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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.
by smreish
Fri 30 March 2018 15:56 Go to last post
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What makes this forum different to others, how to use it, what to avoid, etc.
Wed 04 January 2017 06:05 Go to last post
24 587
A forum where any vendor of CNC products even remotely associated with MechMate router/plasma/laser machines may unashamedly promote their products.
by chopper
Mon 09 April 2018 20:58 Go to last post
236 1,760
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.
by ricdu34
Thu 22 March 2018 05:17 Go to last post
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Start your own build history in this thread. Photos are appreciated.
by jeep534
Fri 20 April 2018 17:59 Go to last post
164 5,004
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.
by IamDave
Fri 20 April 2018 06:55 Go to last post
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Structure & Mechanics
The big non-moving part. Also how indexers are mounted.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 21:58 Go to last post
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Rides on the main beams of the table, moves in x-direction
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:01 Go to last post
33 402
Rides on gantry, moves in y-direction, carries the z-axis.
by IamDave
Tue 19 December 2017 18:05 Go to last post
11 92
Plunges tool in z-direction
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:05 Go to last post
47 609
The mounting of routers, spindles, plasma cutters, engravers, drill, pencils, etc.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:30 Go to last post
115 1,798
Dus collection feet, skirts, height setting, hoses, cyclones, gates, blowers, filters, anti-static, anti-fire, electrical control, etc.
by IamDave
Thu 27 April 2017 22:03 Go to last post
46 582
Common Assemblies & Parts
Mechanical parts and assemblies common to more than one of the above components
Thu 26 October 2017 16:27 Go to last post
29 641
by ifffff
Sun 11 March 2018 07:00 Go to last post
100 1,533
Wed 01 July 2015 22:56 Go to last post
80 1,351
by digger
Fri 15 September 2017 21:14 Go to last post
62 1,494
Electrical & Electronic
Selecting the right types and sizes of cables & wires. Managing the bundles of moving cable. Cable chains. Good wiring practice.
Fri 21 November 2014 14:34 Go to last post
39 788
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.
Wed 17 January 2018 03:34 Go to last post
150 2,465
High current electronic devices that control the position and speed of electrical motors. For steppers, servos and spindles. Includes Geckodrives.
Sun 24 December 2017 09:05 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
75 1,060
Computing, Software & Programming
Generate control signals fed to the Control Box
by ifffff
Fri 15 September 2017 00:57 Go to last post
38 518
These types of software typically give an output in .dxf format
Sun 30 April 2017 05:39 Go to last post
47 450
CAM
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
32 262
These types of software typically accept g-code and give electrical output signals
Sat 03 March 2018 07:18 Go to last post
38 471
Tue 17 February 2015 04:38 Go to last post
25 261
After Building the Beast - Operating , Troubleshooting and Maintenance
General methods and techniques for doing CNC routing work
Mon 10 October 2016 02:18 Go to last post
39 482
Fri 23 June 2017 04:38 Go to last post
43 506
by IamDave
Fri 09 March 2018 17:29 Go to last post
98 1,730
Fri 20 December 2013 18:15 Go to last post
5 56
After you have shown us pictures of your MechMate, please show us some of the stuff you made with it.
by khouji
Sun 27 August 2017 04:28 Go to last post
105 968
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
Thu 22 March 2018 02:40 Go to last post
197 2,548
Fri 07 April 2017 03:34 Go to last post
31 311
Please bounce this thing around . . . . . .
by Slipery
Sun 06 September 2015 05:17 Go to last post
24 194
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
Mon 09 October 2017 04:31 Go to last post
19 129
The dusty place for dead threads and superceded subjects.
by Gazza-
Sat 27 August 2016 16:58 Go to last post
233 3,248


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