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Old Sat 27 October 2018, 18:48
David Bryant
Just call me: David #99
 
Western Australia
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Added Fourth Axis

Hi
I dusted off the Mech Mate, It was desperately in need of some maintenance as I would not oil any of it while cutting fiberglass as the risk of contaminating the work was so great.
I have put a small rotary axis off the end of the table, Many years ago I built it longer than the standard 2.4m sheet so I could do things like this. This puts the rotary axis down the Y axis so a "B axis". My screen layout on Mach 3 has 4 DRO's labelled X Y Z 4 I worked out that 4 is A by default, ie a rotary on the X axis. Does anyone know how to change this to read B axis?

I initially tested with it being A then realised it is actually a B axis. Are (cheap / free) wizards available for gear cutting on B axis?


Any suggestions on how to set tool to zero on centre of rotary axis?

Regards
David
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Old Sun 28 October 2018, 03:38
David Bryant
Just call me: David #99
 
Western Australia
Australia
Thanks for the hint search turned up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e94UGi_F5g
with the link to MachScreen
I then edited 1024.set and got the OEM Zero B and DRO B installed on my first page.
wont say how long it took...
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