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Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Has anybody here used a pocketnc machine? http://www.pocketnc.com/pocketnc/pocket-nc

It's a ligthweight machine suitable for soft materials.

I recently purchased one and am waiting for delivery. I will build a Machine Kit for it using post configurator. Nice learning activity on a real piece of hardware.. I was wondering if anybody else has done this or programmed for this machine?

https://youtu.be/kcioWRBSjOc

Regards

Paul

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Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Legend
Hello Paul

Did you know which Controller this machine has? S840D or Fanuc or Fanuc like?
Postconfigurator support in the moment following controllers (Heidenhain,Siemens,Fanuc;Okuma)

regards
Heinrich

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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It's fanuc like. It's using an app called machinekit. Runs on a beagle bone black. The post and machine is easy. I've already built an Alpha version.
Paul

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Just to update eveyone. I have a production working post and machine simulation that has been tested on the machine. Built with Post Configurator.

If anybody want's a copy send me a note. I'll also get it on kit staore bit that will take a little longer.

Regards

Paul

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Creator

Good day

 

Realising that the below is an older post from a year ago would it still be possible to share the Pocket NC V2 post processor and machine simulation file? I would really appreciate any help in this regard as I would like to use Simens NX CAM to post programs for the machine. 

 

Best regards

 

Mike

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Creator

Good day

 

Would it still be possible to share the Pocket NC V2 post processor and machine simulation files for NX? I would really appreciate it as I am no expert in creating posts.

 

Best regards

 

Mike Saxer

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Hi @Mikey_77

Sure, It's at V3 now and a little bit safer if you forget good engage and retracts in 5-axis.

Regards

Paul

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Creator

Hi PAul

 

Thank you so much for the fast response. So the attached you sent will work for V2 machine still?

Re: Pocketnc 5-axis benchtop mill

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Creator

Hi Paul

 

Sorry, another question. How do I go about installing the post .MTK file you sent in NX? Is there a step by step on how to do this? Sorry still a bit new to NX. 

 

Best regards

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