40$ electronic edge finder....

Best damn 40 bucks I ever spent (in the shop)!
Sucks for picking up, but makes an awesome cmm for in machine inspection.
Cimitron and that edge finder/probe is a match made in heaven.
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What does Cimatron have to do with it? Are you using "coordinate label" function in Cimatron? That would be saweeet! come to think of it.
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What does Cimatron have to do with it? Are you using "coordinate label" function in Cimatron? That would be saweeet! come to think of it.
Happy cnc/cmm'ing!
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cimitron cmm. I end up with a setup sheet labeled cmm with a picture of the pickups labeled and x-y-z values for each pickup. Pretty friggen awesome. So awesome I'm supposed to buy another one for the graphite mill. Best part is the magnet doesnt effect it, it's bearly magnetic.
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very cool, I knew they were on to somthin with IT13's coord label function. Sounds like they implemented that function along with a "pretty pic" function nicely into E & branded it $cmm$ option?

If ya absolutely have to check your 3D work on the machine - as in mold work or maybe for ISO or QS paper shuffle - that's defiantly the way to do it. In the old days we'd set the indicator off of tooling ball or top of contour - contour high point, just with scribed lines & translate a "few" xyz drop points just to check for tool wear/correct taper ect. again only as good as machine readings +-? .001 shit........... I've seen large automotive molds & large storge contianer molds, bakery/milk case molds with wallstock +-.005. Other molds "thin wall" cell phone molds that have to be +-.0005 wallstock. All depends on what the molds are for/ what industry dictates how "precision" & costly they are. duh................ If your building washer molds I don't think Cimatron will help you.
so all said & done was it Cimatron that made it all work or was it the edge finder? I think its vinny that made it work<g>
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