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  1. Dave.L

    .036 Rib .62 deep

    Another good option would be to use a small dia endmill and contour ramp. It would be like single pointing it all around. That would keep the load very low.
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    solid works 2011

    Guffie opened my file with no issues and I cannot here....this is strange..
  3. Dave.L

    solid works 2011

    What SP of SW are you using? If you email me, I can send you the SW2011 SP2 simple solid I made yesteday to test.
  4. Dave.L

    .036 Rib .62 deep

    rib meaning .036 thick and .62 tall? If so, use a small diameter cutter (to reduce load) and take thin finish cuts. If it's supported on the ends if won't be too much trouble.
  5. Dave.L

    solid works 2011

    As a test, I just created a rectangle and it did not open. I though maybe a simple solid would but not the case. FWIW
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    solid works 2011

    Well if it's related to having X5 installed on the same PC then that means that CNC could release a patch for this to work but I don't expect they would do that since it won't help their sales getting people to move to X5.
  7. Dave.L

    solid works 2011

    I just tried it. I have a SW 2011 SP2 (64 Bit) native model (created in this version) and it won't open in X4 MU3 " Cannot find Parasolid data in Solidworks file" My guess is, the files you guys did open where probably not created from the start in 2011, just a guess.
  8. Dave.L

    2-56 Holes 2x Deep in Titanium

    I bet you could form tap them.
  9. Dave.L

    m198 on a mori lathe

    On our NL it's M98 not 198. But, I don't call from an external card.
  10. Dave.L

    Drilling plastics

    Bob, Acetal cuts great. Here is a trick we use: At the end of the cycle, run the drill backwards before putting it aways - it will sling the chips off.
  11. This Question comes up all the time.....The number of decimal places comes from the Windows enviorment - you need to go to lang. setting and change it there.
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    Estimating Software

    I think you best chance would be some type of FBM to get a premininary program to know what the cycle time will be.
  13. Dave.L

    Estimating Software

    I remember seeing a program for swiss/screw machine type parts but in the end I think it was just as much work as programming the part to get the cycle time.
  14. Dave.L

    Trak AGE Floppy Drive

    I would suggest you contact Southwestern Industries or the dealer who sells PT in your area.
  15. Dave.L

    Form Thread

    Yep. If I have the choice, I only form. I even do it in material that's 45-50 Rc. I like Guhring Form Taps.

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