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setting up Mach3 lathe
« on: May 19, 2007, 03:16:48 PM »
I am trying to set up a cnc lathe with Mach3 turn. I used bobcad to do a simple taper.
I set the taper at .015 per pass but the machine tries cut the taper depth in a single pass.
can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong
Thanks
DRDJR
Re: setting up Mach3 lathe
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 11:16:07 PM »
It sounds like you are not getting the roughing code from BobCad... I don't know how to run BobCad at this point but others on the board should be able to help you.
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Re: setting up Mach3 lathe
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 07:30:34 PM »
If it's something simple like a tapered part, then you should try the turn wizards. You can also use a couple of them and cut and paste the code out to make a combined part. You can also get Mach3 to write code to a DXF, however it won't rough it out, only the finish profile will be coded, which isn't much good unfortunately. This is where you will need Bobcad to post code.