Touch Probe - I dont get it?

(Scott Erikson) #1

Hi - I have a touchprobe that I have never used yet, but I’m having a hard time understanding the value it brings? You still have to jog the machine over to the probe like you would when you find zero anyways, so what is the value? I’m probably missing something, which is why I’m asking the question.

Thanks for the advice / help in advance!

(William Adams) #2

It’s a bit faster to jog quickly to a rough position, then have the machine Probe than it is to jog to a precise point along 3 axes — the machine should also be more consistent at that.

I’ve also machined in a pocket which allows me to register a two-sided cut using the Probe.

(Luke) #3

oooo pictures of this pocket?

(William Adams) #4

Screen grab of the Carbide Create file here:

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