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    Default $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    Hello everyone,

    My company had recently purchase a Mazak QTN-250-II 2 Axis CNC Lathe and we don't have a post for it.

    I found a person in our local area who can write a post for the machine and he is asking for $3000 Canadian. Since I don't know anyone else who is capable to do so, i can't really justify the price.

    Does anyone know how much a custom post for a 2 Axis Lathe would cost?

    Thank you very much for your kind response

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    Default Re: $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    What CAM software do you need the post for?

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    Default Re: $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    Quote Originally Posted by pippin88 View Post
    What CAM software do you need the post for?
    It is for MasterCAM.



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    Default Re: $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    You could switch to VisualCAD/CAM which includes lathe functionality. The program would cost less than $3000, and any posts you need would be configured for free.

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    Default Re: $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    Quote Originally Posted by awerby View Post
    You could switch to VisualCAD/CAM which includes lathe functionality. The program would cost less than $3000, and any posts you need would be configured for free.
    Thank you Awerby. I will look in to that.

    However, do you have any idea how much it would cost to write a custom post for a similar machine?



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    Default Re: $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    If it's a post for VisualCADCAM, it will be free. But there might already be one. Mecsoft has been doing this for long enough that they've accumulated a pretty big library of postprocessors for all sorts of machines: https://mecsoft.com/downloadposts/ If you're talking about Mastercam posts, it seems the sky's the limit,..

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    Default Re: $$How much should i pay for a custom post for a CNC machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Szhu View Post
    It is for MasterCAM.
    Get one from Mastercam reseller. do you have live tooling, if not the average just 2 axis should be around $200

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