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    What software are you using on your table Monte?

    I've got something called Enroute. Its a 3D package for sign making. have you had the chance to use this one? I havent yet had the chance to put it to use. Im on the steep side of the learning curve...

    regards Rich.
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

  • #2
    My CAD program is V Carve for designing and generating a G Code for the controller program which is Mach 3 to send commands to the 4 stepper motors that drive the gantry with router. You can download trial versions of both programs and use with limitations for free. ....VERY COOL!!!!!!!!!
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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    • #3
      thanks Monte, Ill have to try it out.

      here is a pic of what im expecting to show up any day now.. I hope.....

      http://www.precix.com/CNC_router_industrial_11100.htm

      Some exciting times ahead!! Yeeeeee Hawwwww!!!
      Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

      Miller 251/30A spool
      Syncro200
      Spectrum 625
      O/A
      Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
      Standard modern lathe
      Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
      horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
      Roland XC540 PRO III
      54" laminator
      hammer and screwdriver (most used)
      little dog
      pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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      • #4
        Looks like a real nice machine. What are you planning to do?????????
        Nick
        Miller 252 Mig
        Miller Cricket XL
        Millermatic 150 Mig
        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
        2-O/A outfits
        Jet Lathe and Mill
        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
        Propane Forge
        60" X 60" router/plasma table

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

        Comment


        • #5
          The first thing I plan to do is learn how to use it! I have some experience on cnc routers , but its pale, very pale compared to the capability of this machine..

          I'll be putting everything I can under the bit. Aluminum, acrylics, plastics, wood, foam. whatever i need to do signage. I'm especially looking forward to the aluminum aspect of it all. I'll be able to make some very nice peicees with this machine. It has a 12" gantry and 3D capability and so I will be able to do reliefs and other dimesional objects.. But first..

          Like I said Im on the steep side of the learning curve. Its going to be a real adventure for the next while. The guy i bought the machine from said to me quite bluntly: " its going to change your life"

          I trust he meant that in a good way. I once bought a car from a dealer. the dealer said to me that this car was a "mechanics car" I thought it was owned by a mechanic... What he really meant is that its going to need a mechanic to get it running... I got it running, but the play on words got me..

          I had to get a rotary phase converter for it too. Its a 3 phase table with a variable frequecy drive.. Lets hope it doesnt reek havoc with the other electronics near by. At full speed the drive will be producing 400Hz. thats enought to make the phone ring on its own and a mess with my PC's..
          Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

          Miller 251/30A spool
          Syncro200
          Spectrum 625
          O/A
          Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
          Standard modern lathe
          Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
          horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
          Roland XC540 PRO III
          54" laminator
          hammer and screwdriver (most used)
          little dog
          pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

          Comment


          • #6
            That's a nice looking machine SignWave. I bought a Multicam 44 about 13-14 years ago. It finally gave out (cost more to fix than it was worth) so this time around I just bought a shopbot. I'm getting to close to retirement to invest in anything high end. It's a 4'x8' table and I adapted the perske spindle I had on the old machine to this one. It's slow , but I've cut aluminum mild steel & even engraved some stainless yard markers for a golf course once. I do menuboards out of oak, Cedar & redwood Signs, cut PVC tags by the thousands for a warehouse, cut dimensional letters, make car parts for myself once in awhile, etc. It's amazing how much you come to rely on a CNC when it's just sitting there ready to use & when accuracy is a must. It's no where near the machine your getting though. I'd like to here how it runs when you get it set up. Should be a fun machine to operate.

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            • #7
              Thanks Pro,
              I will keep you informed. I have to figure out where im going to set this machine.. My space is dwindling. I figure that if all goes well, I should be able to do my first cuts in the two weeks following delivery.

              Tell me about cutting steel. That sounds intersting as well as having appeal for my endevours.

              Monte, Pro, Do you guys have "log ons" at cnczone? if you do let me know who you are. Im going to set up there too as signwave of course.

              that steel cutting business sounds interesting. I would really like to hear more....

              Thanks.
              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

              Miller 251/30A spool
              Syncro200
              Spectrum 625
              O/A
              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
              Standard modern lathe
              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
              Roland XC540 PRO III
              54" laminator
              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
              little dog
              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

              Comment


              • #8
                I'm am always Monte55 unless .....................................
                Nick
                Miller 252 Mig
                Miller Cricket XL
                Millermatic 150 Mig
                Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                2-O/A outfits
                Jet Lathe and Mill
                Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                Propane Forge
                60" X 60" router/plasma table

                www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

                Comment

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