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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) /
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:15:39 AM »
That's slick! Video of it working?

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General Mach Discussion / cnc Optical comparator + mach 3?
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:13:57 PM »
Found a optical comparator that the cnc function has stopped working, but the quadra check 2000 still functions, and the light. The shop was using it manually until they bought a new unit. I was thinking I could convert it to "powered" manual with the job and step function that mach 3 has. Worst case I could use hand wheels, but it got me thinking what else I could do with it. I saw the software centrecam, and even remembered mach 3's video plugin. Haven't seen anyone use mach 3 yet like this. Will load up some pictures of the machine tomorrow.

Specs to my knowledge
Image Orientation
Fully corrected, Full telecentric
Optical working distance
7"/178mm fixed on all magnifications
Illumination
Profile projection: Built-in 24V/150W collimated tungsten halogen Optional 250W mercury arc Optional surface reflection: 1000W coaxial thru-the-lens system
Screen size
15" (380mm) Ground glass with cross-lines
Work stage
Cast iron, hard plated, 30" x 7" (765mm x 178mm) universal dovetail Optional heavy duty 32.5" x 7.5" (820mm x 190mm) universal dovetail
Weight capacity
150 lbs (70Kg)
Work stage travel
X = 9" (410mm) motorized horizontal travel Optional increase of X-axis = 12"/305 with heavy duty 32.5" x 7.5" table Y = 7" (230mm) motorized vertical travel Optional increase of Y-axis = 8"/205 with heavy duty 32.5" x 7.5" table
Stage Helix
+/- 10 degrees via table pivot with 1 min large format side stage venier
Work stage accuracy
Within +/- 0.004mm + [(L/20).001]
Linear scale resolution
Standard: 0.001mm/.00005” Optional: 0.0005mm/.000020"
Repeatability
+/- 1 Scale count (0.001mm/.00005")
Coated telecentric lenses
Fully Corrected: 10x, 20x, 31.25x, 50x, 62.5x, 100x
Lens Mount
Single lens mount or optional 4 position internal motorized turret
Optical accuracy
Within +/- .10% profile projection or surface reflection
Power requirements
120V or 240V AC, 50/60 Hz, 15 Amp
Weight
Net 3050 lbs (1380 kg) Crated 3200lbs (1451 kg)

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Also, what paint did you decide to go with something coolant/oil resistant? Is that metal your painting on or plastic?

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Love the shop! Drooling! haha

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Post Processors / Mastercam V9 through X5 Mach 3 Post Processor
« on: January 08, 2015, 11:06:35 AM »
Full credit to "LowryIndustries".

To prevent file duplication, and confusion please navigate here to download: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,18586.0.html


"It's been a long while since I installed it but it works like a champ.  It's a heavily modified Post file for Mach3 and Mastercam where the mill I am running is an older Bridgeport Boss 6.  The post is just about as perfect as you can ask for and I have been using it weekly if not daily for a couple years now without a problem at all.

It should work for all versions of Mastercam V9 and greater.  I am using Mastercam X5.

And the best thing about this Post Processor is it's entirely generic.  It will work on any standard mill.  It supports tool changes, tool heights, tool wear, flood cooling, etc.

Just download the attached file to (on an XP system):
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\shared mcamx5\MILL\Posts  "

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Bingo!
« on: January 08, 2015, 10:57:54 AM »
Attached is Lowryindustries original post processor from above, and his comments.

"It's been a long while since I installed it but it works like a champ.  It's a heavily modified Post file for Mach3 and Mastercam where the mill I am running is an older Bridgeport Boss 6.  The post is just about as perfect as you can ask for and I have been using it weekly if not daily for a couple years now without a problem at all.

It should work for all versions of Mastercam V9 and greater.  I am using Mastercam X5.

And the best thing about this Post Processor is it's entirely generic.  It will work on any standard mill.  It supports tool changes, tool heights, tool wear, flood cooling, etc."

Just download the attached file to (on an XP system):
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\shared mcamx5\MILL\Posts 

If you download it, please pay it forward, and help out the next guy on here, and shoot him a private message and thank him.

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If anyone still has a copy of this, please private message me, and I will shoot you my email!
Thank you!!!!

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Also looking for mastercam x5 mach 3 post (with no auto tool changer).

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Hello,

Any chance I can get a copy of this? The website is down and no longer in service... Thank you!

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This is a gorgeous machine. I'm looking at picking up one myself from a local tech school. Have you been happy with it so far? I'm hoping to use the stock electronics as long as i can before i have to retrofit. If i do, i will be happily following your setup and copying it since its so dang nice!! What paint did you go with? It turned out wonderful.

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