DXF FILE IMPORT CONFIGURATION Using DXF files is probably most common way to start with machining your first CAD design with your CNC machine. This short tutorial is made to show you how to configure your imported DXF file in different scenarios. Here are some short examples on how to configure your DXF files for […]
HOW TO USE CAMERA WITH CNCUSB CONTROLLER SOFTWARE Tool represents the center of the Z-axis. Camera is usually mounted parallel with the tool, at some distance away from the Z-axis. So to use camera for capturing points, setting offsets etc…we need to set camera offset. Because it is practically impossible to mount camera perfectly parallel […]
USING MDI IN CNC USB CONTROLLER SOFTWARE MDI stands for ‘Manual Data Input’. MDI window is located in the bottom right corner of CNCUSB controller software main window: By entering MDI shortcuts or g-code commands in this window, user can quickly access desired feature, executes g-code command or performs machine specific task. MDI shortcuts: You […]
HOW TO PROGRAM CNC USB CONTROLLER FIRMWARE Your DIY board must have all required pull-up and pull-down resistors otherwise it will not work! 1. Program firmware You must use programmer to program bootloader into PIC. Bootloader can be downloaded on DIY page. 2a. Insert PIC and set 5V supply Because I will use power from […]
HOW TO SETUP MASTERCAM POSTPROCESSOR Click “Files” node Click “Edit” button Click “Edit the control definition” Select “Machine Cycles/Mill Drill Cycles” and uncheck all drill cycles G-code generated with disabled drill cycles will now work correctly with CNC USB controller software.
Milling some wooden part using Mastercam 1. SELECTING AND SETTING MACHINE DEFINITION: Chose Machine type – Mill – Manage list… from machine definition menu select MILL – 3 AXIS HMC.MMD-6. Add and select. 2. IMPORTING AND PREPARING PART: Open part file (File – Open). It is recomended that file is in step format. Select WCS […]