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Best Cam for 2 axis lathe?
« on: August 06, 2019, 03:56:35 AM »
I use Mach4. I was doing fine with Mach4' canned cycles until yesterday. Yesterday I needed to cut a complex shape but I wasn't able to do it with Mach4 canned cycles.

I normally use SolidWorks with SolidCam but I could not find a proper post processor for Mach4. So, I need switch to another Cam software for lathe.

What Cam software should I use for lathe with SolidWorks + Mach4?

Thanks in advance,
Re: Best Cam for 2 axis lathe?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 03:58:20 AM »
The lathe is a retrofitted Sieg C6. Front tool post, spindle turns only CW. Very simple machine.

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Re: Best Cam for 2 axis lathe?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 04:10:02 PM »
As long as you export the profile of the part as DXF most CAM systems will do simple 2 axis lathe, look at CamBam its very low cost.
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