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  1. J Coulston

    Okuma Schedule, Program Source alarm 2612?

    MD1:/ fixed it. NSTRT PSELECT MD1:/TEST1.MIN PSELECT MD1:/TEST2.MIN /GOTO NSTRT END Thanks all for your help.
  2. Trying to get Okuma MB-5000 OSP-300 to run a schedule pallet program, one file on each pallet. NSTRT PSELECT TEST1.MIN PSELECT TEST2.MIN /GOTO NSTRT END Schedule works fine with two 1kb files, cycles thru with the pallet ready button until block skip is turned on. Schedule runs first 500kb program then alarms out when it should load the second 40kb program. Both programs run file by themselves. 2612 Alarm-B Schedule program: main program load 5201 '1' 5201: Main program file was not found. Assuming it is a memory limitation issue. The .MIN and .SDF files are stored in MD1: How do I direct PSELECT where to load the files from? TIA John Coulston
  3. When I try to post with the debugger icon I received the following error. "The MP post debugger can only be used with a single instance of Mastercam running! Posting will be aborted." Select the OK button and the dialog closes without posting. Windows task manager shows only one instance of Mastercam running? Any ideas? TIA
  4. Thanks YoDoug Standard Okuma HiCut, we only drill and tap holes, cut pockets and heat sink fins in aluminum. The Okuma is a real step up from the late 90's Hass that we are currently running. I tell the Hass machinists that the Okuma can cut faster that the Hass can rapid, they think I am lying.
  5. Under the gun and dont have time to perform more research, I remember there used to be an Excel file that had parameters but was not able to find it. I have a 6061 part with a large cavity approximately 5.0 x 14.0 x 2.4 deep that I am planing on dynamic milling. It has been so long since I have been driving MC or a machine for that matter that I don't remember reasonable speeds and feeds. Running the part on a new Okuma MB5000HII max15K RPM, 3flt ZRN 2.5loc carbide SEM, Lyndex Nikken Big Plus NCAT40-C1-85UG milling chuck. I have an old video of the load screen from a Mori NH5000 I used to own that was running at 243ipm at 14000k. Though I don't remember the tool Ø, DOC or radial step over so not much help. Any starting parameter suggestions would be appreciated. TIA John
  6. Hello All, I am looking for the best practices/advice on how to control CNC programs to comply with the AS9100 requirements. Should both the MCX file and the NC file be controled or just the NC file? I was thinking that I would only need to control the NC file as the MCX is a means to an end. QA is inspecting the NC file to verify machined part compliance to the print after the part is run. Does anyone use Vericut to comply with this requirement? I was thinking on adding a post line somthing like this O0001 N10 (PROG VALIDATED=) then enter the date QA inspected and validated the machined part to the print, mark the NC file read only. Possible Directory structure: Server/2300/2300 Proven/2300 Data The verified NC files would be stored in Proven directory read only and the MCX and scratch files would be save in the Data sub directory. Thoughts, recommendations on the most efficient way to comply? Thank you
  7. Hello All, I am working on developing a few key performance indicators for our captive shop. I have been searching the net for information, most of what I have found have been abstract indicators like world class shops invest in 5axis machines, lights out machining. I have not been able to find very many verifiable metrics to compare our small shops current state to world class standards. What do you currently track at your shop to measure your performance? Is there anything that you have tracked that turned out to be of little or no value? How do you verify if any improvements you make are truly beneficial? What is your shops reasonable scrap percentage rate? What is your percentage of spindle cutting time or equipment utilization (OEE)? http://www.mmsonline...s-and-equipment Thank you,
  8. J Coulston

    Cannot Project or Xform Translate

    Does the 2D 3D setting have any effect?
  9. Does X6 Stock Model work with transformed ops? If I create a stock model of the individual operations model looks correct, if I select the transform operations I get garbage.
  10. J Coulston

    Preferred method for checking threads

    I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been covered, other than a styrofoam peanut works well for holding small wires for measuring PD with the 3 wire method.
  11. Hello all, Would anyone be able to recommend a quality online VMC gcode class? I found a bunch thru goggle. Wanted to see if anyone had first hand knowledge. TIA John
  12. J Coulston

    MasterCam X6 CNC Programer

    About 20 minutes south of Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
  13. J Coulston

    MasterCam X6 CNC Programer

    We currently have an opportunity for an experienced MasterCamX6 programmer to join our manufacturing team. You will be responsible for programming and assisting in setting up and run off of close-tolerance small CNC machined parts. You will be involvement in manufacturing planning, production and collaborate with QC on first article inspection. We have over 20 years of experience manufacturing precision machined components for electronic, frequency control and medical instrumentation industries. Operations are in a climate-controlled non-smoking work environment. We are IS09001:2008 and ITAR registered. Candidate must be a US citizen. We offer competitive salary ($25.00/hr to $30.00/hr) and benefits package. Relocation assistance available • Minimum 7+ years’ experience programming CNCs Mills and Lathes using Mastercam X6 using solid models. • Minimum 7+ years’ operating CNC equipment (Mills/ MTM Lathes) with a strong back ground in 3 and 4 axis CNC mills (Mori Seiki). • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints and drawings and related specifications and processes. • Knowledge of HSM (14K -20K rpm) machining approaches for aluminum and engineered plastics. The ability to fine tune effective speeds, feeds and tool paths for optimal machine performance. • Experience with the inspection of close-tolerance parts and CMM experience is a plus. • Ability to write in process machine probing cycles a plus. • Knowledge of JobBoss ERP, Solidworks or NCSimul beneficial. Responsibilities of this position will include the following: • Developing and refining new CNC programs and program verification using NCSIUML • Archiving and detailing proven programs for future use. • Provide detailed tooling and setup instructions • Assisting Production department with the initial set-up and operation of CNC equipment and troubleshooting programs to maximize performance. • Working with the Planning department to layout and develop effective production plans. • Assisting with fixture design and development of tooling drawings to support manufacture. • Assisting with the inspection of in-process and completed parts. • Assist in Lean manufacturing cost/process improvement efforts • Candidate should have better than average understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. • Excellent communication, teamwork and organizational skills required • Participate in operator training and mentoring You may contact me thru this forum or my profile email. Thank you, John
  14. J Coulston

    which path is best for this?

    See just posting here makes you smarter!!

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