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I am in the process of finishing up the machining all the parts for my cnc router. Basics of mine are as follows:

Frame: 8020-3060 extrusions (3"x6")
20mm Linear Rails
X Axis 1605 1200mm Ball Screws, one screw on each side
Y Axis 1605 1000mm Ball Screw
Z Axis 1605 300mm Ball Screw

Nema 23 Steppers
Z axis is a nema 23 with a 10:1 reduction

2.2 kW Chinese liquid cooled 3-phase spindle

Warp 9 Ethernet SmoothStepper Control and BreakoutBoard

Questions I have:

1. Has anyone gotten a Mach 4 post processor for Solidworks Camworks yet? I have the full 3 axis pro version in Solidworks for my Haas and would like to stay with it. If not is the Mach 3 Post any good?

2 Where did you put your home switch?

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1) I didn't realize there was a difference in generating code for Mach3/4, but then, I picked a PP from the choices in Fusion 360 and send to Mach4 and that's all I have done. Limited experience outside this...

2) Which home switch?


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Welcome to the Router Forums. It sounds like an interesting build.

As far as the post processor is concerned you might contact Camworks and see if they have one or could make one that will work.

As far as homing switches I would add homing to all the Axises and you could use them to also square your dual X axis.
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