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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 15 July 2018, 10:34
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Posted By pblackburn
Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 03 June 2018, 10:54
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By pblackburn
Also most routers are universal motors. These...

Also most routers are universal motors. These are not meant to run forever like induction motors. They have a limited lifespan. For instance your standard wet dry vac uses a universal motor. ...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 03 June 2018, 10:49
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By pblackburn
No worries, we all have troubles at time, my...

No worries, we all have troubles at time, my suggestion is to learn more about your machine and setup. It makes life much easier. Most of us have built the machines so we learned as we went. You...
Forum: 10. Base Table Sun 03 June 2018, 10:46
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By pblackburn
Taper is technically stronger if the sizes are...

Taper is technically stronger if the sizes are the same however it adds other items to deal with if you choose to bolt through using a bolt and nut. If you choose to tap the hole it is not an issue,...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 03 June 2018, 10:40
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By pblackburn
if you can still open the old mach3 on the...

if you can still open the old mach3 on the computer you use to use, verify every screen. Sounds like something did not transfer. Also be sure to write down or screenshot all setup data when you are...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 03 June 2018, 10:29
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By pblackburn
check here...

check here https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=6957.0
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 31 May 2018, 18:26
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By pblackburn
You seem stressed, I work in industrial...

You seem stressed, I work in industrial maintenance and understand this is frustrating however a clear sequence of events is helpful. CNC knowledge on a this level is probably more then you have...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 31 May 2018, 18:12
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By pblackburn
Welcome to the forum, some questions to follow

Welcome to the forum, some questions to follow
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 22 May 2018, 15:54
Replies: 177
Views: 38,304
Posted By pblackburn
I use Amphenol connectors. I replaced the...

I use Amphenol connectors. I replaced the originals. I have it posted about those in Tom's thread here (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=64098&postcount=258)
Forum: Motors & their mountings Tue 22 May 2018, 15:42
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By pblackburn
What are you cutting with your machine. If doing...

What are you cutting with your machine. If doing fine detail 3d work I would not recommend a Spur Gear because of the backlash that will always be present in a gearbox. I would recommend a stepper...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 25 March 2018, 18:53
Replies: 108
Views: 10,989
Posted By pblackburn
PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans...

PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans were a monetary value. I do not believe that you have to but I do not know for sure. However keeping this forum up and running does take time and...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 25 March 2018, 18:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By pblackburn
Build and add a trunion and you have your 5 axis...

Build and add a trunion and you have your 5 axis machine however the software to program one is extremely expensive. That is most likely the reason you have not seen one. A multi-positional head...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 25 March 2018, 12:22
Replies: 983
Views: 107,353
Posted By pblackburn
Every year I say I am gonna draw up an Easter Egg...

Every year I say I am gonna draw up an Easter Egg holder and every year passes. Today I decided to do it. I will post or send the files if you would like them. It is designed around 0.25" material...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 March 2018, 11:50
Replies: 688
Views: 54,500
Posted By pblackburn
Servos would be nice but without the tie in to...

Servos would be nice but without the tie in to correct the error versus the software readout, it is an expense that really is not needed. Give me the software that takes the encoder readout and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 26 February 2018, 05:01
Replies: 108
Views: 10,989
Posted By pblackburn
Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like...

Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like you sorted it out already.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 17:37
Replies: 68
Views: 14,692
Posted By pblackburn
Make sure of the dimensions of the bearings and...

Make sure of the dimensions of the bearings and contact them with any questions about the bearings. Here is their store on eBay http://stores.ebay.com/Precision-Bearings-Plus
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 13:53
Replies: 68
Views: 14,692
Posted By pblackburn
There is a spindle repair company in...

There is a spindle repair company in Massachusetts that sells a decent Chinese spindle. You can get the bearings off ebay from them from their ebay store.
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 07 January 2018, 11:42
Replies: 7
Views: 3,827
Posted By pblackburn
How is UCCNC coming along Ger?

How is UCCNC coming along Ger?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 26 December 2017, 10:36
Replies: 108
Views: 10,989
Posted By pblackburn
you do the same

you do the same
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 26 December 2017, 10:35
Replies: 177
Views: 38,304
Posted By pblackburn
As in terms of exposure, the changing of any...

As in terms of exposure, the changing of any collected media poses more concentrated exposure to the harmful particle. However you choose to capture the dust is up to you, disposing is the higher...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 11 December 2017, 12:48
Replies: 230
Views: 31,217
Posted By pblackburn
Change the wiring on the driver to the motor for...

Change the wiring on the driver to the motor for x and b to reverse the direction it travels
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 07 December 2017, 04:57
Replies: 230
Views: 31,217
Posted By pblackburn
If the tolerance is +- 0.005, that is inline with...

If the tolerance is +- 0.005, that is inline with most quotes I receive at work. But like I said, don't be afraid to shop around.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 06 December 2017, 16:11
Replies: 230
Views: 31,217
Posted By pblackburn
Get quotes around your area and online with RFQs,...

Get quotes around your area and online with RFQs, they will vary much, figure cost of material plus standard cut rate plus tolerance fee. The lowest I have heard of is $50/hr but most will be a lot...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 02 December 2017, 11:49
Replies: 230
Views: 31,217
Posted By pblackburn
The more complex the part, the more it costs to...

The more complex the part, the more it costs to make. A part that can be made manually that is quick and easy to make is less than one with complex curves. Changing the rounded rectangle to 1.5"...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 02 December 2017, 11:41
Replies: 230
Views: 31,217
Posted By pblackburn
I use a Hitachi drive so I would not be much help...

I use a Hitachi drive so I would not be much help with confirming the settings but modbus can be tricky to set up in mach, I did have pics in my thread with the setup I used that could be for...
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