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Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 23 August 2010, 05:44
Replies: 10
Views: 5,542
Posted By rotorzoomer
Update...

After making some noise today and adjusting the thickness and quantity of tabs i concluded that the chatter marks are due to the parts vibrating while cutting and nothing attributed to issues of...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 22 August 2010, 07:55
Replies: 10
Views: 5,542
Posted By rotorzoomer
I checked that also, that was one of the first...

I checked that also, that was one of the first things i learnt about CAM and vectors and always ensure i convert to ARC or BEZIER.
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 22 August 2010, 07:34
Replies: 10
Views: 5,542
Posted By rotorzoomer
It's all tight I am suspecting that after...

It's all tight

I am suspecting that after inspecting the 4 corners, all have various levels of chatter from none to worse which leads me to believe my tabs came loose and where not thick enough.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 22 August 2010, 06:00
Replies: 10
Views: 5,542
Posted By rotorzoomer
Chatter Marks on Cutting

Took the MM beast for a drive today and ran some cuts and noticed that i am experiencing chatter on the cutting of rounded edges on the board.

- I am using a Makita Router
- 6mm 2 Flute Straight...
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Wed 04 August 2010, 05:29
Replies: 11
Views: 7,141
Posted By rotorzoomer
I am getting annoyed at the excessive hand...

I am getting annoyed at the excessive hand holding given out regarding this user that is taking up my quality reading time on this forum. Obviously no instructions have been read or any effort put...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 21 July 2010, 08:56
Replies: 54
Views: 14,406
Posted By rotorzoomer
Gerald, Your comment about people taking the...

Gerald,

Your comment about people taking the serial number issue too seriously excited me because it reminded me about what i tell people when they come to me about marketing a product...QUOTE:...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 21 July 2010, 08:41
Replies: 54
Views: 14,406
Posted By rotorzoomer
We must not forget that MechMate is a brand and...

We must not forget that MechMate is a brand and any ideas no matter how ridiculous will either add or subtract to what that brand stands for.

Custom serial numbers offers a feeling of...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 20 July 2010, 22:50
Replies: 54
Views: 14,406
Posted By rotorzoomer
From purely a very deep psychological point of...

From purely a very deep psychological point of view and as an incentive to complete MM builds one should be able to select from a POOL OF NUMBERS e.g. 0 - 99 then 100 - 199 e.t.c.

When i selected...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Sun 18 July 2010, 17:32
Replies: 19
Views: 6,559
Posted By rotorzoomer
The is the same conversation posted over at Mach3...

The is the same conversation posted over at Mach3 Forum.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=v7k4gvo8mv2m8i218fanulrpq0&topic=15307.0

Medicine not taken.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 16 July 2010, 08:19
Replies: 25
Views: 8,316
Posted By rotorzoomer
Good point Pablo....the font may have been edited...

Good point Pablo....the font may have been edited to kind of make it unique to that logo design and would share features from different fonts. Unless a MM forum member knows a graphic designer /...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 16 July 2010, 05:17
Replies: 25
Views: 8,316
Posted By rotorzoomer
I don't think that it's related to MAC or PC but...

I don't think that it's related to MAC or PC but more related to commercial uses of font libraries that are not free in general, most designers who pay for fonts get access to great font designs that...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 16 July 2010, 04:46
Replies: 25
Views: 8,316
Posted By rotorzoomer
Visit this website --> http://www.identifont.com ...

Visit this website --> http://www.identifont.com

The font is similar to IMPACT with the wrong R but also similar to FF GOVAN ONE with the wrong G

On that website, search for fonts like IMPACT &...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 16 July 2010, 01:58
Replies: 25
Views: 8,316
Posted By rotorzoomer
Impact

Impact
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 13 July 2010, 04:41
Replies: 87
Views: 48,986
Posted By rotorzoomer
Pinions

I will go with the cheaper version unless anybody can comment and add a few more words of wisdon, will see how it goes with the general china pinions.
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Sat 10 July 2010, 06:15
Replies: 87
Views: 48,986
Posted By rotorzoomer
Pinion Quality

Is their any immediate and compelling reason for me to buy the more expensive euro made $ 38.00 AUD pinions compared to the Chinese $ 8.00 AUD version?

I am not into solving problems that i don't...
Forum: The Market Place Fri 25 June 2010, 08:32
Replies: 0
Views: 1,943
Posted By rotorzoomer
Surplus Laser Parts

I have a set of unused rail grinding skates and full set of direct drive / geared drive motor plates with holes tapped for OM motors.

- Grinding Skate $ 20.00 per set (1 set available and comes...
Forum: Rails & Rollers Thu 24 June 2010, 08:40
Replies: 12
Views: 7,188
Posted By rotorzoomer
Besser, i am not sure how to follow that...

Besser, i am not sure how to follow that info?:confused:
Forum: Rails & Rollers Thu 24 June 2010, 05:50
Replies: 12
Views: 7,188
Posted By rotorzoomer
Rail Levels

My rails are perfectly parallel and level across the X axis but both rails on the X are tilted back outwards 0.9 degrees which makes the gantry v roller bearings not sit properly but only just!!:)
...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 22 June 2010, 08:31
Replies: 154
Views: 106,723
Posted By rotorzoomer
Exhange Rate

It also depends on the exchange rate at the time of your MM commitment to build.

For me in Australia, i would not have even conceived undertaking the project early 2009 when the AUD Currency...
Forum: The Market Place Sat 19 June 2010, 03:25
Replies: 6
Views: 3,056
Posted By rotorzoomer
Stop Blocks

Will the new type stop blocks have the two holes ready for M8 thread tapping for attachment to the gantry or do we now need to first drill then tap?
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Tue 15 June 2010, 06:58
Replies: 54
Views: 36,508
Posted By rotorzoomer
Struts

I will be designing for a 250mm Z-Axis and therefore will be requesting a 250mm Stroke gas strut rated at 15kgs to be on the safe side as per the MM plans. The gassing of these struts to my knowledge...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 June 2010, 08:19
Replies: 1,078
Views: 253,343
Posted By rotorzoomer
Cable

I am using the LAPP Olflex Classic 115CY 4G1 Part No. 1136204 (4 Core + Shield)

This cable will be used for everything both internal and external to the control box and will even be used to run my...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 June 2010, 07:13
Replies: 268
Views: 64,430
Posted By rotorzoomer
Router

Hold onto that Makita 3612C:)...word on the street from my research at tool shops is that the newer models (Australian Editions Only) are amongst the worst Makita have brought out in a long time.
Forum: 70. Control Systems Wed 09 June 2010, 06:46
Replies: 64
Views: 24,489
Posted By rotorzoomer
I think i will just start with the stopper blocks...

I think i will just start with the stopper blocks but wire enough cable to the MechMate for an install of limit switches or other device to detect the ends at a later date.

I have faith in Mach's...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Wed 09 June 2010, 04:06
Replies: 64
Views: 24,489
Posted By rotorzoomer
Ideas?

I am up to that awkward part of the planning stages where there is much debate on which method of homing / referencing is best to use and as you know the parts you buy changes with each design.
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