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Using Pro/Manufacture with benchtop CNC

mikito

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I am new to machining with Pro/E (I have only used Foundation for design) and am planning on getting a benchtop CNC setup from either MicroKinetics or Sherline.

Does anyone have any experience using PTC's software with either of these machine tools? In particular, experience with G-code post processors, translations, etc.

TIA,
Mike
 

dbrainsky

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Mike,


Promanufacturing can successfully be used for the desktop milling machines. What model desktop did you purchase? It would be best to view some g-code examples for this machine before determining how much work will be involved with creating a post processor.


Dave
 

mikito

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Dave,

Thanks much for helping out. I actually haven't bought it yet -- just getting more information.

For Sherline it will probably be either: (a) 8540 (8541) CNC mill; or (b) 8600 (8601) mill / lathe package.

For MicroKinetics: either (a) 999-6300-103 desktop mill; and/or (b) 999-6300-002 desktop lathe.

I am focusing on these because of space constraints in my garage, plus my area of interest is small parts.

Thanks,

Mike
 

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