Rocketmachinist

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  1. What is the Tangency Factor Value that is associated with a Postability post? It asks for a number between 1-40 with a default of 8 flashing.
  2. I did also figure out recently how to use c axis contour. The most important part of the whole thing is the rotary axis control- rotary diameter. It should be set the the diameter of the geometry you selected. Then the depth of cut is pretty much incremental even though its claimed to be absolute.
  3. Ok cool I finally got 5 axis added onto my lathe mill hasp. The downside is when I select a 5 axis toolpath to try to do this part a different way I get the error message (incorrect axis combination) . What kind of stuff do I need to add to the machine definition to let me load 5 axis toolpaths but not mess up my post. The lathe is an old Haas SL-20 without a y axis but with live tooling.
  4. Colin if I every run into you at any event, your drinking for free all night long.
  5. On 5 axis swarf how to I keep the tool angle perpendicular to the floor. I am cutting a real simple 2 inch wide slot, no taper on the walls, and a flat floor. But when I get swarf to work inside the pocket it doesn't want to stay normal to the surface.
  6. I am trying to get Mastercam to output a multi-start threading cycle correctly. This is what I need % O0000 (T) (DATE=DD-MM-YY - 05-06-17 TIME=HH:MM - 14:07) (MCX FILE - T) (NC FILE - C:\USERS\ASMURPHY\DOCUMENTS\MY MCAM2018\LATHE\NC\T.NC) (MATERIAL - STEEL INCH - 1030 - 200 BHN) G20 (TOOL - 97 OFFSET - 97) (OD THREAD RIGHT INSERT - NONE) G00 T9797 M8 G97 S200 M3 G00 G54 Z.2 X.39 G99 G92 X.1798 Z-1. E.0625 X.1724 X.1663 X.161 X.1562 X.1562 G00 X.39 Z.1688 G92 X.1798 Z-1. E.0625 X.1724 X.1663 X.161 X.1562 X.1562 G00 X.39 M9 G53 X0. G53 Z0. M30 % This is what I get % O0000 (T) (DATE=DD-MM-YY - 05-06-17 TIME=HH:MM - 14:19) (MCX FILE - T) (NC FILE - C:\USERS\ASMURPHY\DOCUMENTS\MY MCAM2018\LATHE\NC\T.NC) (MATERIAL - STEEL INCH - 1030 - 200 BHN) G20 (TOOL - 97 OFFSET - 97) (OD THREAD RIGHT INSERT - NONE) G00 T9797 M8 G97 S200 M3 G00 G54 Z.2 X.39 G99 G92 X.1798 Z-1. E.0625 G00 X.39 Z.1688 G92 X.1798 Z-1. E.0625 X.1724 X.1724 X.1663 X.1663 X.161 X.161 X.1562 X.1562 X.1562 X.1562 G00 X.39 M9 G53 X0. G53 Z0. M30 % I need all the passes associated with the canned cycle and not all of them associated with the 2nd canned cycle.
  7. I'm kinda liking that they aren't giving the posts to you anymore with the stock install. I have so many backed up post files it was becoming hard to keep track of them.
  8. I end up using Sift and click on the origin a ton now also. You can see the gnome on the screen and just tell it where you want it.
  9. On my old Haas lathe it does not like having the C axis engaged & the spindle clamp on & the live tooling all turned on at the same time. I am trying to get a post modified so it will do as follows. I tried going through my reseller and just got a post from Postability that does what I want with one thing and then messes up on everything else. I only want this to happen with the drilling cycles. G20 (TOOL - 3 OFFSET - 3) ( 1/4 SPOTDRILL) T0303 M154 G97 P916 M133 G98 G00 G54 Z.25 C90. X0. M14 G04 P2.0 (this line wait) M155 (this line disengage c axis) M8 Z.1 G01 Z-.105 F2.75 G00 Z.25 M15 (this line disable spindle clamp) G04 P2.0(this line wait) M154(this line engage c axis) X.8095 C328.579 M14(this line clamp on) G04 P2.0(this line wait) M155(this line disengage c axis) Z.1 G01 Z-.105 G00 Z.25 M15(this line clamp off) G04 P2.0(this line wait) M154(this line engage c axis) X.9342 C114.124 M14(this line clamp on) G04 P2.0(this line) M155(this line disengage c axis) Z.1 G01 Z-.105 G00 Z.25 M9 M155 M135 G53 X0. G53 Z0. M30 %
  10. JParis. That is so weird its working perfectly and yet the model isn't positioned like the video says it needs to be. The origin is on the top of the part and the video shows it needs to be on the bottom of the part. If I hadn't had followed the instructions I would have figured it out already. Sweet thanks
  11. This is what I am getting. The cutter body and inserts. Imported it looks like this See how the inside cavity of where the arbor is suppose to be is showing and not the holder itself. When i try to fill the cavity It becomes way off. I might need to take this one to the CNC software forum.
  12. I have no problem opening it. I am having a problem using the step file as the source file for importing as a tool into Mastercam 2018. It was a feature they added in 2017 but I am still trying to work out the bugs on how to make it behave correctly.
  13. I've done everything that the video here shows but it keeps drawing the tool without the holder body and the cavity where it bolts to the arbor is shown as the holder.
  14. I am having a hell of a time getting this file to import correctly as a custom tool. It's nothing fancy but I would like to figure out what I need for step importing. It's strait from seco's website. x35396.64543.60676.49870_2012-06-18-005253_R220.48-03.00-09-06SA.stp
  15. http://www.lyndexnikken.com/cp/lt4/MoriSeiki_LiveTool_LR 49.pdf

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