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  1. ostie01

    Cermet inserts

    One of my customer wants me to absolutely use cermet inserts for a lathe job ( face profile). Material is 1018 steel. he wants me to use cermet inserts because he wants a good finish ( insert are VBMT style). I'm not sure it will do any better than regular carbide insert. What do you think. Jeff
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    Verifying a part takes longer than running it

    Computer speed is the key, fast computer, Jeff
  3. One of the company I work for have a lathe with turret and gang tooling. They would like to modify their post so if tool number is lower or equal to 10, coolant goes to turret and if tool number is greater or equal to 11 then coolant goes to gang plate. They want to use some spare relay on the lathe to open or close solenoid valve, The only video that I found that could explain what they want to do is this one. On my Haas, code for relay is like M51 (on) M61 (off) but not sure about their lathe. I'm pretty sure that they use a generic Haas Post Thanks for any help, Jeff
  4. ostie01

    I found an issue !!

    There's a button on the bottom right MORE REPLY OPTIONS, push this button and you will see the option to include a file. Jeff
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    Library for NPT Threads???

    I never had time to really learn how to save a new custom tool in the libraries ( in X8) What I do is use the '' save some'' option and save the geometries of the tool as DXF in a folder named mastercam custom tools and if I ever need this tool again, I import or merge this DXF in a new level for the part I'm working on. I've been doing it this way for a long time. Is there another way to do it? Jeff
  6. ostie01

    Cimco Edit V7 Problem... What the?

    ISIL propaganda for sure Jeff
  7. I only saw and use like 90 divided by 25.4 in the input box and mastercam did the math for me. Not using 90mm as a value in the input box. Jeff
  8. Maybe this because I jump from X4 to X8 Jeff
  9. Did not know that, do it a lot in Solidworks but with Mastercam, always divided by 25.4 Now with X8, I just add mm to the value. Jeff
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    Benchmark 2.0

    Windows 7 Intel Core i7 4790K 4.6GHZ Processor 16 GB DDR3-2400 ASUS Maximus VII Hero ATX SB3.0 CrossFireX/SLI HDMI Motherboard Quadro K4000 video card If I add every thing in the event log, I got 3m:11s Jeff
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    HAAS running sub-programs from usb stick

    From HAAS website USB Drip Feeding (FNC) Have you ever wanted to run a program and it is too large to fit in the machine memory? One option was to connect your Haas machine up to a computer via an RS 232 connection and through a communication package or NC editor, to talk to the machine and drip feed in a program or DNC. This involved getting the wiring in the RS 232 plugs correct, ensuring that the computer settings and machine settings were all set correctly and then hoping that while the program was running nobody touched anything on the computer to stop it communicating. With the introduction of the USB port from 15 and 8 series software and the introduction of the device manager in LIST PROGRAMS it is possible to run a program straight from a USB stick. To run straight from the USB, press LIST PROGRAMS and then open up your USB device, once the device is open find the program that you require to run in the root directory or in a sub folder on the USB. Once you have located the program you want to run, instead of copying the file to the memory on the machine use the SELECT PROG key. When this is pressed the program that you want to run will appear on the screen but won't be in MEMORY like a normal program it will be in FNC and will say FNC USB and the file name.NC above the program. This program can now be ran like a normal program in MEMORY, you can search through the program e.g. tool changes etc and start from where you need to in the program. Once you have finished with the program you will need to tell the machine you have finished with the program. Go back to LIST PROGRAMS, usually this will take you straight back to the USB device and you will see your program you've been running, if not find the program. There will be an FNC symbol next to the program which needs to be removed by pressing the SELECT PROG key again. The program is now turned off FNC and the machine will use the program last selected in memory again. N.B. If you don't close the program and just remove the USB stick, the USB timeout alarms will appear as the control is still trying to read the USB. Jeff Jeff
  12. ostie01

    HAAS running sub-programs from usb stick

    From HAAS website USB Drip Feeding (FNC) Have you ever wanted to run a program and it is too large to fit in the machine memory? One option was to connect your Haas machine up to a computer via an RS 232 connection and through a communication package or NC editor, to talk to the machine and drip feed in a program or DNC. This involved getting the wiring in the RS 232 plugs correct, ensuring that the computer settings and machine settings were all set correctly and then hoping that while the program was running nobody touched anything on the computer to stop it communicating. With the introduction of the USB port from 15 and 8 series software and the introduction of the device manager in LIST PROGRAMS it is possible to run a program straight from a USB stick. To run straight from the USB, press LIST PROGRAMS and then open up your USB device, once the device is open find the program that you require to run in the root directory or in a sub folder on the USB. Once you have located the program you want to run, instead of copying the file to the memory on the machine use the SELECT PROG key. When this is pressed the program that you want to run will appear on the screen but won't be in MEMORY like a normal program it will be in FNC and will say FNC USB and the file name.NC above the program. This program can now be ran like a normal program in MEMORY, you can search through the program e.g. tool changes etc and start from where you need to in the program. Once you have finished with the program you will need to tell the machine you have finished with the program. Go back to LIST PROGRAMS, usually this will take you straight back to the USB device and you will see your program you've been running, if not find the program. There will be an FNC symbol next to the program which needs to be removed by pressing the SELECT PROG key again. The program is now turned off FNC and the machine will use the program last selected in memory again. N.B. If you don't close the program and just remove the USB stick, the USB timeout alarms will appear as the control is still trying to read the USB. Jeff
  13. ostie01

    4 axis -wrong circle dim.

    Holes looks fine in the solid verify. Jeff
  14. When posting the Gcode, when the Z axis is about to lift, they're always double Z move. Like this: If Z is at minus -0.180 when finishing machining, the post will output: G0 Z-0.065 G0 Z0.1 Instead of doing G0 Z0.1 directly. Jeff

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