I would like to purchase a touch probe fairly soon for my cnc machine using mach 3.
I found the "touch probe" plugin for mach below: It does state "may not work with newer versions of mach". I have the newest version..
ArtSoft USA - Plugins
So basically im asking who has a really good affordable touch probe that uses mach 3? Also what do you use to convert the points to a solid model.
I have solidworks 2011, and access to solidcam and mastercam, along with cambam.
I may need a short "101" intro on how this whole operation works.
Desk CNC from IMService
CNC Shark Touch Probe - Rockler Woodworking Tools
The shark probe is the most expensive but when used with there software it converts and smooths the entire model to a .stl and then claims it can immediately cut when it just probed. Sounds awesome but $600 for probe and software is $$$$.
Anyways, let me know! I would like to be able to "reverse engineer" some parts and also use it to just setup up jigs, zero x,y,z on work pieces, etc.
Thank you! The link expired but i searched, tool setter and touch probe and found it.
So @ $225 dollars what is the advantage of that unit compared to the the cnc4pc.com unit at almost half the price? Possibly a bit more quality materials, and engineering?
Assuming the DeskCNC and the Ebay are the same, or at least have interchangeable parts, getting replacement/different size probes for it should be easier than for the CNC4PC one.
Plus, ruby tip is generally preferable.
Check out the Tormach passive probe. I just purchased one and it's very good for the money IMHO. I have no affiliation but a happy customer