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  1. sorry am not familiar with pivot distance-gage length being calculated in the post (thats old school). a stab at it from your description of 90 deg and cutter seems to be driving on wrong side of line. does the control definition determine what side the cutter is at? in other words it is suspect mastercam is looking at it 180 degrees off? some one more knowledgeable is sure the chime in. I would seriously look into incorporating TCP at the machine. may have to do a little test to make sure it is not an option on your 8055 that you may not have. all of ours have it.
  2. I think Leon got this but just in case. some info you probably already know. TCP on code is G48S1. G48S0 for off D# designates tool length table. our machines are setup to default to D#=tool number by default we have a very similar machine
  3. if i am understanding the op. you need to build a basic understanding of friction and forces taking place in machining. running a CNC does not always lend to understanding this. If you have access to a bridge port and hand full of sacrafitial cutters-material I would start there and dont be afraid. and or if doing lathe work do the same on a manual lathe. JM2C
  4. when choosing a tool from your library. Tool list filter is your friend in this situation.
  5. I have mounted a hand grinder on the post of a lathe for this in the past. not an eligant solution but run what you brung and get err done.
  6. Verisurf min bounding box is my go to for odd featured shapes, just add prefurred excess and good to go.
  7. I would consider drawing custom tools with pilot bellow zero. dont know off hand if that will give you the result you are looking for but worth a try.
  8. Thank you for the reply. i am so post illiterate am afraid am going to need this spelled out. am getting errors. syntax i am sure PST LINE (2922) - The post block output type processing has failed!, , Label has not been defined[12] 21 Jan 2022 06:42:21 AM - PST LINE (2922) - The formula/boolean failed (general message), The formula/boolean does not terminate properly 21 Jan 2022 06:42:21 AM - RUN TIME -PST(2922)- The math calculation/formula has an error
  9. in need of a modification to my Fagor post drill cycle. am clueless on posts so be gentle. I need 98 G81 Z.1 I-.25 F30. (the i is drill depth for fagor what a freak) current post code is pdrill$ #Canned Drill Cycle pdrlcommonb pcan1, pbld, n$, *sgdrlref, *sgdrill, pdrlxy, prdrlout, pcout, "I",no_spc$, PFZOUT, [if dwell$, *dwell$], *feed, strcantext, e$ #pcan1, pbld, n$, *sgdrlref,"CHANGE Z TO I" *sgdrill, pdrlxy, pZout, pcout, pindexdrl, # prdrlout, [if dwell$, *dwell$], *feed, strcantext, e$ #pcom_movea outputs this G98 G81 Z.1 IZ-.25 F30. need that Z to go away. TIA Doug
  10. make plane associative to geometry and do not lock plane. when you mirror geometry your plane will follow.
  11. dang was going to post that we are using a 1990's fadal 8030 to make tooling and thought it was pretty tight. till today, 3d ing a mold and think i found a spot in the travel that it has been crashed hard in the past. made some unwanted mismatches on the surface. oops, 20 hours down the drain. we are going to reposition it on the table and rerun, hopefully i pick a spot they have not crashed this machine in, in the past. it shows it has had a very hard life. typical throwing $20 away trying to save $1
  12. offsite programming with no accountability. the owner of that machine is going to learn the cost of that the hard way. Root cause needs to be fixed first.
  13. we have standards at the machine. usually no setup sheet, tool list in the header. flat pattern, zero lower left corner of stock. follow on ops zero off bore or feature machined previous noted in header vise, zero left edge, solid jaw, bottom of part or stock hog out, zero center bottom of stock production using a fixture, zero is at a marked bore in fixture z at that surface. some times its a shift but it is stamped on fixture. these are all pinned and g10 sets zero in program of course there are exceptions but these are our hard fast rules. this is just how it fits at my facility. I have programmed from all sorts of locations. programming from datums required operator-setup person to be able to read the print . not many of them left anymore I found this has morphed into a disaster waiting to happen because there is little skill on the floor?? keep it simple and standard has been my latest adaptation. back in the day i setup and proved out other peoples programs i prefured off the datums so I could easily calculate code to the print.
  14. yep typical company tripping over $20 to save $1 forgot to mention. am using Robbjack .0625 carbide slitting saw on these for most of the profile. 24" profile distance each part. cutter has run several hundred parts and still running. cuts nice and very little burr. 1" dia s12000 f50. ipm 5 axis helps this approach so did not mention for a home router. my bad assumption?

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