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GRBL - Grbl-Mega-5X - gcode interface?

Discussion in 'Interfaces' started by HeartOfGermany, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. HeartOfGermany


    Oct 29, 2018
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    Hello folks. :)

    I have a hopefully simple question.

    I want to run gcode from fusion360 with up to 5 axis on grbl. The version "Grbl-Mega-5X" is meant to do this. But i cannot find a gcode sender/interface for that purpouse. The Versions I have seen only support xyz. Is there an interface that allows me to use other axis aswell? It would also be nice, if the interface does display the position of all axis. It also needs to be quite versatile.

    I want to do 5 axis milling on the same machine, that I want to 3D print on. That means, xyz+ac for 5 axis milling and xyz+a for printing.

    Well, that automatically gives question 2: E is used as axis for the filament feed, right? Can I simply change every E in the Gcode for an A? Also is this relation 1:1? If I understand the Gcode correctly E is just a regular axis nothing else. So E should only appear in gcode for the axis E (or maybe ";comments" , the program created, which I do not care that much about).

    About the bed temp and filament temp: Will be controlled manually with closed loop setup. So I will remove those lines of course.

    So basically I only need to know, how to give "Grbl-Mega-5X" its gcode and get the interface.

    I hope someone can help. Thanks alot! :)
  2. David the swarfer

    David the swarfer OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Aug 6, 2013
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    maybe you shoudl ask the 5x developer what he uses?
    in other words, open an issue on github fra589/grbl-Mega-5X
    I just read quite a bit of the wiki there and it is not mentioned, yet.

    at the very least the stream.py at fra589/grbl-Mega-5X should send a file.
  3. Anthony Bolgar

    Anthony Bolgar Journeyman

    Jan 14, 2016
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    Check out the SuperGerbil kickstarter. Paul developed an open source sender that does 5 axis from fusion created gcode files.

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