My CrossFire Pro Build

I found the instructions very easy to follow.
All of the parts fit perfectly.
I used drag chains to keep the X and Z axis cables out of harms way.
I mounted a touch screen to an adjustable arm mounted on the table.


The arm allows the screen to be exactly where I need it and I can swing it out of sparks way when cutting.

Electronics mount on the left side with a power strip.
Note the 5 inch square windows 10 computer to the right of the power strip.

I’ll be adding rubber bumpers to keep the bearings of the Y carriage from impacting the frame when I jog to Y0. I am having trouble locating just the right part for that. I may end up 3D printing parts using flexible filament.

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My wife would have killed me if I set my Crossfire up in the living room :grin:

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That is the civilized portion of my workshop.
All of the other space is full of CNC mills and whatevers.
Normally I drink beer and talk with my friends there.
But with Covid I have to drink beer by myself and that lets me build big things in that space.
I just hope I can get it through the double doors to where it will actually live.

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How does the small pc do?I was thinking about doing the same just to declutter.

What kind of pc is that? I got a 23” lenova touchscreen monitor with a tiny pc mounted to it for my setup…

hahahaha, i was thinking the exact same thing !

My first thought was… Wonder if there is a Harley by the fireplace. Nice hang out spot though.

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That might run Mach 3 as long as your stepping code is offloaded (as it is with CrossFire). I don’t know about FireControl, that might take more HP (and memory).

In case anyone is interested in the monitor and arm.

Asus VT168H 15.6” 1366x768 HDMI VGA 10-Point Touch Eye Care Monitor, 15.6-inch

https://www.amazon.com/VT168H-1366x768-10-Point-Touch-Monitor/dp/B01N4U7E7H

Enjoy!

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Oh yes, that should go nicely with the Persian Rugs we have in our Workshops… :wink:

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Where did you find these? Sure makes a clean looking install and protects wires nicely. :thinking:

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Just be careful with the storage limits. I have some of these little fanless machines and they can’t update Windows 10 because the minimum size requirements have gone up. Even using an external USB stick doesn’t workaround the issue. Otherwise they are superb!

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I just bought one and plan on using it only to my CrossFire Pro. I will turn off the WiFi and anything like screensaver that would cause problems for FireControl.

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Well, took the leap and started welding the pan up tonight. Im liking the way it is coming out.

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Well, finished welding this morning and leak checked for 2 hours…and have no leaks. Ta Daa!

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Nice weld.

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Tank ya very much. Thank god for pulse settings on the welder. Makes it so much easier.

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Looks pretty crude… better send it to me and try again … but in all seriousness those cable tracks turner out very nice. I hope this a add on in the future. As I know if I start from scratch it will take me way too long lol

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I followed @felich lead on the operator console. Absolutely love if it. The touch screen is sweet! Only change I made was I went with the mini PC with 4 gigs of ram. Next is a shelf and water table drain and fill.

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