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Offline GraphicMan

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Re: Can CamBam create a toolpath for a parting tool on lathe?
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2021, 23:59:56 pm »
Hi GraphicMan

I've been using a cnc lathe (Artificial Intelligent tool changer but no bar feeder) for about 10 years
now,(the last three with the tool changer) I did look into CB for working with the lathe, and discovered
that it was not able to do any  of the normal operations usually associated with making a component.(even a fairly simple one)
So I had to look around for something else that would do the job.
I found two pieces of software that I've settled on.

1... Ezilathe  free from cnczone. 
You can do the cad work in CB and import it with Ezilathe or just draw it in Ezilathe
2...Fusion360

For simple (once jobs only) I just use the wizards in Mach3, threading,boring,facing and for parting off I use the OD groove wizard.
For little more complex work Ezilathe, and for the most complex (involving many tool changes) I use fusion.

Dave

tell them!
hello lloyd? so i am still wrong? we are all wrong ? i even asked a close american friend of 50+ experience he told me it does not work!

thank you v much Dave i will defiantly check Ezilathe