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  1. #41
    This 2010 screen-set is nothing short of brilliant!

    A couple of questions...

    Workflow, does this seem correct?
    Mount the work,
    Mount Tool 1,
    Set X&Y zero position,
    Run initial auto zero,
    Cut job.

    Probing...
    What is needed in order to use the X&Y probing routines - what is the 'probe'?

    Tools...
    If tool 2 is longer than tool 1, will it hit the fixed probe plate?
    i.e do we need to try and get the tools similar in stick-out?
    Not tried this yet - just looking to learn.

    Thanks

  2. #42
    The "probe" is usually the tool. Actually, to use the screenset as is, it needs to be the tool.

    Make sure that you set the Clearance Plane to a high enough value so that all tools will clear the plates, and buy a safe margin. There's some info on this in the 2010 manual.

    Keep in mind that the maximum probing distance is coded at 150mm (assuming you're using metric). If you need more, I can tell you how to change it.
    Gerry
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    UCCNC 2017 Screenset

    Mach3 2010 Screenset

    JointCAM - CAM for Woodworking Joints

  3. #43
    Ok, I will increase my clearance plane, manual only advises 3mm i think above fixed plate - thats what made me ask:)

    The probe i am asking about is the one used when running the X & Y probing wizards - if the tool is grounded and the work (being metal) is grounded it cannot work, one needs to be isolated? Also the sides of an end-mill would not be accurate enough to probe an edge with?

    I think 150mm is fine as thats all the Z i have.

  4. #44
    I thought you meant for the Z axis tool length probing. For that, you need to use the tool, and use an isolated plate.
    Gerry
    ______________________________________________
    UCCNC 2017 Screenset

    Mach3 2010 Screenset

    JointCAM - CAM for Woodworking Joints

  5. #45
    Yeah I got that working perfectly, very slick ;)

    It was the edge wizards I was interested in now.

  6. #46
    Then you need to use a real probe.
    Gerry
    ______________________________________________
    UCCNC 2017 Screenset

    Mach3 2010 Screenset

    JointCAM - CAM for Woodworking Joints

  7. #47
    ok, thanks, will do some searching.

  8. #48
    If your probing to an edge, you can use an isolated plate along the edge and specify the plate thickness. Then just use a precision dowel to probe with.
    Gerry
    ______________________________________________
    UCCNC 2017 Screenset

    Mach3 2010 Screenset

    JointCAM - CAM for Woodworking Joints

  9. #49
    Interesting idea, thanks.

  10. #50
    Back to my OP, still working out the niggles...

    Where i am roughing with the 5mm tool, i have 2.5mm rads in all the internal corners, the finish tool of 2mm will plough into these at full speed - recipe for breakage here ??

    Where we sorted the three slots out on the left with the roughing passes on the small tool, would it be better to pre-finish pass the whole part with the 2mm tool to bring the corners down to 1mm rads+finish allowance and then run once round with the finish pass at full depth??

    This would mean i get rid of the fiddly pre-finish op on the three slots as they will come under the new full pre-finish runs. These runs would be contouring at 0.6mm DOC per pass.

    I recall JAZZ mentioning it should be ok on page 1 but having seen a 2mm tool now, it seems a heavy cut on the full height of the tool??

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    The green section plus the portion from the base of the 5mm circle etc. plus an extra 0.1mm finish allowance (not shown)
    Last edited by Davek0974; 22-03-2016 at 11:03 AM.

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