Category Archives: Fundamentals

Tool and Work Offsets

torbjorn/ September 7, 2015/ Fundamentals/ 0 comments

What are offsets in a machine tool ?  In the most basic sense the offsets are what the machine tool controller “knows” about the tools and the workpiece.  In a technical sense the offsets are numbers stored in specific registers in the memory of the controller.  The typical program run on a CNC machine tool contains a series of commands related to

Read More

Machine Tool Motion

torbjorn/ March 13, 2015/ Fundamentals/ 0 comments

There are really only three ways a standard CNC machine tool moves today: linear motion, arc motion, and what is called rapid motion.  To understand these types of motion we should talk a little bit about how machines are made and how they are program.  To do this we will first look at the construction of a 3 axis vertical

Read More

Haas Mill Part Probing – Spindle Probe 1-9 (old interface)

torbjorn/ January 3, 2015/ Fundamentals, Mill Part Probing/ 0 comments

To activate the code for any of these probe cycles Handle jog the probe into position (This may also be done after activating the code. There will be a diagram when you activate the code showing where the probe should be placed.) Press the “Edit” button Press “F1” to activate the menu Scroll down to “visual quick code” and press

Read More

Mill Tool Probing (old control)

torbjorn/ January 1, 2015/ Fundamentals, Mill Tool Probing/ 0 comments

To activate the code for any of these probe cycles Handle jog the probe into position (This may also be done after activating the code. There will be a diagram when you activate the code showing where the probe should be placed.) Press the “Edit” button Press “F1” to activate the menu Scroll down to “visual quick code” and press

Read More