RE: [SherlineCNC] Threads with lathe?
- You might want to consider a G-Code interpreter (that's the program that
takes the G-Code that you write for the shape you want to cut) that offers
software controlled threading. TurboCNC is an example. You simply add a
sensor to allow TurboCNC to measure the speed of the spindle. It then sets
the speed of the leadscrew to produce the thread that you want. You might
want to take a look at it www.dakeng.com
Of course, Sherline also offers their threading attachment, but I don't
think that it would work well in a CNC environment.
Unlike the usual disclaimer attached to these kinds of messages, I do have
an interest in TurboCNC because I'm one of the three fellows (Dave
Kowalczyk, the original developer, and Tony Groothuizen are the other two)
who are developing the next release.
> I am looking for a small cnc lathe that is capable of cutting
> threads. As far as I can tell you cant control the spindle speed with
> the controller program or dial in the exact rpm with the rpm knob.
> Are there in upgrades or modifications that would allow one of these
> two or another way of doing threads?
- I was looking at that kit for turnmaster pro. I wasnt sure how it
worked, until I checked it out again. I first thought that it
controlled the spindle speed somehow. It seems like an expensive way
to do what it does.
Im probably going to go with that route since the software is one of
the few dedicated lathe controllers and has alot of codes to use.
Is there any kits that allow spindle control?
- Hi Maui,
Have you tried TurboCNC? It's free (or nearly so). Uses a spindle
pickup to allow thread cutting. I'd certainly try it first!
> I was looking at that kit for turnmaster pro. I wasnt sure how it
> worked, until I checked it out again. I first thought that it
> controlled the spindle speed somehow. It seems like an expensive way
> to do what it does.
> Im probably going to go with that route since the software is one of
> the few dedicated lathe controllers and has alot of codes to use.
> Is there any kits that allow spindle control?