504,547 active members
4,436 visitors online
Register for free
Login
IndustryArena Forum > Other Machines > CNC Wire Foam Cutter Machines > Need suggestion what software or cam or ??? to use with lathe/turntable
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Registered
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    312

    Need suggestion what software or cam or ??? to use with lathe/turntable

    I'm retrofitting a croma 4x8x4 hot knife cnc and im going to add lathe (5th axis) while im retrofitting it and using g540 from geckodrive (parallel port)

    i dont mind using mach or something but i would need some decent software to be able to produce gcode or a foam cutting software that will work with parallel port

    Any suggestion or input would be appreciated

    Thanks
    Dan Braun

  2. #2
    Registered
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    496
    Try Dolphin cad cam. Ive been using for quite some time now and have nothing but good things to say about it. Another suggestion is surfcam but that can be very costly.

  3. #3
    Registered
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    312
    okay will look into it.. (i rather mach myself since its very nice controller software)

    thanks for quick reply.. if anyone else has other suggestion im still open to options

    Cheers
    Dan

  4. #4
    Registered
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    496
    Mach 3 is a controller software. It is not cad cam.

  5. #5
    Registered
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    312
    Quote Originally Posted by DanOSB View Post
    (i rather mach myself since its very nice controller software)
    i know that mach is controller software(using it for my cnc router) love all of the options/features that mach can support.. but for hot wire foam cutting is a whole new world for me i have no experience on it.. i can build the table to make it move where i want it to move but for designing part i have no idea (im a 2.5 d guy and want to make bottles or columns or bunch round parts out of cnc foam cutter

    Cheers
    Dan

Similar Threads

  1. turntable for welding
    By DanOSB in forum General Metalwork Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-21-2009, 03:18 AM
  2. connecting turntable
    By pedroenrique in forum CNC Wire Foam Cutter Machines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 12:17 AM
  3. Cam software suggestion
    By fidia in forum General CNC (Mill / Lathe) Control Software (NC)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-09-2007, 04:56 PM
  4. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-16-2006, 11:40 AM
  5. help with turntable
    By tallwelder in forum Welding Brazing Soldering Sealing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-19-2006, 08:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •