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What is Mach3?

Mach3 allows you to turn your PC into a 4-Axis CNC Controller for machining. Mach3 add-on for customers that need a powerful and affordable CAD/CAM Controller System for their shop. Now you can design parts or import them into BobCAD-CAM, generate the toolpath and with one click of a button, launch Mach3 and execute the NC program all in one easy to use system!

Mach3 Offsets

 

Why Mach3?

Mach3 allows you to turn your PC into a 4-Axis CNC Controller for machining and offers you a wide range of CNC control functionality that you need.

Standards

  • Converts a standard PC to a fully featured, 6-axis CNC controller
  • Allows direct import of DXF, BMP, JPG, and HPGL files through LazyCam
  • Visual Gcode display
  • Generates Gcode via LazyCam or Wizards
  • Fully customizable interface
  • Customizable M-Codes and Macros using VBscript
  • Spindle Speed control
  • Multiple relay control
  • Manual pulse generation
  • Video display of machine
  • Touch screen ability
  • Full screen eligibility

Works successfully with CNC

  • Lathes
  • Mills
  • Routers
  • Lasers
  • Plasma
  • Engravers
  • Gear cutting
Wizards are “mini-programs” that extend the capabilities of Mach3. Wizards can be written by anybody and are designed to allow users to quickly perform routine or convenient operations without the need to have a pre-written G-Code file. Included with Mach3 are free Wizards for such things as:

  • Gear cutting
  • Digitizing
  • Holes
  • Slots and keyways
  • Text engraving
  • Many standard shapes
  • Surfacing
  • MANY MORE

Mach3 System Requirements

32-bit Desktop (using the parallel port)

  • 32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Operating System (only works on 32-bit)
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM
  • Basic Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)
Laptop / 64-bit Desktop (using an external motion controller)

  • An appropriate external motion controller (options can be found on the Plugins page)
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Operating System
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Basic Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)

Mach3 Software Testimonials

  1. HKMTURNERS says:

    WANT INFORMAYION ABOUT MACH3

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