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Mill-Turn
« on: May 03, 2019, 12:19:22 AM »
I'm starting to look into turning machines and all I know at the moment is that there exist simple turning machines with a movable tool post, anything more complex than that is a bit over the top of my head at the moment. I haven't quite figured out what Mill-Turn is, but does Mach 3/Mach 4 support mill-turn?

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Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 02:03:26 AM »
I'm starting to look into turning machines and all I know at the moment is that there exist simple turning machines with a movable tool post, anything more complex than that is a bit over the top of my head at the moment. I haven't quite figured out what Mill-Turn is, but does Mach 3/Mach 4 support mill-turn?
Mach 3/Mach 4 support supports lathe with more than 2 axes. But must use LATHE profiles and NOT mill profiles if you want to do turning.
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Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 07:18:03 AM »
Thanks, found the Turn manual for Mach 3. Why didn't I think of this before!
Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 11:00:20 AM »
I had a read of the Mach 3 Turn manual - well, most of it and did a bit more research into lathes so a little bit more clued in now.

I don't see any mention in the manual on how to work with additional axis other than X and Z. DROs seem to only exist for these two. Where can I find some info on adding additional axis?

From my research up to this point, it seems that all I most likely will need, is a 3 axis lathe.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 11:01:54 AM by Spandex »

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Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 12:21:46 PM »
also lathe mode can handle more axis, only the Standard Screen set is made with X and Z.

if you Need more the X and Z a Little bit of screenset work is necessary.
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Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 05:36:13 AM »
Thanks will look in that direction.

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Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 06:21:17 AM »
Spandex,

The standard lathe screen set leaves a lot to be desired. An improved screen set can be found here:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,13548.msg88932.html#msg88932

If you want  an updated screen set with the Y axis ( posted lset in reply #47) can be found here:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,13548.msg234493.html#msg234493

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« Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 06:23:37 AM by RICH »
Re: Mill-Turn
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 08:38:12 PM »
Well after doing more research, I realized I was getting ahead of myself. It seems there's a reason why lathes are two axis predominantly and Mills are three. For low quantity hobby production, pretty much everything can be made with just these tools, just needs multiple setups.