U and W on a CNC Lathe (Incremental Programming)

U and W on a CNC Lathe (Incremental Programming)

Using U and W on a CNC Lathe

 

U and W on a CNC Lathe

On a CNC machining centre incremental and absolute are modal. That means when one is active it stays active until you programme the other.

U and W on a CNC Lathe

Now on a CNC Lathe it’s different. You just change your axis to U or W. You can remember this by its position in the alphabet UVW correspond to XYZ .

What this means is that you have U instead of X and W instead of Z. Oh and if you have a Y axis you can use V.

 

This can make programming easier if the drawing is dimensioned incrementally.

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Using U and W on a CNC Lathe

This is a nice convenient 10mm. If it was 10.312 then you would have to do the arithmetic in order to use absolute.

U and W on a CNC Lathe

 

You can even mix incremental and absolute in the same block. Look at this example.

This is it with W

Using U and W on a CNC Lathe

Got to be honest I don’t use incremental that much in turning but I reckon this is a really good use for it.

 

 

If you have a slight taper in the part and you want to programme it out. This makes a really simple way.

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It is also much less prone to error. You can put it back to zero for the next time if you want.

Changing the X value can be dodgy.

So there you have it Using U and W on a CNC Lathe

Just one other thing.

DON’T FORGET

The U figure is a diameter not a radius.

So in the example above the diameter is increasing by .02 (U.02)

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