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by Patrick Thorn
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Post Processor for Solidworks CAM
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Post Processor for Solidworks CAM

Hi, we did not develop the post processor for HSM, or any other system. We just helped them with the codes that are provided with all Roland machines. So I expect CAMWorks etc have a Generic G-Code post that works on our machines. They can always contact us for help. Just ask them to goto their Loca...
by Patrick Thorn
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MDX-540S Z0 Sensor NC or RML command
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: MDX-540S Z0 Sensor NC or RML command

There are no user commands to interact with the Z0 sensor, all this is controlled by internal firmware.
Sorry.
by Patrick Thorn
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MDX-540S Z0 Sensor NC or RML command
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: MDX-540S Z0 Sensor NC or RML command

Hi,
The Fanuc Macro # commands are not supported within Roland RML or NC Code.
by Patrick Thorn
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: How to use Modela Player v4
Replies: 0
Views: 113

How to use Modela Player v4

This has been a common question I have hearing with people acquiring old Roland MDX machines and Modela Player v4.
There are many resources, however, the people at Fabacademy have this tutorial which is easy to follow the principles.
by Patrick Thorn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MDX-15 Driver/Serial to USB issue
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: MDX-15 Driver/Serial to USB issue

Hi Josh If you have an old PC with a RS232 port and the correct cable and drivers, it should work, usually unto Windows 7. Do not attempt to use a 3rd part USB to Serial adaptor, they just do not work. They look like they start to and loose communication as they d not support the same hardware hands...
by Patrick Thorn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Wales
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Hello from North Wales

Hi there.
You can always get in touch if there is something we can help with.
by Patrick Thorn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: small tools ZCL-540 z height detection
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: small tools ZCL-540 z height detection

Perfect Geoff,
With a higher position, remember to re do the ZCL-540 calibration from the VPanel
Glad you are all working.
by Patrick Thorn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: small tools ZCL-540 z height detection
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: small tools ZCL-540 z height detection

Geoff, So your Z height post for the rotary has holes in it? It should stop on making light contact. Note the connection is through the tool, collet, spindle bearings etc. We have seen on older machines when the bearings are worn out, the Z Sensor becomes unreliable. We have seen customers use a sma...
by Patrick Thorn
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MODELA MDX-3
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: MODELA MDX-3

All support on development of drivers ended in 2005 and 2007, hence no support to later Windows. Maybe a USB Parallel could work on the MDX-3, PIX-3 needs a Serial cable and the USB/Serial adaptors never worked in my opinion. They looked like they did and then stopped. If you find a way, then I am s...
by Patrick Thorn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MODELA MDX-3
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: MODELA MDX-3

These are the official Supported drivers
http://download.rolanddg.jp/en/3d.html#mdx3
http://download.rolanddg.jp/en/3d.html#pix3430

Hope this helps, so with an old pc they will work.