G-Coding on Haas Machines
If you operate Haas lathes or other machines, then you will find this article useful. Fully understanding a CNC machine’s g-codes will get you the best results and outcomes when machining. The blog post below gives you some background on Haas’ g-code and then a guide to their newest additions. Give it a read!
Haas makes some of the most popular CNC machines in the world, so knowing how to use their unique g-codes can be an important skill. The good news is that Haas has taken one of the smartest approaches I can think of in creating their unique g-code dialect.
They started with the worlds most popular dialect, Fanuc (what the bulk of this course is concerned with) and built on top of it while maintaining compatibility. They didnt make any arbitrary changes and they largely added good value and convenience.
This is a smart strategy because it means most Fanuc g-code will just run on a Haas, yet they still have some great advantages to talk about due to the special codes theyve added. It also means that the vast cadre of folks who know Fanuc g-code programming are ready to be productive day one on Haas machines, and they can pick up the things Haas added as they need to.
I think thats smart, and I even said its something all future CNC controls should strive for going forward.
Meanwhile I just finished writing a complete guide to those extra g-code features Haas added over the Fanuc standard. Its an additional chapter in our Free G-Code Programming Training Course. Check it out:
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