Digitizing Probe


(Patricio Suarez) #1

Could this work with CNCjs or UGCS?.

It says it needs Mach3 but I guess mechanically it does not matter. Has a 1/4” shank and if I shorten it might be possible to be used with my Nomad.

Thoughts?.


(William Adams) #2

Yes, it should work — just connect it to the Probe connector.


(Patricio Suarez) #3

Thank you Will. Excited to try it.


(Neil Ferreri) #4

As a probe, it will work. You won’t actually be able to use it as a digitizer, though.


(Patricio Suarez) #5

Understood. Think your macros should work, right?.


(Neil Ferreri) #6

Yup…it will just act like a probe with all conductive surfaces on the inside. What are you hoping to use it for that a smooth rod or endmill blank wouldn’t give you?


(Patricio Suarez) #7

I would like to be able to use it in all materials. Right now my bed grounds and cant probe on aluminum as it grounds the probe by just touching the aluminum stock. Also, I’m interested in using existing holes as possible zeroing locations and the small touch probe tip allows me probing into smaller holes. I don’t have any current specific need for it but, of all probing methods that I know, this one is the one that seems most universal. Thoughts?.


(Neil Ferreri) #8

That all makes sense.
I can’t think of any reason you shouldn’t get one unless you wanted to DIY something similar.


(Patricio Suarez) #9

I’m always excited to keep learning. Once I get it, I will test and report back.


(William Adams) #10

You should be able to use it for digitizing — with suitable software — something like https://github.com/martin2250/OpenCNCPilot ?