I 100% agree about the in process probing. I'm definitely not dealing in tenths or anything like that and like you said definitely beyond my skill level. It only really struck my curiosity for defining part position and picking up work offsets locations with a probe. Possible use as a cmm/ reverse engineering already existing parts (manually operation in these instances)Yes, but it quite more complicated and a lot more expensive if you fuck up. Learn the machine as is, in process probing is beyond your skill level yet
Correct me if in wrong but I would think writing a generic program that is capable of bumping a id bore or the outside of a specific sized square and setting a origin is a little bit different than treating the probe as a tool for the machine to determine on it's own, if it needs to run multiple finish passes to bring something perfectly into spec or anything like that.
I have a edge finder but when I check it's repeatability, I reliably get 1-3 thou error on a surface. there's times where I need to be doing better than that, more so in the upcoming future I feel like.
Surely there a happy medium between a 13 dollar edge finder and a 10k optical probe setup
The last cnc mill I operated basically used g code for basic movement only, no place for mdi. None of the m codes worked anything, that stuff operated manually. the machine also homed wherever you turned it on at with no real reference so using the wcs was impossible. Plus the home coordinates would disappear once you picked up part position so couldn't even put it back to the same spot everytime. This matsuura shames it in every aspect and me for getting as far as I have without properly learning gcode cause now I actually need it for general operation of this thing