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4th axis indexing

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Toolpath ribbon. Toolpath Transform.

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Then Rotate as Type. Toolplane/Include Origin as Method. NCI as Source. Doesn't matter sicne only one operation for Group NCI output by. Stay away from automatically crash your machine in the Work Offset Numbering and use Maintain Source Operation's!!!!

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Then on the rotate tab 23 for Instances. Angle to start with 360/24= 15 degree since their are 24 teeth. Then Angle to repeat is the same.  Pick Right as the Rotation Plane.

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Then we are done and have a nice weekend.

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9 hours ago, zer0fuks said:

Thank you so much.

Your Welcome.

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crazyman,

how do i get m,achine simulate to display  the 4th axis setup as you have?

is it one of the default machine types in 2021?

This is another thing i need to learn..

Thanks

 

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13 hours ago, Candicane said:

crazyman,

how do i get m,achine simulate to display  the 4th axis setup as you have?

is it one of the default machine types in 2021?

This is another thing i need to learn..

Thanks

 

I built it that way. Here is the link to the machine I built years ago like this.

Right Side 4th Axis VMC

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Thanks for the link..

But i literally have no idea what to do with those files  ..

 

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17 hours ago, Candicane said:

Thanks for the link..

But i literally have no idea what to do with those files  ..

 

Unzip the folder into into C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2021\MachineSimulation\MachSim

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Another thing I will add is the ability to move the Tail stock and Adjust the OD jaws for whatever size Material you have. I get some time I will add a Tail-stock from the HAAS Website and a few other tricks I have up my sleeve to that machinesim. There is Fixed ID jaws on that machine and can be suppressed if you don't need them. I had them there for those wanting to explore how to add functionality to their Machinesim.

 

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Right angle Head. 

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+1000 to what Ron generously described.

Word of warning though...axis substitution isn't going to play nicely, especially while doing transform/rotate. It's been "kinda' broken for a while. Just went thru this with several customers.

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This is a somewhat related topic to what I'm working on today.  I'm going to hold this on a spud or expanding collet.  I would generally program center of rotation with one work offset.  However some of the depths are +/- .001 and to nail the depth I'll need to probe the top surfaces of the part.  Parts are pre-finished on 6 sides.   

What is the best way to program / workflow this?  Duplicate work offsets? 

I'm looking for best practices as I am going to have multiple parts to do that are similar to this one.

 

  

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Offset for each face if you worry about the Depths being an issue. Program like you normally do Plane for each index, but just give that plane a Workoffset number and should be good to go. I would have something going into that 4 holes to help keep it from spinning.

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