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Welcome to this forum for folk with an interest in building MechMate CNC gantry routers that typically take about 3 - 5 HP routers for tables of 4 to 12 ft (1200 to 3700mm). This forum is exclusively for MechMate builders or people seriously interested in building them.
Thu 30 March 2017 05:11 Go to last post
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What makes this forum different to others, how to use it, what to avoid, etc.
Wed 04 January 2017 06:05 Go to last post
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A forum where any vendor of CNC products even remotely associated with MechMate router/plasma/laser machines may unashamedly promote their products.
Thu 27 April 2017 07:31 Go to last post
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Personal Build Histories
A place where individuals can start and "own" a thread about their personal experiences and endeavors. Feel free to start your own support group in your location.
Tell us who and where you are, your skill levels and the future application of your MechMate.
by JamesJ
Fri 28 April 2017 04:43 Go to last post
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Start your own build history in this thread. Photos are appreciated.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 21:34 Go to last post
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Personal threads will be moved here once a machine moves and cuts under command. Serial#'s will be given to machines that are neatly finished (painted, preferably MM blue if you don't want to be teased ;-)) and have the MM logo applied.
by IamDave
Wed 26 April 2017 22:02 Go to last post
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Structure & Mechanics
The big non-moving part. Also how indexers are mounted.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 21:58 Go to last post
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Rides on the main beams of the table, moves in x-direction
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:01 Go to last post
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Rides on gantry, moves in y-direction, carries the z-axis.
Fri 04 March 2016 14:44 Go to last post
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Plunges tool in z-direction
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:05 Go to last post
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The mounting of routers, spindles, plasma cutters, engravers, drill, pencils, etc.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:30 Go to last post
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Dus collection feet, skirts, height setting, hoses, cyclones, gates, blowers, filters, anti-static, anti-fire, electrical control, etc.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:03 Go to last post
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Common Assemblies & Parts
Mechanical parts and assemblies common to more than one of the above components
by wetong
Sat 27 September 2014 19:23 Go to last post
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by islaww
Tue 31 May 2016 17:19 Go to last post
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Wed 01 July 2015 22:56 Go to last post
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by jeep534
Sun 22 January 2017 14:54 Go to last post
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Electrical & Electronic
Selecting the right types and sizes of cables & wires. Managing the bundles of moving cable. Cable chains. Good wiring practice.
Fri 21 November 2014 14:34 Go to last post
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Typically the wall-mounted box that accepts mains power, transmits control signals between the PC and the table, and drives all motors to correct positions and speeds.
by Fox
Tue 21 February 2017 01:02 Go to last post
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High current electronic devices that control the position and speed of electrical motors. For steppers, servos and spindles. Includes Geckodrives.
by danilom
Thu 02 March 2017 12:04 Go to last post
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The devices which convert incoming mains AC to the correct DC voltage and capacity for powering the 701. Drives of the steppers or servos. Part of the Control System.
Fri 21 October 2016 01:50 Go to last post
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Computing, Software & Programming
Generate control signals fed to the Control Box
Mon 17 April 2017 10:07 Go to last post
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These types of software typically give an output in .dxf format
by IamDave
Fri 28 April 2017 00:13 Go to last post
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These types of software typically accept .dxf and give an output in g-code format
Wed 15 April 2015 10:04 Go to last post
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These types of software typically accept g-code and give electrical output signals
by ger21
Wed 19 April 2017 17:07 Go to last post
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Tue 17 February 2015 04:38 Go to last post
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After Building the Beast - Operating , Troubleshooting and Maintenance
General methods and techniques for doing CNC routing work
Mon 10 October 2016 02:18 Go to last post
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Sat 13 August 2016 16:06 Go to last post
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Fri 03 February 2017 22:27 Go to last post
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Fri 20 December 2013 18:15 Go to last post
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After you have shown us pictures of your MechMate, please show us some of the stuff you made with it.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 23:47 Go to last post
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Miscellaneous hardware and software
The positioning and housing of keyboards, monitors, pushbuttons, etc.
Sun 07 August 2016 03:08 Go to last post
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Anything not directly connected to constructing a MechMate CNC table system
Sat 07 January 2017 04:27 Go to last post
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Fri 07 April 2017 03:34 Go to last post
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Please bounce this thing around . . . . . .
by Slipery
Sun 06 September 2015 05:17 Go to last post
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This is a paid area. Please goto USER CP in the upper left hand corner of the screen and scroll down to paid subscritions to access the items you want.
Sun 27 May 2012 11:21 Go to last post
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Share your vectorised files
Thu 08 September 2016 04:30 Go to last post
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The dusty place for dead threads and superceded subjects.
by Gazza-
Sat 27 August 2016 16:58 Go to last post
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