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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 16 April 2017, 04:00
Replies: 550
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Posted By Alan_c
It just goes to show once again what a robust...

It just goes to show once again what a robust design the MechMate is. I noticed some posts earlier in the week on an FB group questioning the design of the MM and the fact that nothing much has...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 April 2017, 05:38
Replies: 550
Views: 87,391
Posted By Alan_c
Mechmate 11 is now sorted, the one thing that I...

Mechmate 11 is now sorted, the one thing that I asked my operator to check (as I wasn't at the machine at the time) was for movement on the pinions, of course he assured me it was perfect...well it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 08 April 2017, 09:38
Replies: 550
Views: 87,391
Posted By Alan_c
Machine doing crazy things.

Hi guys, need some help here. The machine has started doing some weird moves. See attached pic. That was supposed to be circular text on a round disk with a recessed centre. As you can see the text...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 08 March 2017, 00:14
Replies: 241
Views: 29,675
Posted By Alan_c
Nice! Neat looking belt drive.

Nice! Neat looking belt drive.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 08 March 2017, 00:10
Replies: 26
Views: 3,960
Posted By Alan_c
If you gantry is moving while cutting in the Y...

If you gantry is moving while cutting in the Y (when it should be stationary) check to see that both X motors are working (i.e. turning under command) Drop one motor and jog in the X direction, if...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 02 December 2016, 01:19
Replies: 62
Views: 10,089
Posted By Alan_c
I am as green as your machine! that thing is a...

I am as green as your machine! that thing is a beast, do the steppers cope OK with the extra weight, I know that 6hp spindle is quite heavy.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 25 November 2016, 11:48
Replies: 7
Views: 2,090
Posted By Alan_c
Another very good one: ...

Another very good one:

https://www.youtube.com/user/saunixcomp John Saunders - NYC CNC
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 October 2016, 00:39
Replies: 410
Views: 36,221
Posted By Alan_c
That works, looks good!

That works, looks good!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 10 June 2016, 11:40
Replies: 48
Views: 6,866
Posted By Alan_c
Very nice and that staircase looks brilliant!...

Very nice and that staircase looks brilliant! would love to see more details on your indexer/lathe.

LOL I just watched the profile cut video, I think your shop staircase could do with an upgrade :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 10 June 2016, 11:37
Replies: 119
Views: 14,988
Posted By Alan_c
Thank you Dale, nice feedback.

Thank you Dale, nice feedback.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 May 2016, 03:52
Replies: 414
Views: 31,145
Posted By Alan_c
Very nice, tell us more about that attachment on...

Very nice, tell us more about that attachment on the bottom of the spindle, I assume its a type of hold down/ pressure foot?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 07 April 2016, 03:24
Replies: 358
Views: 35,663
Posted By Alan_c
I thought it was Copper Tone Bronze :p but never...

I thought it was Copper Tone Bronze :p but never mind green is the only colour that counts! Nicely done!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 31 March 2016, 03:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Alan_c
On this matter Sean, how did you make the...

On this matter Sean, how did you make the software play nicely with two Z-axes? In the CAM program and in Mach3?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 31 March 2016, 03:24
Replies: 358
Views: 35,663
Posted By Alan_c
Dont change it just yet, lets see how it works,...

Dont change it just yet, lets see how it works, it may be better for you as you have your dovetail jig at the back of the machine and this orientation may make it better when operating on that side,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 30 March 2016, 12:32
Replies: 358
Views: 35,663
Posted By Alan_c
Is there any particular reason why your Z-axis is...

Is there any particular reason why your Z-axis is mounted backwards in the Y-car?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 24 March 2016, 11:40
Replies: 215
Views: 27,919
Posted By Alan_c
Speed looks OK, you may still not have the...

Speed looks OK, you may still not have the correct acceleration settings though, it should not slow down like that when approaching a change in direction.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 March 2016, 12:14
Replies: 215
Views: 27,919
Posted By Alan_c
Cool! congrats.

Cool! congrats.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 11 March 2016, 00:34
Replies: 215
Views: 27,919
Posted By Alan_c
Ah! OK that makes sense, will be cool to see it...

Ah! OK that makes sense, will be cool to see it when its all done and installed.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 10 March 2016, 15:30
Replies: 215
Views: 27,919
Posted By Alan_c
Looks very cool, but why did you need to make the...

Looks very cool, but why did you need to make the spacer/mounting bracket? the matrix of mounting holes on the spindle will match up perfectly with the holes in the Z plate and tube (if you followed...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 25 February 2016, 14:21
Replies: 358
Views: 35,663
Posted By Alan_c
Better get your camera checked, that blue looks...

Better get your camera checked, that blue looks gold??!! :D
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 12 January 2016, 03:32
Replies: 31
Views: 7,662
Posted By Alan_c
Check your pinions where they attach to the...

Check your pinions where they attach to the motor/gearbox, its probably the pinions on the X-axis.
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 22 December 2015, 14:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By Alan_c
No 5 has been disassembled... No 5 is no longer...

No 5 has been disassembled... No 5 is no longer alive... (if you get this, you give your age away :-) )
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 27 October 2015, 01:56
Replies: 13
Views: 2,000
Posted By Alan_c
The plans are exactly that, a plan! this is not...

The plans are exactly that, a plan! this is not an instructable with every step set out and detailed to account for every persons individual requirements. Like any engineering plan, time must be...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 30 September 2015, 02:35
Replies: 719
Views: 54,163
Posted By Alan_c
Did you buy the PathPilot from Tormach or did it...

Did you buy the PathPilot from Tormach or did it come directly from the LinuxCNC source?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2015, 03:01
Replies: 202
Views: 32,643
Posted By Alan_c
And they would be doing it on massively rigid big...

And they would be doing it on massively rigid big iron machines $$$$$...
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