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    John Deere Engine

    RIP Chuck you really inspired me with your Rong Fu 30 cnc conversion. Hope mine turns out as good. Wherever you end up I hope they appreciate having a handy machinist around.
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    Rong Fu 30 Mechanical conversion done........now it's programs

    Ninefinger, Thanks for your input. I'll take a look at the Fusion 360/Linuxcnc comination and "blunder on". This is a very steep learning curve..............especially for someone who is adverse to the vagaries, black magic and witchcraft that is computers. I believe the adversity will be...
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    Rong Fu 30 Mechanical conversion done........now it's programs

    Ninefinger, I had assumed Mach 3 and Linuxcnc were CAM ................. but I've been wrong before. I knew that Alibre Design was only CAD - not CAM. Sounds like Fusion 360 has quite a following, and being integrated CAD/CAM, may be the way to go. I thought it was the CAM that generated the...
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    Rong Fu 30 Mechanical conversion done........now it's programs

    Wizard, Alibre Design 11.2 is cad...........and it's what I've got and paid for so I'm trying to use it. Mach 3 is to provide my CAM and I thought it was well respected. The parallel port setup is the means to hook my Stepperonline drivers/motors/breakout board to my computer.I have a Mach 3...
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    Rong Fu 30 Mechanical conversion done........now it's programs

    I have followed Chuck Fellow's route to convert my Rong Fu30 to cnc. Now that I have the mechanical side of the conversion completed (?) I now have to get programs working. I have an older version of Alibre Design 11.2, that the new owners no longer support, If I can revive my old computer...
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    Enco (Rong Fu RF30) Mill/Drill Conversion

    Chuck, Given the benefit of hindsight, when converting your RF30, would you still go with the Nema 23 425oz, 48v DC, 3 to 1 geared combination ??? I'm converting a RF30 and am following your thread intently.
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