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Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 05:23:39 PM »
OK, the 1024B.lset was a mill set saved as a lathe set but Mach3 doesn't save it.   It always resets to 1024.set.
Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 06:13:57 PM »
It works fine here Jim, not sure what the problem might be.

One more time .... just for sh*ts n' giggles:

Go to Mach3 Main folder
Copy and paste 1024.set to the desktop
Rename it to 1024B.lset
Copy and paste1024B.lset back into the Mach3 Main folder
Open Mach3, selecting your TURN profile
View/Load screens
Files of Type TURN FILES (*.lset)  at the bottom
If 1024.lset ain't in there, I don't know what's up.

Russ

Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 08:30:45 PM »
OK, I got it now.   I renamed the 1024.Lset to 1024.lset.   Not sure if the capital "L" was a problem or not.   Anyway, I now have lathe driver in a mill window.
It even states that at the bottom of the screen, "New driver installed"    "Lathe".    Even the work progress widow looks like it is making a lathe part.

However, I'm still having trouble machining a radius on the end of the workpiece.    My code works fine in Mach3Turn but not in LATHE.

Here is the code:

G01    Z0.00     {TOOL AT END OF WORKPIECE}
G01    X0.00     {TOOL AT CENTER}
G02    X.325  Z-.16    R.16       {TURN .16 RADIUS FROM END CENTER TO X.325  Z-.16}

What it does.   Starts at the end and center of workpiece.    Swings an arc away from the workpiece in the Z+ direction then back to the workpiece.   It swings an arc but never touches the workpiece.    I also tried R-.16

I'll bet I need to switch it from radius mode to diameter mode or something.   If so how?

Almost there.

Thanks,  Jim
Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 10:06:38 PM »
I use Inc. IJ for arcs, there are good examples in the Wizards.

G02   X.325  Z-.16  I0  K-.16

Russ



Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 11:35:25 PM »
Got it all resolved.   I went into port & pins and then into turn options where I checked off "Diameter".    Next I had to retune the "X" axis motor to reflect
motor steps were in diameter.

Yes, I & J or I & K are much better for radius machining.    Using R is not that accurate.   More obvious in larger circles though.

Thanks for the help.

Jim Glass