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EDM help!!!
« on: January 18, 2007, 05:35:44 PM »
Hey,

Is anyone using Mach for 2 and 4 axis Wire EDM controls?

I built an interface for a guy who does, HotWire foam cutting, (4
axis), and I am trying to write to it, with a Wire CAM software.

Some questions are:

How are you using Wire Angle, and Wire angle comp? (G41,42)
Are you using Scaling (G51) for 2D angle cuts and if so, how are you
then writing to your "U, V" axis? If you CAM only outputs X, Y, U
and V, how have you translated the U and V to A and Z?
What M Code are you using for Wire feed on/off and amount, or, are
you just using spindle in place of it, with Spindle speed for wire
feed rates?



Scott

Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
http://www.ss-systems-llc.com/
Re: EDM help!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 10:02:21 PM »
Hello,
Nope not at this time...
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: EDM help!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 09:39:14 AM »
Well,

    I got it working!!  Got a 2 and 4 axis Wire EDM interface working!!
gotta fix a few minor details but it is running the code correctly!!

Scott
Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
http://www.ss-systems-llc.com/
Re: EDM help!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 07:28:33 AM »
How are you getting it to back up on the path?

Scott you get that working and you are the one that eveyone is going to have to talk to ;)
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: EDM help!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007, 09:36:47 AM »
Hey Brian,

see my EDM screen post for more details, but if I understand what you are saying, I run single step reverse.....

Scott
Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
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Re: EDM help!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 06:50:28 AM »
Have somebody done control the cut speed, whit the extern input that contol the feed?
To activate the F10 and F11 button?