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I have Mach3. I would like to have the same setup as is shown in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYxYEaLFJyA

He wrote that he is using the turning screenset and he wrote a custom tool change macro that applies a work offset for the appropriate tool.

I am trying to figure out how and where to input the tool offsets in Mach3 to accomplish this.

I learned an aweful lot about how to set up offsets in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5xjzFy8vEY

The 2nd video above uses a different controller than Mach3 but there's got to be a similar way to do this in Mach3 as well I just have no idea where to start.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Phantom limit stop
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:46:57 AM »
I am having a limit switch triggered error with mach 3. I do not have limit switches on my Taig mill however.
I cannot reset using the reset icon.
I have to go into settings and manually turn off the limits in order to reset.
Now the jog rate is VERY slow but the program and return to Z runs at normal speed.
When I shut down and restart mach 3, the issue is there once again and I have to manually switch off the limits like I did before.

I've never had this issue with my Taig.

Any advice?

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LazyTurn / use mill as a lathe with Lazyturn
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:09:21 PM »
Does anyone have any info on how to use lazyturn to use a mill as a lathe, particularly to setup locations of different tools on the bed?
I have a taig mill running mach3. Have been wanting to do this for a few years now. maybe it's time! thanks fellas

examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJ2aDzsnlA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14kPk6nxYgI

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Wow, thanks! Now I might actually get something cut over the weekend :)

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I have a Taig mill and always use gcode. However, I'd like to be able to slow down the rapid movements so I can use it "manually" using keyboard.
Its a pain to write code just to do simple operations and machine moves too fast. Tried going into settings and override but that didn't work.
Anybody done this before and can point me in the right direction? Have done online searches and came up with nothing helpful.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: using taig mill as lathe with mach3
« on: June 23, 2011, 04:42:02 PM »
The drilling holes explanation makes sense. Alot easier for me to visualize :)
thanks Hood,
Jiohn

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General Mach Discussion / Re: using taig mill as lathe with mach3
« on: June 22, 2011, 09:59:48 AM »
Hi Hood.
So somewhere within the output software it will have to know where the material comes in contact with the tip of the tool. That is the offset you are referring to?
John

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General Mach Discussion / using taig mill as lathe with mach3
« on: June 22, 2011, 09:19:08 AM »
Does anyone know how to do this?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S34fe7JHkSo

I have a taig mill and this is exactly what I've been wanting to do.

I have no idea how the software "knows" where the tooling is and how this will tie into lathe toolpath software.

John


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General Mach Discussion / Re: maxnc driven by mach III
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:24:30 AM »
Hi Hood, file is attached. It is my understanding it is only for 3 axis and does not include code for the 4th.
John

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General Mach Discussion / Re: maxnc driven by mach III
« on: February 11, 2011, 08:01:51 AM »
Having issues homing maxnc15cl2 with mach 3. Thanks to the help I've received, I've finally gotten the machine to move. I'm running mach 3 demo version on XP. I was told to install an xml file made for maxnc and it worked. I opened a small sample g code file that came with the original maxnc software. The machine moved a little and the spindle turned on and stayed on until it ran thru the gcode file. I tried to home it in mach3 but am doing something wrong. Also there is the issue of two of the axis not moving, just the one and the spindle powering on. In mach 3 the part is shown in the display in the upper right on the screen and I can see it running through the gcode lines and the corresponding display of the part is moving as well but machine is not.

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