View Full Version : Can I borrow a NC file?

09-30-2010, 12:57 PM
I want to take a crack at making my own post for Solidcam but I know absolutely nothing about writing G-code and I probably won't for a few more months at least. I'm trying to make a post for a 3 axis Mazak M-2 mill, right now all of the programming I do is Mazatrol programming.

I'm pretty sure I could get a post made if I had an already posted program and a print or solidworks file to compare against. If I can get the basic stuff down I'm hoping I can pick up the more complicated parts along the way.

So what would be perfect would be a working NC file for a mazak mill and a solidworks model to test my modified post. I could make a solidworks model from a drawing so I guess it really doesn't have to be a solidworks file...

Thanks guys!

Brakeman Bob
10-01-2010, 02:59 AM
If I remember correctly (it's been nearly 25 years since I used M2) Mazatrol ISO is almost a dead ringer for Fanuc 6M. I say almost as the critical differences were in the details of the more esoteric G codes such as the time address in G04 in M2 is "P" whereas in Fanuc it is "X". You can imagine the almighty bang when someone programmed a G04 X10. when programming for a right-angled head deep inside a job. That was a lesson learnt the hard way!

See if you can get a copy of the Mazatrol ISO programming manual, they should be around second-hand. It would save a lot of grief.