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Using a Renishaw Probe and ProbeAppV2 with Acorn

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:26 pm
by ChrisAttebery
When I converted my G0704 CNC mill to Acorn I needed a method of measuring the tool length offsets. I bought a cheap imprt tool setter off eBay. I needed software to use it though. I found that ProbeApp V2 from Swissi was priced right and really well done. After using it to measure my TLOs I decided that I wanted to start using 3D probing. I didn't have the budget for a new Centroid probe so I asked about budget probes. Muzzer was kind enough to point out that Renishaw MP-1 or MP-3 probe heads are available fairly cheap on eBay. I picked up a NIB MP-3 for $250. I also found out that they work best when paired with a Renishaw MI-5 or MI-8 probe interface unit. So I picked up an MI-8 for $90 on eBay. It was really easy to wire into Acorn.

Between ProbeApp, the tool setter, and the Renishaw probe tool and part setups are a lot quicker, easier and more accurate than what I was used to in the past.

Here's a video I put together:

Re: Using a Renishaw Probe and ProbeAppV2 with Acorn

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:34 pm
by martyscncgarage
Thanks for sharing your video Chris!