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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.
Mon 01 June 2020 07:15 Go to last post
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What makes this forum different to others, how to use it, what to avoid, etc.
by IamDave
Sun 22 March 2020 15:33 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.
Sun 11 October 2020 14:09 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.
Tue 08 September 2020 06:47 Go to last post
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Start your own build history in this thread. Photos are appreciated.
by MarkRH
Wed 23 September 2020 03:40 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.
Tue 06 October 2020 09:09 Go to last post
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Structure & Mechanics
The big non-moving part. Also how indexers are mounted.
by Panovak
Wed 04 March 2020 13:02 Go to last post
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Rides on the main beams of the table, moves in x-direction
Sun 29 September 2019 14:46 Go to last post
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Rides on gantry, moves in y-direction, carries the z-axis.
by IamDave
Tue 19 December 2017 18:05 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 MarkRH
Thu 24 October 2019 02:21 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.
Sat 05 September 2020 02:20 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 gazey
Wed 12 December 2018 18:56 Go to last post
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Tue 01 September 2020 08:06 Go to last post
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by Castone
Mon 25 March 2019 10:21 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.
by dbinokc
Sat 20 October 2018 21:35 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.
Tue 07 January 2020 18:43 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.
Sat 23 March 2019 18:36 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
by Npcusrs
Mon 29 June 2020 11:19 Go to last post
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These types of software typically give an output in .dxf format
Thu 11 July 2019 14:48 Go to last post
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These types of software typically accept .dxf and give an output in g-code format
Thu 07 September 2017 05:19 Go to last post
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These types of software typically accept g-code and give electrical output signals
by danilom
Sun 02 June 2019 02:26 Go to last post
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Wed 20 March 2019 13:47 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
Tue 29 September 2020 02:31 Go to last post
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Wed 08 April 2020 05:20 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.
Mon 08 October 2018 05:19 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
10 140
Anything not directly connected to constructing a MechMate CNC table system
by dbinokc
Wed 29 July 2020 14:38 Go to last post
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Tue 30 April 2019 14:32 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
by lukek
Mon 20 May 2019 07:11 Go to last post
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The dusty place for dead threads and superceded subjects.
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