Rocketmachinist

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  1. 2007
  2. Ok looks like I got it to work. I think. I am still having trouble with a few programs. Specifically. O09833 (REN OMP40 OFF) G103 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 #3001= 0 G04 P250 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 G04 P1 IF [ #3001 LT 200 ] GOTO999 N2 #4= 0 N3 M69 P1134 (NEITHER PROBE ON) G04 P200 #4= #4 + 1 (TRY TURN ON 4 TIMES) IF [ #4 EQ 4 ] GOTO4 #3001= 0 (RESET MS TIMER) WH [ #1029 NE 1 ] DO1 (WAIT FOR OTS OFF) (((((( We don't have the ots so this doesn't work for us)))))))) IF [ #3001 GT 3000. ] GOTO3 (OMP40 FAIL TO TURN OFF AFTER 3 SEC TRY AGAIN) END1 GOTO5 N4 #3000= 1 (PROBE SWITCH OFF FAILURE) N5 N999 G187(BACK TO DEFAULT) G103 M99 and the only code we found that actually turns off the touch probe is M53. Reset does nothing and m30 doesn't do it. And it only seems to turn off from MDI and not when I write it into a program.
  3. I've looked through most of that website. I can't quite find the answer. I have also been in contact with our HFO rep and he is even confused. All of our machines have probes on them but there is something different and quirky about this one.
  4. We just got a 2nd hand Haas Mill, that was not factory equipped with probing. I have the tool setter working but I have not been able to get the correct macros for the part probe. I don't understand macro programming enough to get into it. Could anyone help point me in the right direction.
  5. I think that picture has to be from Langley. My building was built by 1945 but it doesn't look like where I work. Langley just passed their 100th anniversary as a research center so its probably there.
  6. There should be something in your post that talks about continuous C-axis type. It sounds like you want to select "signed continuous" motion. That should give you both positive and negative motions that are greater that 0-360
  7. How do I limit a c axis rotary to 360 in the toolpath itself. Right now the post realizes that the machine has the limit and does a retract but how do I force 5X parallel toolpath to not treat the toolpath like a continuous motion. So it would Zig to 360° and Zag back to 0°.
  8. Are you just looking for like a speeds and feeds calculator or something more specific?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Colin if I every run into you at any event, your drinking for free all night long.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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