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Finished Screens / New Simple Lathe Screen Set
« on: July 11, 2019, 02:10:21 PM »
Here you are have a play with this new Mach3 only Lathe Screen set.

Its got big buttons so will work with touchscreens and is colourful, this is because it was originally for education use but I was asked to make a general version because people liked it.

The only things that will change are if bugs are found in it.  Nothing will be added or changed that is up to you to do.

Its not like the standard lathe set, if you click the same green option button some of the screens cycle around different options, Position, Offset and Automatic all do this and the last screen is remembered.

That's it, see what you think.


I have added the portrait version now so you can turn your monitor on its side.

Works in progress / Coming soon to a lathe near you
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:16:31 PM »
Well folks here is a new lathe screen.

I am just finishing off a few bits and then the Mach3 version will be ready for you all to try.

This is a wide screen set best at 1366 x 768

This was done for education so its colourful and easy to read and use.  Most of what you need is there if its not well its tough.

Bug fixes is all that will change.

Mach4 General Discussion / Super Simple Screen Set (Mach4 Beta)
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:04:55 PM »
Here is a Mill/Router screen set for you to play with.

Anything it has not got you will NOT get.

Anything you want altering will NOT happen.

It was done for education and other than bug fixes it is what it is.

I have a Mach3 version too if anyone wants to try it.

Here is the link to the Lathe version :- https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=41385.0

Works in progress / Super simple single screen for Mill or Router
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:50:56 PM »
Here is a super simple screen for running a mill or router.  All the clutter is gone and its all you need to run a machine.

It was designed to use in education where all they need is to load some code and press go.

See what you think.

I will upload the files later when I have finished tweaking.


General Mach Discussion / ISO, BT, NT Taper angle
« on: January 08, 2017, 07:53:03 AM »
I need to machine a spindle taper ISO, NT, BT all the same taper 7:24 included angle, here is my question :-

What angle do I program into the lathe?

ATAN(7/24)/2 or ATAN(7/48) ?????

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Post
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:38:06 AM »
Hi  All,

has anybody got a Mach3 AlphaCAM 4 axis post they would like to share.


Tangent Corner / Cabin Fever Expo 2014 York PA
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:19:36 AM »
Some of you may know that Mach4 was demonstrated at Cabin Fever Expo in York PA over the weekend of the 12th April 2014

Here are a few pictures of the development team :-

Picture 1, shows Brian in full swing explaining the finer details of the blocking move to be used when attacked by savage monitors.

Picture 2, Steve puzzling over all the lines of code that make up Mach4

Picture 3, Todd waiting for coffee as Brian answers Email.

Picture 4, Paul trying out the 40% power saving claims on the monitors, 2 minuets later he was asleep, we concluded the claim was true

Share Your GCode / Mach3 and Mach4 Show Demo Code
« on: December 07, 2013, 08:37:11 PM »
Here is a ZIP file of a boat hull I produced as a demo for several of the shows last year, we ran it as a comparison on both Mach3 and Mach4.

It starts off as a 2.5D roughing pass and then finishes as a full 3D 45 degree pick feed finish profile.

The code is written for wood, plastic or wax type materials and a 24000 rpm spindle.  The feeds and speeds can be changed to match anything you need.

The material blank should be 45 (1-3/4") x 120 (4.75") x 32mm (1.25") minimum to allow for a 6mm on the metric version or a .250" cutter on the inch version.

The ZIP file has images of the part and also both Inch and mm versions of the code and IGES file of the part.

Please use with care as we do not imply any guarantee with this download.


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