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G84 Tap Cycle, VFD, Floating Tap Holder and Mach3: Video
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:45:23 AM »
Initial testing with the G84 Tap Cycle and Mach3: Using a floating tap holder from MariTool we were able to Tap ¼ 20 threads with almost no tuning to our system.

We disabled the dwell feature on the spindle start and stop and tested with foam core first, then plastic and finally the ½ plate of 6061

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nQS2Q_aC_P4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/nQS2Q_aC_P4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1</a>

Rock On Mach3 !

JH

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Re: G84 Tap Cycle, VFD, Floating Tap Holder and Mach3: Video
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 12:37:08 PM »
Nice, good to see things are working well :)
I have  never done any tapping yet but just today a tapping head arrived from eBay so I will have to give it a go sometime.

Hood
Re: G84 Tap Cycle, VFD, Floating Tap Holder and Mach3: Video
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 03:33:48 PM »
ATC - mmmmmmm...drewl !
You can "chop it off" but can't "chop it on"

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Re: G84 Tap Cycle, VFD, Floating Tap Holder and Mach3: Video
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 07:36:16 AM »
Very nice!
What brand is the mill you are using?


Rex


EDIT: Nevermind, I figured it out.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 07:46:32 AM by Bjorn Toulouse »
Re: G84 Tap Cycle, VFD, Floating Tap Holder and Mach3: Video
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 10:22:28 AM »
Looks like you found the build link...  Here it is for others that be looking

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,13365.0.html

I can't tell you enough how happy I am with Mach3.  It does have a couple issues when we do things we should be doing...  But overall, it is a very nice tool with the flexibility to allow us to customize just about anything we need.  THANK YOU !

JH