Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

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About Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

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  1. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    How To Reduce Surface Tension Of Water In Steam Plant?

    Hydrophobic coating in the pipes?
  2. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Getting a new computer!

    Log the time you spend waiting for your computer over a month, multiply it by the shop rate, and present it to the bean counters.
  3. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    New computer.

    Sounds like your purchaser got taken for a ride. Every place I've worked I've had to pull teeth to spec my own computer because they all think dollars == performance and want to order the most expensive Xeon.
  4. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    New computer.

    That has a single thread score of 1426, for $1008.63 current chip cost. An AMD Ryzen 7 3800X scores 2984 for $379.99, so more than twice the performance for well less than half the cost. My four year old i7 6700K scores 2354, current price is $312.61.
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    New computer.

    What will you be doing with it? 2 axis lathe? 5 axis impellers? Mill-turn? For most applications I optimize for single threaded performance, which AMD has just taken by storm:
  6. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Thread whirling vs. thread milling?

    Thread whirling heads are expensive. Do they have advantages over thread milling aside from the long pass-through?
  7. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Work shift offset issue

    Your Mastercam dealer might be willing to fix that for free or for a nominal fee. Mine will handle small tweaks like this for free.
  8. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Looking for MasterCAM Skill testing.

    I think the best way to find out if someone has the appropriate skill level for your parts would be to have them program one of your parts that you're already running.
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    I'd bet the leading teeth of your tap are wearing down. Tungsten is quite abrasive from what I hear. If it were me I'd me far more comfortable threadmilling. With a threadmill you can swap in a fresh threadmill and re-skim your threads; you could even run a roughing threadmill and a finishing threadmill as part of your program.
  10. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    Pete, What are the chances of getting the Vericut launcher to work with MCfSW in the near future? Thanks
  11. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Back Plot Cycle Times Vs Reality

    NCPlot is great for cycle time estimations, among other things.
  12. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    custom tools in x9

    Here's one of mine. I always use the Mastercam file. 959515-C6.mcx-9
  13. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    File Does Not Exist

    Must have gotten moved or deleted. Search your drive for it, including your recycle bin.
  14. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    A ? about planes, and multiple operations...

    That's one way. You either rotate the planes to the model, or rotate the model to the planes. Since I'm doing 5 axis I prefer to rotate the model to the planes, then my pre-setup planes for most used orientations are still aligned.
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    A ? about planes, and multiple operations...

    Yes. I'll generally have one positioned for stock prep, one for side A, and one for side B. Level 10 contains the model for op 1, 11-19 have toolpath geometry for op 1, level 20 has the model for op 2, etc. This way if i need to I can have two or more ops on the 5 axis trunnion, the planes all still work out, and the stock models still work.

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