To all those who have used, or still use Mach3, you might be interested to know that Art Fenerty, the programmer of Mach3, has now retired.
He has played a major part in turning the CNC world upside down and making CNC affordable to the masses.
He has handed over the reigns to Brian Barker, who is continuing to build on top of Arts code.
If you wanted to wish him well, you could post in this thread, and I will get him to check here from time to time.
Being outside the square !!!
Walking is highly over-rated
Yep, Thanks a whole bunch for developing such a fantastic package as Mach3 and it's predecessors, Art. I love the programs and the speed of your updates were truly amazing. I hope you won't be missed (so you can do what you want without interruption) but I think you will by the many folk you have touched.
I wish you well in any of your endeavors.
I am not completely useless.......I can always serve as a BAD example.
10 salutes to u Art Fenerty Mach3 is the software of the century
Thank You Art. When I retire I plan on putting my Mach to work(Play)..!
Thanks a million, Art.
Dos and I do not get along very well, so I was glad to see Mach 3 for the first time and every time I fire up Windows. Three or four years ago, I had no clue what cnc was. Now I am working on my fourth machine. Mach 3 has been a blessing and i certainly am thankful for all your hard work and dedication to us hobbyist.
Now relax and have some fun. You certainly have earned that right.
Thanks a million for making this hobby what it is.
You are the very reason I have gotten involved in CNC. As others have said, DOS and I don't get along well at all. I discovered MACH 3 and now am a certified VICTIM of the CNC hobby. Your work and the results are truly amazing. I'm a big experimenter - but without the knowledge to work with scripts, etc in any useful detail - and MACH has opened paths of great adventure. You'll be greatly missed Art - I hope Brian doesn't get lost in your shoes!
Mach isn't just for hobbies - the accuracy, utility and ease of use are Production Shop quality of the highest nature. A friend of mine has a Faro (sp?) mill for high performance engine work and my old Supermax mill does things as well, and usually with much less fussing, using Mach 3, as his $100,000 mill! Now for some new ballscrews...... donations, anyone??
Have a great retirement and all the best for the future from a very happy Mach user. Best wishes, Keith
Art you have helped me so much as a new commer to the cnc world, your time that you spent on the phone walking me thru you Mach system is priceless. Thank you for all you help. Carl Messenger in Calif...
thx and enjoy you will be remembered
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