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    Quote Originally Posted by Switcher View Post
    I use Vb.net, & the timer event works in milliseconds, I think that is a standard for most other programming languages.

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    Switcher..welcome and don't go away again from this thread... you are the programmer of this project ..OKAY!!! ... Can't we adjust that timing in Gcode!! i think there is DWELL command....

    P.S: I did some programming with VB Timer function but its not trustworthy



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    There is no software already written. The PCQuilter software is proprietary. I know the quilting machine you mentioned is being controlled with mach3, but you are very limited in the features that you could get vs. the features that custom software would allow you, such as repeats, mirrors, flips, echo's, etc.

    For what you are doing, you will just need to use standard 2d cad software for digitizing as you are going to use mach3 as the controller.

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    Hmmmm.. thanks for such agood information..its really help.. I saw a Quilting machine being controlled with Mach3 (you can see it in the first page of this thread)..So Mach3 will be controller software for my machine, as far as the CAM software do u know any low cost or Free Quilting software out there in market??




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    SWITCHER..are you listnining to Wade... You can do it man..You can do it

    OKAY... Wade..so nice of you for being with us as a supportive Team Member...Now apart from the flip,rotate etc functions Mach3 is good choice for Hobbiest... We can do all that things in separate Gcode files and load it in Mach3 as per our requirements...

    we are happy that we have an experienced person in quiltining business for guiding us...Thanks wade



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    For creating code, start with a image file and strip it to the colors you want for a given item. Force it to black (for fill) and white (for background). Run and Image to Gcode software (included with EMC other versions should be available as well). If you need additional colors or need to add thread (some known point) invoke a toolchange to swap bobbins.

    Why not use Z values to run the needle motor speed. This way as you approach the edges, smaller Z's slow the "spindle".

    Just some thoughts - interesting project.

    BMG



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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid View Post
    Switcher..welcome and don't go away again from this thread... you are the programmer of this project ..OKAY!!! ... Can't we adjust that timing in Gcode!! i think there is DWELL command....

    P.S: I did some programming with VB Timer function but its not trustworthy


    I think Mach3 should be able to handle all your timing with no prob, with a g-code "G04 (dwell)".

    So adjust any pause in the g-code, like you said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BMG View Post
    For creating code, start with a image file and strip it to the colors you want for a given item. Force it to black (for fill) and white (for background). Run and Image to Gcode software (included with EMC other versions should be available as well). If you need additional colors or need to add thread (some known point) invoke a toolchange to swap bobbins.

    Why not use Z values to run the needle motor speed. This way as you approach the edges, smaller Z's slow the "spindle".

    Just some thoughts - interesting project.

    BMG
    BMG..Thanks for your input.. we are not going to Image to G-code programming for at least right now..The concept you posted seems workable.. However, We have following phases of work..
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    To make a CNC quilting machine with manual rolling of fabric.
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    To CNC control the rolling mechanism
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    To convert this machine to CNC embroidary.

    Replacing the Spindle motor with Stepper motor is a good option..but we not going toward it..because no one here will modify the original design of machine.. We are going to rather very simple and cost effective solution for controlling the stitches length....

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    So I recieved my V-rollers and angle brackets.. Tomorrow i will survey the structural steel market for some angle iron...

    The Original V-rollers in the last pictures are used in my new Metallic CNC Machine

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    For Quilting Patch work..I want to cut the layesrs of Fabric on my CNC ROuter..Now if some one give my the details of Knife-cutter OR any cutter that can be used on CNC router..
    Somebody tell me how they hold the fabric and how the knife cutter function?

    http://free3dscans.blogspot.com/ http://my-woodcarving.blogspot.com/
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    Khalid
    Man, I go away for a few days and you have about gotten this thing figured out.. I see you have some heavy hitters in here helping you out. I am sorry I havent gotten by to get pictures of the manual unit, She has not been available when I can get there to take pics.

    But I will try before the weekend. However you have drawn the exact carriage I saw on her machine. And the foot is very simular. If she can manually quilt with the machine I saw, I think the timing issue is not very important (on Quilting). You will need to attack that for Embroidery though.



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    Blackbeared52 ..Thanks you come back and join the thread...

    I didn't found the quilting foot here, and have no resources to get from the foreign.. Here Paypal or any other account not working for me in Pakistan..I am stucked only for the hopping foot that doesn't cost more than 10~15bucks... I am also surveying for the Knife-Cutter that can be easily used with my CNC Router for fabric cutting..but still found nothing here
    All things except 'Hopping Foot' and 'Knife Cutter' are available with me......

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    Exclamation Contribution

    Hello everybody, a few days ago I read the thread, I wish to lose no, please!
    In fact long time ago I read this forum, but I register now.
    This is my contribution

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    The pass is FACTORARGENTO as my nickname...


    This is a very rudimentary peruvian CNC embroiderer, but it works.!
    All the info is in Spanish (sorry)

    The author of this work and I just want this to be shared for free with no commercial purposes.

    Thank you.
    Ivan.

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    All the info is in Spanish (sorry)
    And loosely translated into English

    Bob

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