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Old 03-23-2014, 12:51 AM
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Default Center Hole Finder .......

Here is a video showing how I find the center of a hole using a digitizing touch probe and Wincnc on a CAMaster CNC router. I want to find the center of the threaded holes in my CNC frame along with the center of the vacuum tubing. I then draw the circles using the XY coordinates provided by Wincnc into Aspire so I can create a toolpath to machine my new phenolic vacuum plenum.

I would like to say a big thank you to Mike Queen from Wincnc (MircoSystem World CNC) for writing the G-Code and taking the time to log onto my machine to help me set it up.

http://youtu.be/z_jdtN0vNiw
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:52 AM
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Thanks Mick. That really helps make a great point of how to use the touch probe. Is the G code readily available or custom for each machine?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:49 AM
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Here is a video showing how I find the center of a hole using a digitizing touch probe and Wincnc on a CAMaster CNC router. I want to find the center of the threaded holes in my CNC frame along with the center of the vacuum tubing. I then draw the circles using the XY coordinates provided by Wincnc into Aspire so I can create a toolpath to machine my new phenolic vacuum plenum.

I would like to say a big thank you to Mike Queen from Wincnc (MircoSystem World CNC) for writing the G-Code and taking the time to log onto my machine to help me set it up.

http://youtu.be/z_jdtN0vNiw
Great video, thanks.

I need to order a touch probe
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Mick,
Would you be willing to share the g-code/macro files for finding the center of the hole? I have a use for such a thing, and would be great if I didn't have to reinvent the wheel and then measure it :)
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Reviving this post-
I am in the process of designing a replacement plenum and underlay board to stiffen up my table and optimize the vacuum circuiting (2-1" MDF sheets).
I have measured the mounting holes but with a tape measure, it is within a 16" which would not be good for the threaded frame mounting holes.
I got the factory design files but the first set of holes were off by over 1/2". How could that be?
Is there any new information on the probe, where to buy and how to use?
Micks video appears to be from 2014. Is there a new one floating around out there?
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