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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 Cutter comp Problem
« on: February 02, 2007, 05:54:26 PM »
   So from what I am getting mach 3 does not understand a G12 Command.   I need to milll out  a bore in a Pocket format  (G12) rather than  a circular interpolation (G02)  mode.  How would one go about doing this in mach 3  using  cutter comp?   I wish it were as easy in mach 3 as it is in my Haas Mini Mill!     I have tried all the programming formats I would use in the Mini Mill  as well as experimenting  with  I,J,and R  commands in G02  and G12 and so far I cannot get a complete  pocket.

Scott

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 Cutter comp Problem
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:23:45 PM »
 I have  added a G42 command to the program and got some really strange simulations.   I  tried a  G42 command on the  X0.000  Y0.000 line as follows:  G42 G00 X0.000 Y 0.000 D01  and I also tried using it in the  G12  line as follows:  G12 G42 I.200 K.375 Q.075 D01   Both positions did not show an accurate toolpath.  I also had a G40 entered  at the second location of X0.000, Y0.000.


 

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General Mach Discussion / Mach 3 Cutter comp Problem
« on: February 01, 2007, 02:36:33 PM »
 Help Please!   I cannot get this program  to run correctly.

 I am trying to mill a bore that is .750 in diameter by .125 deep using a 3/8" endmill.    The following program is how I would accomplish this using  my Haas mill.    When I run this in Mach 3 the  program runs   centerline of tool  ignoring the offset.    I have a tool diameter of .375 entered on the tool page on tool #1.   This  bore needs to be programed using cutter comp  becuase there are slight variations in the part that fits into the bore  and the easiest way to  adjust the bore for  the part fit is to adjust the cutter diameter.

Thanks,

 Scott


(test cutter comp- TAIG )
G17 G40 G49 G64 G80 G94
N1
T1 M06 (3/8"" 2 FLUTE HSS ENDMILL)
G90 G54 G00 X-1.000 Y1.000
S2900 M03
G43 H01 Z0.500 M08
G00 X0.000 Y0.000
G00 Z.100
G01 Z-.125 F12.0
G12   I0.200 K0.375 Q0.075 D01 F12.0
G00 Z1.000
G00Y0.000 X0.000
G00 Y1.000
G00 X-1.000
M30


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 with Xylotex Control
« on: January 27, 2007, 10:57:30 PM »
The computer in question  has a AMD Athlon  Prosessor running 1.49 GHZ.    This system only has 256 MB RAM.  Could this be my problem?

Scott

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 with Xylotex Control
« on: January 27, 2007, 09:44:54 PM »
Brett,

 No wireless connection on the first computer.

Scott

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 with Xylotex Control
« on: January 27, 2007, 09:03:51 PM »
Ok here is what I have.   After numerous attempts trying to get mach 3   to move my steppers I decided to try  a different computer.  I took  my desktop  to the machine , Installed the Mach 3 software, set  the configuration to the same settings I was trying to run on the  previous computer and guess what  IT  WORKS!!!  So  the problem is within the computer itself.   The computer  that  I was trying  to get Mach 3 to run on  was a pentium 3 machine running windows XP  and has 512 MB ram.    I am not  sure what to look for in the  computer but at least I now know where the problem is.

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General Mach Discussion / Mach 3 with Xylotex Control
« on: January 27, 2007, 12:30:10 PM »
 I am having difficulty in getting Mach 3  to  work  with my Xylotex Control.   When I power up  my  control the steppers will lock  but i  cannot get them to  move  by inputting any commands from mach 3.   I have  setup Mach 3  with the same port  and pin settings that I use in mach 2.    Is anyone using mach3   with the  Xylotex 4 axis control  using stepper motors? If you are could you email me your XML setup file so I can check it against mine? 

 If you have any suggestions please post them as well.

 Thanks in advance!

Scott

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