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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 13 June 2016, 06:46
Replies: 382
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Posted By Tokamak
Cut a sign for work. Cut from 1/2" birch ply.

Cut a sign for work. Cut from 1/2" birch ply.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 May 2016, 19:35
Replies: 382
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Posted By Tokamak
I didn't notice the misspelling until after...

I didn't notice the misspelling until after cutting. Since it was a sample I didn't bother to recut. The actual will have 3" tall letters.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 May 2016, 08:39
Replies: 382
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Posted By Tokamak
BTW I cut this script as a sample for work last...

BTW I cut this script as a sample for work last night. Of course I misspelled it. It's a miniature sample. The full size will be 3" tall. It is supposed to read

'Communicating with the Universe...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 May 2016, 08:33
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Robert, The problem was unusual. If you told...

Robert,
The problem was unusual. If you told mach 3 to 'goto home' when it got there the laser would turn on. Some times it would leave the laser on when it finished and going to Home. I ended up...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 17 May 2016, 06:31
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Have not posted in a while. Don't seem to find...

Have not posted in a while. Don't seem to find the time when its not fun. I wasn't happy with my laser post processor or the way the laser was cutting. Had to fight to make anything most of the time....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 20:44
Replies: 382
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Posted By Tokamak
It will show up in Aspire Post Processor as ...

It will show up in Aspire Post Processor as

"Mechmate Laser(inch)(*.txt)"
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 20:43
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Attached is my laser post processor. If it...

Attached is my laser post processor. If it doesn't work for you you may need to tweek some of your Mach3 ports and pins.

Get rid of the .doc.txt and rename to .PP
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 20:19
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Before the weekend I'll send you my PP that works...

Before the weekend I'll send you my PP that works for me.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 19:59
Replies: 382
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Posted By Tokamak
It's been a long time ago. When I finally hit a...

It's been a long time ago. When I finally hit a solution that worked I saved it and moved on. I knew that the laser is just like a mill minus the z axis. I took the mill post processor and converted...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 19:02
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
When I get a chance I'll send the file I use and...

When I get a chance I'll send the file I use and some pictures of the Mach 3 setup.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 17:16
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Robert Good post here on building a post...

Robert

Good post here on building a post processor for Vetric to laser output.

http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2010/07/creating-a-laser-post-processor/

John
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 April 2016, 14:17
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Robert, I'll need to re live that g code stuff....

Robert,
I'll need to re live that g code stuff. The change in the post processor is to remove the Z axis movement commands. Then convert Z down to spindle on and Z up to laser off.
In Mach 3 you...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 27 September 2015, 05:07
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Thanks Jason, The plaques are marble, and I cut...

Thanks Jason,
The plaques are marble, and I cut them at 40 in/min.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 23 September 2015, 07:27
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
I've been busy doing a bunch of other stuff but...

I've been busy doing a bunch of other stuff but here are some of my experiments.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 22 September 2015, 16:14
Replies: 778
Views: 130,216
Posted By Tokamak
Like this? ...

Like this?

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2526&highlight=Monrovia&page=12
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 December 2014, 12:59
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
A friend ask me to cut some Angels for Christmas....

A friend ask me to cut some Angels for Christmas. I could cut 10 at a time with 20 Watts.
I picked up longer high voltage cable so I can install everything thru the wraps.

The Laser is okay but I...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 December 2014, 12:32
Replies: 62
Views: 19,464
Posted By Tokamak
Nice Build, Fast too!

Nice Build, Fast too!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 26 November 2014, 21:50
Replies: 382
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Posted By Tokamak
I'll try the different speed thing to see what I...

I'll try the different speed thing to see what I get. I run it pretty slow to keep the stress on the tube low.
I have been scaling in Aspire and recalculating the tool path. I need to check to see...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 25 November 2014, 19:49
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
I have a 3:1 belt drive but this is very small...

I have a 3:1 belt drive but this is very small steps. What I'll do is run some diamond shapes to see how the diagonals look up close. Also try it at different speeds to see if it changes.

Ken,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 25 November 2014, 19:27
Replies: 778
Views: 130,216
Posted By Tokamak
Man, you sure do some nice work!

Man, you sure do some nice work!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 24 November 2014, 07:00
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Chatter on edges is probably stepper motor...

Chatter on edges is probably stepper motor related. . .
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 24 November 2014, 06:49
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Then a seasonal theme. Card stock Free wood...

Then a seasonal theme.
Card stock
Free wood floor samples from HD
Glass tile, bright sunlight shows shadow
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 24 November 2014, 06:45
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Cutting with a laser is sweet. Had to try the...

Cutting with a laser is sweet. Had to try the butterfly file. Reduced the size until the slots in the parts matched .015" (.38mm) card stock paper.

It was easier to cut than to assemble.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 November 2014, 10:08
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
Fox, Have you seen this one? ...

Fox,
Have you seen this one?

http://www.openbuilds.com/
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 November 2014, 06:34
Replies: 382
Views: 72,134
Posted By Tokamak
This is a good read. This is the thread where I...

This is a good read. This is the thread where I got most of my info.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12444.0.html
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