I need to figure out how to program a spiral column that looks like this.
It's 60" long 9"outside diameter, 8" diameter smallest diameter. my machines threads just fine, i have an indexer on it, granted i use the software on the machine for doing it.
It has a 1/2" drop in the center 7 1/2" wide spiral. I hope this all makes sense. I can't figure out how to do anything in mastercam that uses indexing. I can program just simple threads on my centroid controller but nothing w/ mastercam. I have mastercam 9 and x4, but don't know how to use x4 that great.
appreciate the help.
Maybe on my machine there is a different thing i can use to make this happen. and not have to use mastercam. Anyone know what that would be called?
I copied and pasted this from centroid's website.
Profiling, Threading, Grooving, Facing, Turning, Tapering, Drilling and Tapping, Auto Chamfer, Line, Arcs, Cutoff, and more..