Hi Gang…as an owner of the OG Crossfire plasma table, I was excited to dip my toes into the world of CNC machining with the MR-1. This forum is a tremendous asset and wanted to do my part in “paying forward” a modification idea.
I decided against purchasing the touchscreen computer setup due to space constraints in my garage. I’ve got a Dell laptop computer I’ve been using for a few years that stays in the garage where I’ve got all my fabrication software: Fusion360, FireControl, CutControl, etc. Since I flip back and forth between my Crossfire table and the MR-1, I decided to use the Crossfire laptop stand on my MR-1 as well. (It’s this one here on Fireshare: Laptop Stand for Crossfire | FireShare | Langmuir Systems). All I needed to do was buy an additional pin hinge and makeup a simple mounting bracket using existing holes on the MR-1 leg. As you can see in the pics, the laptop+stand swings out the the way easily and the pin-hinge system makes moving it back and forth between MR-1 and Crossfire table super easy and convenient.
And best of all, I cut my first test part to measure the accuracy of my setup…I’d say it’s pretty dialed-in!
I’m really happy with the MR-1 and unlocks a whole new world of fabrication capability