I need help on setting up a CNC lathe. I have a CNC lathe that just sits there because no one but myself has any clue on how to run CNC machines. I am very experienced on our CNC mill, but haven't had the time to figure out the lathe.
The only part that gets me on the lathe is setting up my tooling and the offsets. What is the best way to set up my tooling? Off the face of the part or, the face of the chuck jaws? Should I use G43 - Tool Length Offset? I want to know the best way to do this and be able to write my programs accordingly to how I set my tools up. Should I use G54, G55 - work coordinate with a lathe?
The mill I set tools off of the same point for each tool and use G43 and the work coordinate system.
I want to train some employees how to run the CNC machines but need to learn the lathe first! Can anyone help me?