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    Thanks guys I will have a look. Imy guessing a good test would be some basic wood engravingrain first?

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Gotty101 View Post
    Thank you everyone especially to JazzCNC for all your help. Today i finally got my cnc to move by mach and the motion controller for the first time. Im very pleased. Ive got some jobs to do yet like finish the control panel on the cnc itself, and sort the mist system.


    I have one drive disconnected at the mo and have bypassed the alarm (will do a much better job of that), as that is for the eventual 4th axis, but i will learn the 3 first.



    Thanks again guys

    Trev
    Hi. What is the size of you enclosure?

    Isiųsta naudojantis SM-G900F Tapatalk 4 Lt

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    Happy new year guys.

    Well ive been busy doing jobs on the house, although ive also been busy insulating my workshop to try and reduce the chances of rust on my machines. During the christmas holidays i did my first test on the CNC by drawing a circle in a square in cambam, and then getting it to mill it out. It went well although i think i had the feeds and speeds super conservative. So now ive got the tricky task of picking out software for the machine, so if anyone has any recommendations before i spend out money that would be appreciated. I have tried mach 4 although alot of people dont appear to like it much still. One of the things i was unsure of was the motor tuning graph in mach where you setup the acceleration.

    On a side note, i have treated myself to a new toy.



    Its a WM18. I want to keep it manual, although i would like to build a power feed for the y and z axis using stepper motors, drives and a micro controller. Ive seen a few install a stepper onto the z axis, although i would like to retain the hand wheel on the side. Ive got DROs to install also.


    valdis034, Ill measure it up at the weekend and let you know. I must admit it is tight with all the kit ive put into it, but it was self inflicted as i did not want a big cab.

  4. #84
    So now ive got the tricky task of picking out software for the machine, so if anyone has any recommendations before i spend out money that would be appreciated.
    I am a long time mach3 user and have just moved over to UCCNC. Two weeks using it and I'm quite impressed, everything I have asked it to so so far, it has done with no issues. I still have mach3 on my pc so can skip between them if I need to. Another plus, UCCNC is less than half the cost of mach3

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