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Ramping into a pocket
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:00:45 PM »
can anybody help me on setting up mach3 code fr ramping into a pocket?  I have looked and don't know if i am not using the proper term or if it is even supported.

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Re: Ramping into a pocket
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 03:26:45 PM »
We need more detail to answer this one

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Re: Ramping into a pocket
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 04:15:21 PM »
don't even know what details would be needed.  its on an x2 minimill running mach3 latest lockdown, code written in bobcad v21.  I need to ramp down into 1018 steel to pocket an oval opening.  What else would i need to post to move forward?  as i said i looked into the cnc programming handbook and there was no help in setting formulas or a generic program block or anything.  Bobcad does not support ramping in and out. 

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Re: Ramping into a pocket
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 04:22:22 PM »
Ok, post a sketch/picture of the oval, depth of pocket, size of cutter, max plunge depth etc.

Graham
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Re: Ramping into a pocket
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 07:45:42 AM »
will do graham.  thanks for the help.  as i said I really could find anything on what was needed for this to know what to post.  so when i get to work i will post up.
Re: Ramping into a pocket
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 03:40:14 PM »
graham, i no longer need this question answered as one of the machine instructors at the school answered it for m.  he explained how to program it and also said to upgrade my cad/cam software to something a little better than bobcad.