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General Mach Discussion / 4th Axis
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:51:22 PM »
I have my new 4th axis on my router
Besides indexing.   Is there a way to use the axis to turn ?
Example... Using 1/2 end mill to traverse my long axis while spinning at
500 rpm..  Then proceed with a indexing type operation?
Without having different profile such as axis swap.
Would changing the general configure from angular accomplish this ?
So far at the midi line I am not getting it done.
A axis motor is a geared ac servo.

General Mach Discussion / Tool Path Display
« on: July 15, 2015, 08:59:58 AM »
Mach 3 version 3.043.066

I have a 4 axis router.  My "Long" axis is setup as X.  Is there a way to change my tool path display
to reflect this configuration?  It was not too confusing until I recently added the 4th axis.

General Mach Discussion / Mach/Integration/Hardware
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:26:29 AM »

I would like to pass along my experiences converting my  3 axis knee mill.
I converted the mill from a early 90's Southwestern Industries package that ran the OS from a floppy and loaded all the programs by floppy. Now I am running Mach Mill, have a great interface control box that can be customized to my liking.
I was very fortunate to find a member here SS Systems  Scott (Poppabear) Shafer that has guided thru the selection and purchase of  hardware, software configurations and developed software to enhance the project. While I am not new to machining and have installed some "factory" kits on mills at work, this proved to be a steeper learning curve than I first estimated. My hardware was purchased from CNC4PC  (Arturo Duncan).   As with many new projects there are ALWAYS rocks in the path to success.  Most of the rocks in my road were created by my level of inexperience but were solved by Scott and Arturo.  Scott developed a plugin to enhance my MPG and allow me to use a hand held switch for Feed/Pause  control. I had a hand held switch setup at work and was comfortable using it. The plugin for the pendant Scott developed installed and works flawlessly.Now I have a mill setup exactly as I wanted, with all the bells and whistles(for now) that will allow me to create the projects I could not have done with the old system.
Mach software, CNC4PC hardware and the infinite patience of Scott Shafer have allowed me to breath new and improved life into my old mill.
Now it is time to model up some parts and enjoy the new setup.

General Mach Discussion / Pendant Settings and Brains
« on: April 06, 2011, 02:49:28 PM »
I am trying to setup a C32 Board on a 2nd LPt to operate a 6 axis pendant.
Communications  worked when I readdressed my Mother Board port to Port 2
and the add-on PCI port to Port 1.  However, when I enable the "Disable LPT2"
brain my spindle will not run unless I hold the enable button.
I am guessing the brain has some issues but not sure.
Does anyone have a CNC4PC C32 board and 6 axis pendant working
where all the functions such as feed and speed adjustments (axis 5 and 6)
work.  I am running a VFD controlled from the board with step and direction
voltage output for speed and direction.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Mastercam X 4 or 5 Post
« on: February 02, 2011, 11:47:36 AM »

Can anyone help me with some sample files produced by MasterCam X for Mach3 Mill.
My reseller is working on what post to use with Mach3 Mill but ask that I send some sample
files so he can review the post.


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