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Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:47:08 PM »
I am having trpouble withy my Mach3 circle pocket cutting wizard. On smaller circles, the Y axis does not move. The code reads y0, and X is correct. What am I doing wrong? And can someone explain the "ramp" variable.
thanks,
-jim

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Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 05:14:37 PM »
Can you post a screenshot of the settings you input into the wizard please.
Hood
Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 09:25:05 PM »
I cant seem to import a photo.

here are the values:

x center = 0
y center = 0
ramp disp. 80.0
pocket diameter  +13.750
% stepover 90
federate 200
rapid height.1
feed plunge 5
tool diameter 7.4
depth 4.5
cut depth 1.5

thanks,
-jim


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Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 01:47:19 AM »
Ok the step over is your problem, 90% of 7.4 would be 6.66 so 9.4 + 6.66 would be bigger than the dia you are wanting to cut. Set the step over to 40% or less and it should work out fine.
Hood
Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 11:02:29 PM »
Hood,
I reduced the overlap to 20% and am still having the problem. The code is not generating any movement on the y axis. Please see the attached screenshot and code.
thanks,
-jim
Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 01:50:38 AM »
Hi,
look like you checked inch instead of mm.
Alex

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Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 03:48:43 AM »
The code should be OK, it is calling a G3 starting at the Y0 position and the X value changes. If you look in the toolpath window you should see a spiral pattern.
As Alex has said you have Inch chosen, that will make it 25.4 times larger than you are wanting.
Hood
Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 07:51:30 AM »
The pockets diameter I want is 1-3/8" . So I put in 13.75.  Should it be 1.375?  I'm. To using mm for anything on this particular job.
Jim

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Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 07:59:41 AM »
Not really sure what you are meaning, are you working in metric or imperial units?
If you are working imperial then you will need to enter the values as imperial units incl tool/depth etc etc.
1 3/8" is 1.375" or if working in metric then it is 34.925mm

Hood
Re: Mach Wizard: Circle pocket
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015, 08:09:47 AM »
Ok, I get it.  My values are always 10 times more, so if I want to move x one inch I put in G01 x10.  But this is not the case with the wizard. I'll try it now as you have directed on my machine. thanks,
Jim