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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 08:15 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 16:33 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.
Mon 25 January 2021 13:37 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.
Thu 21 January 2021 14:13 Go to last post
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Start your own build history in this thread. Photos are appreciated.
by ybmech
Thu 14 January 2021 10:18 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.
Fri 15 January 2021 08:03 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 14:02 Go to last post
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Rides on the main beams of the table, moves in x-direction
Sun 29 September 2019 15:46 Go to last post
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Rides on gantry, moves in y-direction, carries the z-axis.
Sun 20 December 2020 01:09 Go to last post
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Plunges tool in z-direction
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 23:05 Go to last post
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The mounting of routers, spindles, plasma cutters, engravers, drill, pencils, etc.
Wed 24 February 2021 19:49 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 03:20 Go to last post
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Common Assemblies & Parts
Mechanical parts and assemblies common to more than one of the above components
Thu 03 December 2020 11:14 Go to last post
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Wed 11 March 2020 02:20 Go to last post
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by Castone
Mon 25 March 2019 11:21 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 22:35 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 29 December 2020 05:27 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 19:36 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 02:50 Go to last post
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Computing, Software & Programming
Generate control signals fed to the Control Box
Wed 24 February 2021 18:27 Go to last post
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These types of software typically give an output in .dxf format
Thu 11 July 2019 15:48 Go to last post
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CAM
These types of software typically accept .dxf and give an output in g-code format
Thu 07 September 2017 06:19 Go to last post
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These types of software typically accept g-code and give electrical output signals
Mon 15 February 2021 11:43 Go to last post
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Wed 20 March 2019 14:47 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 03:31 Go to last post
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Wed 22 July 2020 17:36 Go to last post
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by paul60
Fri 19 February 2021 11:47 Go to last post
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Fri 20 December 2013 19:15 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 06:19 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 04:08 Go to last post
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Anything not directly connected to constructing a MechMate CNC table system
by dbinokc
Wed 29 July 2020 15:38 Go to last post
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Tue 30 April 2019 15:32 Go to last post
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Please bounce this thing around . . . . . .
Tue 09 February 2021 23:25 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 12:21 Go to last post
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Share your vectorised files
by lukek
Mon 20 May 2019 08:11 Go to last post
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The dusty place for dead threads and superceded subjects.
Sat 27 April 2019 13:57 Go to last post
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