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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:18:51 PM »
I'll make refinements in the days to come.
It is important to say however that none of this would have been possible without your help and patients.

JR

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 16, 2012, 11:56:38 AM »
 "Poor Man's Turret CNC"
With the help of Hood this is the result. Also the tool wear offset has been changed so that
you make the part BIGGER by + tool wear, SMALLER by - tool wear (same as Okuma, Hass, etc.

JR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMU7Iwl7IeA

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General Mach Discussion / The Results :
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:56:43 AM »
A little while back I wanted to use a rotary table as a "Poor Man's Turret CNC"
With the help of Hood this is the result. Also the tool wear offset has been changed so that
you make the part BIGGER by + tool wear, SMALLER by - tool wear (same as Okuma, Hass, etc.

JR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMU7Iwl7IeA

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 02, 2012, 11:29:19 AM »
The lathe works perfectly !
"Hood" worked with me for hours. Made a screenset, wrote a .m1s, did a little of this and a little of that and the results were AMAZING !
I quickly wrote a three tool program and it worked with absolute precision. I could not be happier with my 12 tool CNC lathe.

He embraced my novice skill level and refused to quit until it worked. He would make a great president of the United States.
JR

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 02, 2012, 06:17:52 AM »
Thats my problem  :(
The stepper gets power, I can go to the mill screen and it works great using page up/down and "A" in MDI/G code.
I've copied all the setups from Mill to Turn. The stepper gets power upon hitting reset but the page up/down and MDI/G are ineffective.
It appears I'll have to take the time to learn what I need to learn so we can get this project off the ground.
We at the company think this will be one of our best products  :)
JR,
TAIG TOOLS

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:24:50 AM »
FYI 
I used the mill screen to run the experiment. It works fine but it is not convenient.
I work at TAIG TOOLS, This is a pet prototype project of mine.
JR

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:13:36 AM »
 :) Personally I wish I had the knowledge to do exactly what you said, but I do not. I suppose I could take the time to learn etc.
It is not possible to move a 72 to 1 worm with lash out and forces pushing against the contact area. An experiment was conducted: The
repeatability was within .0003 in 200 rotations going 360 degrees in 60 degree increments.
I wish to do the project the way I wrote the example. Is there a way to get the table to work in "Turn"? Is there a link to tutorial ? To a video ?
JR

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Turn
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:59:31 PM »
As a matter of fact ......
If I could just get the rotary table to work with hot keys and by writing the "A" in a "Turn" program  I would be happy.
I really don't need a DRO to tell me where it is.
Now, the table works in "Mill" with "page up page down" and writing the "A".
I need it to work in "turn"

JR

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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 Turn
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:12:29 PM »
I am hoping for a "poor mans" Turret.
Let me give an example :
As in mill we would home X, Z and A (Home The Rotary Table (A)  At 0)
We would then write.
G18 G20 G40 G80 G95 (Normal Heading Etc.)
A30 (Tool 1 Position By Advancing The Table To 30 Deg.)
T101 (Get Tool Offset)
G00 X 1.5 Z.1
G01 Z -.75 F.02
G00 X 1.75
Z.1
A90 (Tool Position 2 By Advancing The Table To 90 Deg.)
T202 ( Get Tool Offset)
We keep the rotary table going in the same direction so we have no lash.
We could have a tool every 60 Degrees.
I need to know how to add a DRO window for "A" on the turn screen.
Is this possible ?
Thank You very much,
JR

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