

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    Welcome.

    http://www.denfordata.com/bb/ is your friend for any Denford info. Numerous on the forum also have Denford experience.

    Are you going to be rebuilding to Mach 3 or something else?

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    Hi Chaz

    I'm rebuilding to Mach3 for the StarMill and Orac but will probably use a standalone panel for the Emco VMC100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fgc View Post
    Hi Chaz

    I'm rebuilding to Mach3 for the StarMill and Orac but will probably use a standalone panel for the Emco VMC100
    Cool, why different? What panel are you considering?

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    Moving to industry standard dialects of G-Code allows use of a wide range of CAD/CAM systems?
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    I am going mach3 only because I had an old license from many years ago so the cost to me is a set of smoothstepper board. But if I were to do it again I would probably go with a dedicated panel. Mach3 license plus smoothstepper and breakout total 2/3 the price of one of the indistrial looking panels that support standard G/M codes. Also these panels support ATC (which I think will be easier to get going too) rather than have to write a bunch of macros.

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