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  1. Ill have to look into this some more and see if we have any of the options you mentioned. I would guess that we do not. thanks
  2. With our machine we touch off tools like normal without the 90 DEG head on. then when we put the head on those offset lengths are transfered to the head. the post compensates for the additional length the head adds. I only have problems when face milling in 2 directions where it needs to apply the offset to 2 axis at the same time. thanks
  3. I have a Ameraseiki bridgemill with a 90 deg head and fanuc control. When I machine the 90 degrees faces its fine. But when I go to mill a 45 deg face meaning that I'm cutting in X and Y at the same time I'm having trouble. First my post was not outputting the G44/G43 and the H command when doing the 45 degree faces. So I got my post updated but now the machine is alarming out when It sees more than 1 axis with the tool length compensation. If I run it without the tool length comp and adjust the depth for my tool length it cuts fine. and if I edit it so it only compensates 1 axis its not in the right position. i hope this makes sense. any ideas???? T1 M06(6" FACE MILL) M200 C225. M01 G17 G00 G59 G90 G44 H1 X-19.434 Y-13.4214 ( it gives alarm----- tool comp command more than 2 axis) Z2.475 M08 X-11.8327 Y-5.82 G01 X-11.5922 Y-5.5795 F30. X-5.3444 Y-11.8274 F65. X-5.5212 Y-12.0042 F50. G00 X-13.1862 Y-19.6692 M09 G91 G00 G28 Z0. M30 thanks
  4. FTI2007

    Tool Vending Machine

    Why did you choose them for your needs?
  5. FTI2007

    Tool Vending Machine

    MSC is just the first one to come out and give their pitch. IF we go to a tool management system We would look into others as well and find the best fit for us. I just do not know anything about it so thats why I was asking for info. Nothing is going to happen overnight.
  6. Our company is looking into the idea of tool vending machines. MSC is going to come out and give a sales pitch. I know a couple other venders I deal with offer the same thing. We are a small company that does not do production work. Every thing is Custom 1-2 piece . Currently I keep a few Vidmars stocked with tooling that is ordered by our purchaser from a handful of venders depending our she can get the best price. What are some pros and cons of this system??? Thanks
  7. FTI2007

    It's 5 O'Clock somewhere

    what is batch processing? I have seen the icon but never new what it was for. I read the mastercam help menu but I still do not understand it.
  8. Can anyone explain to why a Mitsubishi Insert is $88 and a Dapra Is $30? If they last 3 times as long I would understand but I find that hard to believe. And to the guys that are running any of these what are you using for a holder? We currently just use an endmill holder for our indexable tooling. I see Dapra recommends Shrink fit or a milling chuck.
  9. I just got a quote on the Mitsubishi SRF. I was little shocked by the price of the insert at $88 each. but they have a promo where you buy 2 inserts and the body is free so that helps. I am waiting on a quote from DAPRA.
  10. FTI2007

    OptiRest milling start from outside?

    Ok thanks. Maybe they could in the future make start on outside an option for opti rest. It would be beneficial at times and save a step or two than doing it the current way.
  11. FTI2007

    OptiRest milling start from outside?

    That does not seem to work....?
  12. FTI2007

    OptiRest milling start from outside?

    I tried that but as soon as I turn stock back on turn changes it back to inside.
  13. Why can I not tell optirest to start from outside instead of stay inside? The option is grayed out. I thought we could before or am I wrong? It would save some ramping time on my current part if I could . This is in 2018
  14. Im looking for recommendations for a indexable finish ball endmill that is necked back 6" in .75 diameter. It will be used for finishing a profile in P20. thanks in advance.
  15. FTI2007

    Hybrid Start point

    I tried this but it locked the operation and messed it up. It still started in the middle but also did some huge arcs. I ended up having to delete it and start over because I couldnt reverse it again. I hope they add it in the near future. Thanks guys

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