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  2. Joe777

    Best programming method

    Try, Surface finish pencil, save tool path as geometry, delete unwanted geo and contour 3d.
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  4. Joe777

    Cleaning tool holders

    Varsal+Ultrasonic almost always solves my tool run outs.
  5. Rob Heimpel

    HLE 2020 wont start

    Rick. You can edit the short cut for your HLE to disable the hardware acceleration . The document attached shows how to edit it. HLE Hardware acceration.pdf
  6. KMartin

    Importing .JPEG

    By Adobe Illustrator. Whats the logo I have a cd with a couple thousand logos on it .
  7. Excellent work and looks good. Where are you holders? If you take the time to define your holders then they will show up. I would think that is probably one of the biggest things I see shops doing today is not taking time to define their holders. Yes a little more work, but once the programmer has built a library of holders and has it dialed in then it should be just point and shoot. Problem is Mastercam doesn't make this easy. However if the programmer copies all their tools into their holders library and then uses the holder library as their tool library then life becomes that much faster and easier. Might think to add a EDP or Part number for the cutting tools as well so the person getting the tools can use exactly what the programmer wanted and not something totally different than what they were expecting.
  8. civiceg

    Cleaning tool holders

    You can get some pretty big ultrasonic cleaners off ebay for under 150 bucks that would fit most CAT 40 holders. I ordered one for doing parts post tumbling, never tried any of my tooling though.
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  10. I’m going to have some questions for those familiar with Makino Wedm. it’s a Heat U6 machine.
  11. Thank you for the info!! I will try it when I get back to the office.
  12. MIL-TFP-41

    Cleaning tool holders

    I wasn't thinking the whole holder...more just the nut & the collet. Those 2 things seem to collect the tough to clean FOD more than the holder.
  13. So not a Guru

    Cleaning tool holders

    I like the way she thinks.
  14. So not a Guru

    Cleaning tool holders

    This is kind of what I was thinking. Not sure a CAT 40 holder would fit though, much less a CAT 50. If I can find one a bit larger, I might give it a go.
  15. So not a Guru

    Cleaning tool holders

    Zactly how I've done it for years. Apparently, the elbow grease part is what they find, I'm being kind here, "challenging".
  16. I don't know how their 3 axis posts work but our 5 Axis DMS post uses Real Integer #8 to control mid op retracts. If your is like this try setting #8 to 3 and see if that fixes your problem. And on a side note...I've been programming Fanuc and Fagor controls for 10+ years and given a choice I'll take the Fagors any day! (just my $.02 worth)
  17. CEMENTHEAD

    2020 killed my Thumbnails...

    Recently upgraded to 2020, it converted all the nice thumbnails to a generic "2020" logo... HELP! I also tried to repoint 2018 as the “always open with” option , the icons still open with 2020. We have new systems, with Quadro P4000
  18. Thx for both parts. My part and your Rotary issue part both show the D-39692 problem with gap along one cut due to check geometry. I submitted a fix for that and hope it moves forward into an upcoming release. But my part had the Retract plane turned on. Your parts have it turned off and that shows another problem with the feed plane not getting applied. I logged this second issue as D-39371. If you enable retract plane, then your Rotary issue actual path will lift the tool between cuts. You’ll have to increase the retract increment from .25 to .5 to clear the check geometry. Enabling retract plane on Rotary issue, though, doesn’t help in your release as you will bump into D-39682. I’ll see about the start angle. You should be able to start at 270 degrees to get the desired -90 degree effect.
  19. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Cleaning tool holders

    I stuff a blue disposable shop towel in and spin it. Scotch Brite if there's any corrosion or roughness.
  20. RaiderX

    Cleaning tool holders

    I hear gin works well https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/royals/the-queens-dressmaker-reveals-she-uses-gin-to-clean-the-royal-jewels/ar-BBWBkBT?li=BBnb4R7 on the serious side we do the above, except have not tried the ultrasonic.
  21. Leon82

    Cleaning tool holders

    Just oil them up after.
  22. MIL-TFP-41

    Cleaning tool holders

    I have been wanting to try using one of these for that purpose but have yet to get around to it. https://www.harborfreight.com/25-Liter-Ultrasonic-Cleaner-63256.html
  23. 5th Axis CGI

    Cleaning tool holders

    Wire Brush for the inside of the collet nuts and fine scotch brite for the holders and collets. Plenty of elbow grease.
  24. #Rekd™

    Lathe Stock

    Make sure blank originals is disabled, level options should be "Offset by: 10" Then in the Geometry section have "Transfer geometry" activated, click on the select button, in the graphics screen press Ctrl+A to select all entities. Then press enter. Then set your "Transferred Position" and your "Pick-off Position"
  25. cnc16

    Lathe Stock

    I'm having trouble with my lathe stock when I flip it, for some reason it does not update to the flipped orientation. can anyone help.
  26. #Rekd™

    Flowline plunges tool at 50%

    Why are you wanting to use a surface toolpath on a flat part? Is the part being machined from a solid billet or from an angle shaped section? You can use 2D toolpaths with a smaller Bull nose cutter with the correct rad. The cutter you are using is quite large vs the the wall thickness of the vertical section, you will get a lot of vibration/ chatter I would assume.
  27. So not a Guru

    Cleaning tool holders

    What do y'all do for keeping tool holders & collets clean? We use a lot of ER collets and keeping the holder nuts (especially the grooves around the retaining ring) is challenging for our operators.
  28. Thank you Colin Invert selection - exact what I looking for
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