How to setup CAM (Computer Numeric Control) after the CAD (Computer Aided Draft):
You've probably seen an image like this before, it's pretty basic stuff!
Zero or Home: Is where the Y-Axis and X-axis Intersect, generally the cutting bit starts from this location, also known as Home…
The Quadrant Entirely in the Positive Realm is where all the Plots go, the cutting bit will move from the center and into the Upper Right Quadrant.
A Plot is an Image already exported as G and/ or M code (Depending on Controller or Machine).
Using this DB25 Controller, our Configuration file for Mach3, and the Mach3 Machine Software, any 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine can be used to cut precision components repetitively, good enough for sale or use.
Using this DB25 Controller, our Configuration file for Mach3, and the Mach3 Machine Software, any 3-Axis CNC Robotic Arm can be used for Assembly, Placement, or even for finishing/ Painting of finished goods. A little methodical thinking and CAM Software (Not Mach3 or EMC) will help with programming the Arm, once programmed the Arm will repeat task after task without fail.
The User Interface for the Lathe is a little different, however using the DB25 Controller, our Configuration file for Mach3 and the Mach3 machine software you can run your own CNC lathe; a Lathe will require a little more than this Driver and the Nema-17's the 3-Stepper Motors, it will require Spindle Speed Control at the very least for cutting Threads, Digital read-back is also very important in the case of backlash, this way the Machine Software can compensate for losses.