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Mach and Lathe
« on: December 30, 2013, 05:15:21 PM »
Will Mach ever support a lathe fully wit G95+G96 and full tool compensation?
Mach3 is doing a poor job so far in my opinion, on a mill it is doing a good job.

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Re: Mach and Lathe
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 06:25:43 PM »
Mach4 should.
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Re: Mach and Lathe
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 06:36:53 PM »
Any ide when it will come?
Starting to consider Linux but have to check out if it works like it should.

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Re: Mach and Lathe
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 06:48:13 PM »
Nope, afraid not. I know Brian and Graham are messing around with Turn at this time (see FPR vid posted below) but when it will be out I dont know.

Regarding Linux, I have never used it but from info I have had from people who have, it does some things that Mach doesnt and doesnt do some things that Mach does, suppose it will just be a case of try and see if it does what you need.
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Re: Mach and Lathe
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 07:11:48 PM »
I buy a new license on Mach4 if it can do lathe, Mach3 is better than Linux on milling is my experience. And much easier to config, and I hate to write a new PostProseccor to SolidWorks for Linux.
If they need a beta tester for Mach4 I would love to bee a tester.

These parts are made with G95+G96, G42 I had to remove because Mach3 can't handle it  :-\

Here is a video from my lathe, material is 316L, video is speeded up a little.
Video 1

Second video is 6083 aluminum.

Picture is my lathe.

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Re: Mach and Lathe
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 03:28:43 AM »
Looks like you have the lathe working relatively well :)

For Mach4 and CSS here is a video showing it being tested out on a mill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i02DmXtH3XM

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