implmex, totally going to get a ball ended stylus, i just didnt bother drawing it.
I will figure out the probe offset by cutting a hole in scrap, probe it several times with the stylus including removing and reinstalling to see if it even works right.
Then I will use that offset information to write some custom gcode macros to probe features with in programs.
I already created a custom wire alignment program to align using a hole in a fixture on the table, instead of the manual block alignment system sodick uses.
So this should be similar.
New to EDM and Machining in general, we have Mitsubishis at our shop and I've been trying to dig around the concept of adding a probe if possible for all the same reasons everyone else has mentioned. I'm curious though as to how the probe will actual work when you have it on the machine. The machine can probe with wire but, to my knowledge, only when it reaches material that it makes conductive contact with. With a probe, how will the machine know when its made contact?