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    Default Optical registration on ShopBot

    Is there any way to modify a ShopBot PRS Alpha for Optical Registration.
    We print and laminate in-house. And sometimes we need to rout to shape, but have to manually register the mounted material prior to routing. It can be tedious and inaccurate.

    Is there a solution with ShopBot and V-Carve?

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    John,
    Not to my knowledge using SB3. You could however keep the SB hardware and change the controller to WinCNC and purchase their OptiScout plugin.

    RE: https://www.wincnc.com/mapp_vision.php

    -B
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    Thank you Brady.

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    Would a cross-hair laser not work? They can be mounted to any machine.
    Tah-Dah

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Ball View Post
    Would a cross-hair laser not work? They can be mounted to any machine.
    I would think that anything laser would be too coarse for the OP's requirements.
    ShopBot Details:
    2013 PRS Alpha 96x60x12
    4hp Spindle
    12" indexer
    Aspire
    Rhino
    Fusion 360
    Ferrari 360
    Prusa MK3S+

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    Shopbot has a laser pointer in thier shop. Laser Pointer
    #006326
    $ 150.00 USD

    IDK about the software mentioned but wouldn't you have to let the machine scan the full material to be routed to find the registration points? I have an inkling of what the OP wants to do and I'd think that manually moving to your marks might be the easiest solution - though I could be way off.

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