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thread milling on the mill
« on: December 16, 2014, 04:58:21 PM »
it is possible thread milling on the mill with cs lab and Mach3?

as in the link?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm9L6uUkaFk&index=1&list=PLiy1Rbu2OLATkn71N0x1jPkUz6zLC3dnA
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Re: thread milling on the mill
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 05:08:40 PM »
You will be able to threadmill no problem, it is not dependent on the control hardware you are using as it is simply a 3 axis move.
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Re: thread milling on the mill
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 05:15:51 PM »
THX with encoder on the spindle axis.
and the addons http://www.machsupport.com/software/mill-wizard-beta/

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Re: thread milling on the mill
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 05:20:23 PM »
For thread milling you do not require an encoder, all you are doing is commanding three axis to move at the same time, in other words  x and y and Z all move in unison.
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Re: thread milling on the mill
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 05:24:22 PM »
Mr Hood, thx

Is this also possible with a lathe X Z axis?

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Re: thread milling on the mill
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 05:28:53 PM »
No, not thread milling as you require 3 axis simultaneous moves to do thread milling.
On a Lathe you can do single point threading. With  the CSMIO/IP-A or IP-S that requires you have the Encoder module and a spindle encoder.
You can also do rigid tapping with the IP-S and IP-A  (with Enc module and encoder)

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