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    Default Age3 dnc key for prototrak converted bridgeport

    I am in the process of setting up a Bridgeport with a Protototrak AGE3 conversion and have learned that a DNC Key is necessary to run true 3axis. I am looking to do some simple surfacing. Does anyone have one for sale? Anything else I will need to make this work? Can I communicate with a Windows 10 machine seamlessly? Thanks in advance for any help ~Dave

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    I have a little more info on this. The Southwest Industries part number is DNC16280. Does anyone have any idea or suggestion where I can find one? Is there anyway to recreate this or a software or hardware work around anyone has figured out?

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    If you are not able to get this to work you might consider converting to Mach4. That is CNC control software that runs on an ordinary PC. You can get it here:
    Newfangled Solutions CNC Software Home of Mach3

    I am running it on my Bridgeport conversion mill. You will need to do some rewiring to make it work.

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    Thanks @MR_CNC_guy for the suggestion.

    I like the conversational side of the control for simple stuff and was hoping to be able to run some simple simple roughing 3 axis profiles without to much machine modification.

    I didn't think it would be that hard to find a Key.

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    @Mr_CNC_guy. I guess converting it is something I can consider. The AGE3 control does work very well. I do enjoy the Prototrak conversational control but I would like to run a 3 axis program every now and then when I am using CAM.

    Thanks for the reply

    South


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