Threading on a Boxford TCL lathe

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24 Apr 2021 10:33 #206942 by john11668
I have been pinching code from the wizards in mach 3 which I have a licence for
The Mach 4 Wizards seem better but wont produce code on an unlicenced hobby version.
Needs someone to write an open source set ???

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24 Apr 2021 11:24 - 24 Apr 2021 11:25 #206944 by robertspark
what's wrong with NativeCAM setup for lathe?



github.com/FernV/NativeCAM
Last edit: 24 Apr 2021 11:25 by robertspark.
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24 Apr 2021 21:21 #206968 by john11668
Thank you Robert but I I struggling to see the relevance to turning operations .
Maybe I need more guidance from you.

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24 Apr 2021 22:32 #206972 by robertspark


if you change the setting to lathe it will change all the Wizards to turning functions (similar to the mach3 and mach4 wizards

the above clip may help
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25 Apr 2021 23:12 #207052 by john11668
So how do I get access to nativecam??

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26 Apr 2021 07:06 #207080 by robertspark
bit convoluted, but start by downloading and running this script

forum.linuxcnc.org/nativecam/32891-use-n...eb-package-now#94274

then go through steps 4 to 9 here.

forum.linuxcnc.org/nativecam/39068-nativ...buster-please#182941

then steps 1 and 2

then run steps 10 to the end

then

To use with your own inifile, it must first be edited. From a normal user terminal, change directory to the one that contains your inifile Using the command : ncam -i(inifilename) -c('mill' | 'plasma' | 'lathe') will automatically create a backup and modify your file. It will also prepare the sub-directory with needed files and links. If you use axis and -t option it will be embedded in a tab

from the second section of here....
github.com/FernV/NativeCAM
ncam -i(inifilename) -c lathe

if you are running Gmoccapy then you have other options for its location as it can be on a tab or as part of the main screen, you just edit your ini file
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26 Apr 2021 17:45 #207143 by john11668
Thanks for that Robert but please excuse me if I dont go there yet.

I need to get more familiar with the basic functions first and hopefully manage to get a working lathe .
Going back to the start of this thread I was struggling to get a threading canned cycle going. I managed but was not sure how I had done it, which makes it difficult as it now seems to have ceased to work again and of course I dont understand why.

So back to square one .
With the bit of code I put up earlier and the file I zipped and attached why doesn't it go?

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29 Apr 2021 23:36 #207420 by andypugh

john11668 wrote: With the bit of code I put up earlier and the file I zipped and attached why doesn't it go?


What actually happens? Are you reading spindle speed?

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