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FAQs / Re: Threading Problems
« on: June 05, 2014, 06:06:38 PM »
Many thanks RICH, "someday" I`ll get my head round all this techy stuff  ;D   been using a manual lathe for too long

FAQs / Re: Threading Problems
« on: June 05, 2014, 01:45:24 PM »
Ahhhhhhh, I`m not 100%, but I`m sure I`m using  R2.63 ??    does that sound about right?

FAQs / Threading Problems
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:11:13 AM »
Hey guys, another newbie question that has me stumped.
When using the threading wizard, no matter what length, size or pitch of thread , every 6th or 7th pass, it seems to take a real heavy cut !!!
For example, on a 20mm dia rod, cutting a 1mm pitch thread, and setting it to do 100 passes, every now and again the cut is so heavy that it will break the tip from the threading tool ( in stainless anyway)
Any help greatly appreciated. ;-)

FAQs / Re: Mach3 Going Crazy On Small Part
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:24:21 AM »
Most likely the "I-J" mode is set incorrectly. It is located in the menu CONFIG>GENERAL CONFIG. I would recommend setting it in the code itself, and not the menu, with G90.1 or G91.1
If this does not fix your issue, attach the code in a reply and we will have a look.
You Sam, are a star  8)  I done as you suggested and immediately, when I loaded the .nc file, all the circles were gone. I then clicked "start cycle" and it went on to do the whole job perfectly. God only knows how long it would have taken me to figure that out myself, so all I can say is --   many thanks my friend :)

This is what I was cutting.

FAQs / Re: Mach3 Going Crazy On Small Part
« on: February 17, 2014, 06:57:58 PM »
Thanks Sam, this may be a bit beyond me, but I`ll certainly take a look tomorrow and report back

FAQs / Mach3 Going Crazy On Small Part
« on: February 17, 2014, 03:42:40 PM »
Hi guys, although not a total newbie with mach3, my knowledge is quite limited, and I have a problem I just can`t figure out.
I am trying to machine out a small (keyring size) set of knuckle dusters for a friend (he`s a streetfighter motorbike rider) and every time I load in the .nc file from cambam, all I get is lots of circles, with the actual toolpaths just visible in all the lines.
I am drawing the part in solidworks, then using cambam to generate the g code, and then importing to mach3.
I have in the past made lots of basic shaped parts, which all came out fine, but this is the smallest part I have done with so many cut-outs, and irregular shapes, can anyone suggest anything, it`s driving me crazy!
I might also just add that the cutter actually follows all the paths of the circles.

In these photos, you can just make out the parts that are "meant" to be cut out. I am using a 3mm cutter for these, so as to avoid overlapping paths.

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