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Offline Rimmel

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Mach3 OD Taper wizard
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:18:07 AM »
The OD taper wizard seems to assume that the taper is always on the end - e.g. it overshoots on the center.

I am trying to make this shape (see pic) any ideas?

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Re: Mach3 OD Taper wizard
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 03:38:11 PM »
That would have to be done in 3 operations with the wizards.
1. parallel cut to dia at top of taper
2 parallel cut to dia at start of taper
3 taper starting at  end of number 2. parallel cut.


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Re: Mach3 OD Taper wizard
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 04:44:38 PM »
Yes, i see that however the taper over shoots on the inner edge.

So if i want the taper to start (widest point - left to right) at 20mm and then reduce down to 10mm. I put this in the wizard and it starts the last cut at X9.77 which is less than the minimum needed. The wizard seems to ignore the X end of 10mm and goes lower to 9.77

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« Last Edit: June 10, 2014, 04:46:22 PM by Rimmel »

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Re: Mach3 OD Taper wizard
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 08:51:53 PM »
Looks like your only options woulld be to hand code it in that case, or use CAM. Not sure how well LazyTurn works but may be worth a look.
I use BobCAD and quite like it and in the past I used Dolphin and it was also ok.
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