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Offline Tef9

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Turn Newbie
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:02:48 AM »
Hi There I am new to Mach 3.

I would like to input a diameter of a part into mach 3 turn and then input a diameter that I want the machine to turn the part down to.  I have looked at the wizards and cannot see this, I current set an x start and end with a z start and z end.

Help,

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Turn Newbie
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 03:24:39 PM »
I have several Macros in my machine that will do just that.  I have put extra DRO's on the front of Turn in which I can enter various parameters - Start dia, End dia, Length of Cut etc. I work in steel so only take off 20 thou at a time, but you could also include depth of cut.

I don't know how adept you are at changing the screens - and I can't work out how to get a screen shot onto the forum - but here is the Vis Basic.

M201 does what you want, M202 puts a rounded end on it.

The screen is on 1024.lset - page 4
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Re: Turn Newbie
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 03:27:04 PM »
Sorry - I missed something
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 03:31:23 PM by jimpinder »
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Re: Turn Newbie
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 07:38:03 AM »
Thanks I will give this a go tonight.

Andy