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  1. CEMENTHEAD

    Tapping Speeds and Feeds

    We don't do mad quantities just big expensive parts mostly. I try to have my guys keep a constant 5ipm on all taps, the RPM is easily confirmed by the operator (multiplying it by 2) We used to use 10ipm but noticed most "send backs" were cut in half. 1/2-13 @ 5ipm = 65rpm x 2 = 130 1/2-20 @ 5ipm = 100rpm x 2 = 200 3/8-16 @ 5ipm = 80rpm x 2 = 160 If a tap gets broken it won't be from a speed feed issue. I know it may sound slow but in the end way faster than burning out a broken tap.
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    Mastercam/Verisurf 2018 4K monitor

    Im sure you already tryed... File, Options, Options ??? or,
  3. Pocket, "True spiral" method should work.
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    Usability tip with NC filenames

    With the settings Toolpath Manager set as "mastercam file name" when you pick a machine it automatically populates the # to all 3 spots. Before we even start, we assign a program number, then immediately before doing anything we save the empty file where it belongs using "save as". That's the only time we need to put the # in. and no typos!
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    Finding centerline of letters

    I do this all the time. 3/64 ball EM .012 offset , no comp. looks great. yes you have to chain the inside. it goes quick once you get into it. I much prefer "Contour" over the "engraving" option. mostly were just cutting colored laminol. if steel i'll use "contour ramp" .75°
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    Pro-E

    have you priced the gold plated blade expert yet?
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    Pro-E

    If I remember right, It was cheaper to buy a seat of pro-e over the translator price. hence we have a seat of Pro-e.
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    Cimco Font size

    FYI, we use a font that shows Zeros as Ø instead of 0, Not that we hand edit inside Cimco much, But its easier to debug and see a GØ1 from a GO1 noob typo.
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    Rookie Mistake

    This is a rule of Thumb after any import. IMHO ( double check tool numbers and feed / speeds as well ).
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    2D HIGH SPEED DYNAMIC

    I'm using 2d HST Dynamic mill, is there a setting I can keep it from breaking straight X and Y moves? normally I wouldn't care but the code is nearing machine max. could have sworn there was a checkbox thingy thing somewhere... N562X-3.0699 N563X-3.0484 N564X-3.0268Y4.49 N565X-3.0052 N566X-2.9837 N567X-2.9621 N568X-2.9406 N569X-2.919 N570X-2.8975 N571X-2.8759 N572X-2.8543 N573X-2.8328 N574X-2.8112 N575X-2.7897 N576X-2.7681 N577X-2.7466 N578X-2.725 N579X-2.7035 N580X-2.6819 N581X-2.6604 N582X-2.6388 N583X-2.6172 N584X-2.5957 N585X-2.5741 N586X-2.5526
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    ARRRGHHH!!! Customers

    Only every customer ever.
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    Trade school tour.

    Mastercam had made a redsox sample file a while back. If anyone still has it, mind sharing? cant find the example we had. School kids are touring next week. Id like to have that set that up. (or anything redsox will work too) TIA!
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    zx-contouring-facing-head

    We did contact cogsdill, they said the same about linerizing it, but couldn't comment on our results. When we break off I'm gong to scale the rad from .15 to 1.5" smaller up the diameters and re cut in an alum test piece. Gonna put that on my desk.
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    zx-contouring-facing-head

    HOLY CRAP! lol were scratching our heads here. pulled back a counterbore and the result is .. well. hard to explain. It left us with a convex rad on the top and a (normal) rad on the bottom. I sketched it roughly below. Has anyone ever seen this? I'm beside myself... SNIPPIT OF CODE N1340G80G40G17G90G56G95 N1341G0G90G56X0.Y0.B-78.75 N1342M0 N1343M19 N1344G0G90G56U11.5X0.Y0.B-78.75 N1345G43Z17.H10F.005 N1346Z15.1 N1347S50M3 N1348M8 N1349G0U11.7 N1350Z6.2861 N1351U16.6 N1352G1Z9.1412F.005 N1353G2U16.2824Z9.3R.1588 N1354G1U11.8124 N1355U11.6 N1356G0Z18.0 N1357M19 N1358M0

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