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Outline and pocketing
« on: April 05, 2011, 03:39:21 PM »
Hi everybody,

For days and days i study all the mach3 manuals in order to find out how to compensate mill diameter for outline milling (or pocket).I have a complex outline shape and i want a exact outline.I tried it allso with CAMBAM ,but somehow i am getting lost.
Maybe someone can give me some advise?
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Re: Outline and pocketing
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 04:56:50 PM »
Post the dxf file.
Also define how deep and what size end mill you will be using.
If using Lazycam then you need a Pro license to do offsets.


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Re: Outline and pocketing
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 04:42:08 AM »

I have used the free version of CamBam for some time now, it has it's quirks but I think it does make an excellent job of applying tool radius compensation to the generated GCode. Perhaps a bit more practice with the software  ;)

Alternately why not read up the Mach manuals etc. on tool radius compensation and using G40 / G41 / G42 in your GCode.

Re: Outline and pocketing
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 05:31:28 AM »
Thank you guys, i am gonna test and practice. In CAMBAM i thought i did implement the tool diameter but i must do something wrong. I will look in mach3 for these G40,41 and 42 codes .
Sam :)