Allan

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  1. Allan

    Mastercam Lathe

    On a lathe i would just add a U command equal to the taper error. Run part with offset in X (so you don't scrap the first piece). Measure part for taper error. Look in code for the line with the G01 Z-where ever and put the U on that line. Eg; G01 Z-1.3125 U.002 The U will move the X axis incrementally that value over the length of the Z move. I would try to figure out where the problem is. Poor set up (to much stick out comes to mind), need center support, or previous crash causes taper at all times. IMHO best to fix the problem than to try and work around.
  2. Allan

    Mazak help issues

    The example shown only has G76 canned cycles (these do not require or use the P and Q block numbers) The error "936 option not found" has the answer to your problem; read as option not purchased. Some of those older Mazak lathes wont even read G Code, BTW you get the same error on those. Allan
  3. Allan

    alloy 42 drilling

    The alloy 42 is Kovar 42% nickel. The pecking is not good or recommend causes work hardening; how deep is the hole? Check out these drills: http://www.osgtool.com/_branding/books/80060CA/resources/_pdfs_/80060CA__.pdf Allan
  4. Could need an ascii code at the end of drip feed: Try an ASCII 003 at the end of file. This is one unprintable character so if you can get your dnc software to put it in that would be best. https://www.asciitable.com/ A bunch of NULLS wouldn't hurt either.
  5. Allan

    insert.tbi

    The insert.tbl error is due to an incorrect data path. Likely your shared folder location has been set incorrectly in the configuration file. An easy fix is to delete your .config file from your "My Mcam 2018" folder. Restart Mastercam and the error will go away; you will need to reset your custom configuration changes. Do not open the system config with an open .mcam file. Always do a file new before entering the configuration menu.
  6. Allan

    FTP Down?

    Looks broken to me. resolves to 24.199.11.234 and his website still works.
  7. Allan

    Neomatic on OKK Graphite Mill

    The Neomatic 635 control is a Mitsubishi; standard code. The OKK would be a decent machine Box ways and thermal comp. Allan
  8. Good idea...but Mastercam will not allow a non local drive to be specified during install; it just wont..... Yes, that will move the files but will not update your config file which is necessary for the setup to work properly This is where the user will be prompted to copy all the local shared folder to the network..... The setting is actually controlled in the registry: The main setting that will affect all users that log in to the computer and launch Mastercam for the first time will have there shared folder in the config set to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CNC Software, Inc.\Mastercam 2017...shared folder If the user has already launched Mastercam once then the configuration path needs to be changed as shown above.. It should also be changed in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CNC Software, Inc.\Mastercam 2017 AND HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CNC Software, Inc.\Mastercam 2017 Wish it were more straight forward but this is how it is....
  9. Allan

    Surface Lofting

    Brake the line at the midpoint and start chain from there Welcome to the forum!
  10. In your pretract post block, you should see the output for M05 pbld, n$, sccomp, scoolant, psub_end_mny, e$ pbld, n$, *sg90, sg49, "Z0.", "M05", e$ You will want to add logic so that if the current t$ is your saw then it would output the commands you are looking for. if t$ = 15, [ pbld, n$, "M03","S1000", "(SLOW DOWN THE SPINDLE)" e$ pbld, n$, "G04", "P10", e$ ] pbld, n$, sccomp, scoolant, psub_end_mny, e$ pbld, n$, *sg90, sg49, "Z0.", "M05", e$ My logic is showing that if Tool #15 was the tool you wanted to slow down before stopping, it would output it. To make the logic easier to use picking a specific tool is the easiest way; there are other methods as well. The output you show appears to be 5axis; so your post provider can add this logic for you. Allan
  11. In your pretract post block, you should see the output for M05 pbld, n$, sccomp, scoolant, psub_end_mny, e$ pbld, n$, *sg90, sg49, "Z0.", "M05", e$ You will want to add logic so that if the current t$ is your saw then it would output the commands you are looking for. if t$ = 15, [ pbld, n$, "M03","S1000", "(SLOW DOWN THE SPINDLE)" e$ pbld, n$, "G04", "P10", e$ ] pbld, n$, sccomp, scoolant, psub_end_mny, e$ pbld, n$, *sg90, sg49, "Z0.", "M05", e$ The real issue here is that the VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) parameters are a bit messed up. You can program the parameters of the VFD so that the spindle stops dead on an M05. The machine builder likely has this set conservative to prolong spindle motor life. Allan
  12. Allan

    Broaching on a Mazak Lathe

    I was thinking about that could be the M200 looks after it. Easy way to tell... single block and see if the modal value G98/G99 change after the line. On second thought does the Mazak have a screen that shows? it should.
  13. Allan

    Broaching on a Mazak Lathe

    Simple as: G98 Feed per minute G99 Feed per rev The posted macro also does not contain the G98 on line N1 so without the G98 it would just sit there.
  14. First off inspection by someone other than the machinist who made it. QC department if it exists; another machinist, foreman whatever. That second inspector signs off on the quality. That is standard practice in production shop environment; ISO certified or not.
  15. Allan

    NC Folder

    "Correct me if I am wrong but Isn't this location handled under system configuration/ files/data paths" That system config setting only comes into affect when creating a control definition from scratch. In V9 and previous it was the actual setting to make the change. The post could also have a question and logic in place to direct the output to the correct location. Allan

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