Thread: Hi Newbie here Paul h
Hi to all
Just a quick note to introduce myself and my interests / hobbies for this forum,
Big fan of CNC machines, I have a Denford lathe converted to run on Mach 3 with my own home built interface cards, CNC Boxford HMC160, got given this machine and promptly converted that to run Mach3 with 4th axis, apparently Boxford only made 14 of these machines! how did I get given the machine?....Long story made short..
I made robots for the TV program called Robot wars and appeared on the show several times getting to a heat final, did all sorts of other TV related spin offs Techno games and robot games all great fun, upshot on how I got the machine. I helped a local tech college with their robot electronics and they said you can have any machine you want as they were clearing their machine shop for new equipment. Kid.. Sweet shop came to mind!
Built many interfaces to enhance the CNC machines using Pic controllers and various stepper motor configurations, converted another Boxford 125TCL for a friend to run mach3 and at present just finishing off another conversion on a Denford mill all being done for just the fun of it!!
Just finished a 3d printer build and printing all the things that are total useless just to see the machine work!!
Main hobby is model engineering and have used Solidworks for the 3d CAD design and various CAM packages to produce the gcode for the CNC machines,
My main occupation is technical training manager for a large company with over 500 techs...
That's about me
Hi to every one and if I can help anyone just drop me a line
Best regards to all
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