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    Re: Acorn and Rays feedback

    I have a UC100 which I bought from Banggood.
    If you bought from Banggood then you do not have a UC100. What you have is Chinese fake electronics. Warnings on the UC100 product page: CNCdrive - motion controls
    It's the same as if Chinese start to copy the Acorn and sell it under the name Acorn, look like the Acorn. It just has nothing to do with the original controller. If the Acorn will become popular enough then the same will likely happen to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    If you bought from Banggood then you do not have a UC100. What you have is Chinese fake electronics. Warnings on the UC100 product page: CNCdrive - motion controls
    It's the same as if Chinese start to copy the Acorn and sell it under the name Acorn, look like the Acorn. It just has nothing to do with the original controller. If the Acorn will become popular enough then the same will likely happen to it.
    There is not chance of that happening with Acorn there software has been developed for 40Years and has been an OEM supplier for more than 20 years if it was going to be copied it would of been long ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by mactec54 View Post
    There is not chance of that happening with Acorn there software has been developed for 40Years and has been an OEM supplier for more than 20 years if it was going to be copied it would of been long ago
    Don't be so naive. If it will become popular then they will copy it just like they copy everything.
    They even copy full cities: https://www.insider.com/china-fake-c...-has-a-canal-2

    They even cracked Mach3 and selling it with their machines. I have a friend who got it on a pendrive with his machine purchase.

    It is interesting that you say that Acorn is developed for 40years? Then why is it released only about 1 year ago?! They developed it for 39 years and then released it 1 year ago, so it is 40 years old.

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    I started to suspect that was the case and you have confirmed it. It is one of the pitfalls of online shopping and the risk with some products, particularly electronic components, a major problem. Shopping for the cheapest has its drawbacks.

    The problem for the uninitiated when you connect a couple of these components together that do not work is where and how to isolate and test for faults.

    The Chinese are brilliant and counterfeiting stuff as your link to the cities illustrates. But what they cannot copy are the atmospherics, ambience, sounds and smells. In my experience the smell of most asian cities is quite similar.
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    Their problem is that they can't copy things 100% correctly. They make half baked fake products without proper testing and quality controls, but lots of people gets so attracted of the low price that they buying it. They do not realise that with a machine tool controller the cheap stuff quickly becomes the most expensive one when the machine starts to behave and make errors.

    Yes they think that copying a city successfully is just copying the architectures, but they can't copy the people living in those cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    Don't be so naive. If it will become popular then they will copy it just like they copy everything.
    They even copy full cities: https://www.insider.com/china-fake-c...-has-a-canal-2

    They even cracked Mach3 and selling it with their machines. I have a friend who got it on a pendrive with his machine purchase.

    It is interesting that you say that Acorn is developed for 40years? Then why is it released only about 1 year ago?! They developed it for 39 years and then released it 1 year ago, so it is 40 years old.

    Mach3 it was going to happen the software used for Acorn has been around longer than Mach3

    You can't read, I said there software that the Acorn is using has been in use for 20 Years they started there business 40 years ago and there software has evolved into one of the controls that OEMs have been using for a very long time Acorn is just the Hardware
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    Their problem is that they can't copy things 100% correctly. They make half baked fake products without proper testing and quality controls, but lots of people gets so attracted of the low price that they buying it. They do not realise that with a machine tool controller the cheap stuff quickly becomes the most expensive one when the machine starts to behave and make errors.

    Yes they think that copying a city successfully is just copying the architectures, but they can't copy the people living in those cities.
    They usually invite people from the different countries to go and live and work there, Disney in the USA has been building replica cities for years, it's all about tourism
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    Quote Originally Posted by mactec54 View Post
    Mach3 it was going to happen the software used for Acorn has been around longer than Mach3

    You can't read, I said there software that the Acorn is using has been in use for 20 Years they started there business 40 years ago and there software has evolved into one of the controls that OEMs have been using for a very long time Acorn is just the Hardware
    Last time (few months ago) you said they are in business 30 years, wow they ageing quickly that now they are in business 40 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    Last time (few months ago) you said they are in business 30 years, wow they getting old quickly that now they are in business 40 years.
    I checked there web site and corrected the years they have been in business, it's on there web site

    Founded in 1979 by two Penn State graduates, a computer programmer and a electronics engineer with the vision to create PC based CNC control electronics and software that was user friendly, reliable and affordable. Since 1979 Centroid has grown over the years and supplies innovative CNC Control systems to both a OEM and DIY customer base with a wide variety of CNC applications. Located in Howard, Pennsylvania, USA. Centroid designs and manufactures its own turn key 5 axis CNC machining centers along with CNC control kits and CNC components for both the OEM CNC and DIY CNC marketplaces.
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    OK, cool. I like newer and dynamic companies more than old dinasours though but as always it is probably just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    OK, cool. I like newer and dynamic companies more than old dinasours though but as always it is probably just me.
    Not dynamic when they build there own 5axes machining centers that's a cut above anyone else that offers a first class control for the hobby user, as far as old dinosaurs they did it right the first time, there control is better than most and offers everything that a modern control has and more enjoy


    A560 5-Axis CNC Articulating-Head Porting Machine - high-speed cylinder head porting, digitize and port intake and exhaust ports and combustion chambers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mactec54 View Post
    Not dynamic when they build there own 5axes machining centers that's a cut above anyone else that offers a first class control for the hobby user, as far as old dinosaurs they did it right the first time, there control is better than most and offers everything that a modern control has and more enjoy


    A560 5-Axis CNC Articulating-Head Porting Machine - high-speed cylinder head porting, digitize and port intake and exhaust ports and combustion chambers...
    Oh I thought that what I read is that the Acorn can control 4 axis only, so how is the above video relevant?

    By "dynamic" I ment how a company acts not their control.

    What are they offering with the Acorn that other controls like Mach3, UCCNC, LinuxCNC can't do?

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