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CMM measuring Machine
« on: April 27, 2013, 01:20:12 PM »
Hi All

Does anybody have any experience with using Mach and Geko drives to drive a CNC Measuring Machine?
Re: CMM measuring Machine
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 07:09:59 AM »
I use mach3 to do probing routines on my cnc mill. It is just a matter of some vb script or using one of the probing plugins.

I don't an actual CMM machine so there may be some differences.

Mike
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Re: CMM measuring Machine
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 02:50:52 PM »
Suggest you post some additional info on the CNC Measuring Machine.

RICH

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Re: CMM measuring Machine
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 06:08:36 PM »
WELL, I tried working up one using Mach3 but it made a lousy CMM. with a true cmm you freehand the movements and get measurements. With Mach3you have to drive the machine movements and it takes MANY different Probing routines and you have to work out the backlash to boot.

Now if you are talking just using the encoder function to build a simple xyZ freehand motion machine it works fair, BUT not having kenimatics to work out the joint motions you are limited to straight Linear moves with NO rotary joints.

Been there done that one, (;-) TP