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  1. LeoC

    Micro drills

    I use one of these, the micro style, http://www.big-daishowa.com/product_page/data_15_base-master.php . Seems to work well for our needs so far, but so far the smallest tool I have used with it so far was a .006" Harvey carbide drill. I think it was around $700 for it. LeoC
  2. Hi: Looking for some coolant advice. We are a prototyping shop that supports about 80 engineers doing product development on various projects. Materials cut are lots of plastics, aluminum and stainless steels. We have 3 CNC mills and a CNC lathe. Currently we are using Blaser Blasocut BC 20 and it usually works pretty well for us. The issue that we are having is that at times, we are slow in the machine shop while the engineers are transitioning to another project. This means that at times, the machines will set unused or very slightly used for a week at a time. Of course, when that happens, the coolant starts diluting and gets the tables rusty. We use a premixer and have and use a refractometer at times. We recently had a rep come by from Qualichem and wanted us to try their product. He gave us a pail of Q-cut 215 to try. Has anyone tried their product or can anyone recommend a coolant to use for our needs? thanks for your advice, LeoC
  3. Have you checked this place? https://www.calmotion.com LeoC
  4. Have you tried here, lots of stuff: https://community.mastercam.com/techexchange#files LeoC
  5. LeoC

    creo file

    I can confirm this, I just went through this yesterday. It is an added cost for the translator. LeoC
  6. LeoC


    I use MC4SW exclusively and I have not had any problems with closing the program at all, although I use Solidworks 2017. With Solidworks 2018 and above, they included the CAM add on, make sure that it is turned off as I had found that the two do not play nicely together. As far as the 3D Connexion device, I do not use Simulation but I do have issues with the controller when using it in verify, as it doesn't work at all. It works in backplot, but not verify. LeoC
  7. LeoC

    2019 issues with high speed hybrid paths

    You can always try sending the files to QC@mastercam.com and explain what troubles you are having. Maybe it is a bug or how you are picking surfaces? They could tell you. LeoC
  8. Hi: So I am working on the tutorials so that I can learn how to run our 4th axis on our Haas machine. I use MC4SW exclusively, my coworker uses the stand alone version. I opened the tutorial 3 file and converted it to a parasolid and opened that in MC4SW. This particular part requires a function called rolldie to complete the machining process. Well, MC4SW pretty much doesn't come with any C-hooks, so how do I finish machine this part? I can't find anything remotely similar to what is shown in the training manual. Any suggestions are welcome. Did I shoot myself in the foot by purchasing MC4SW? We bought MC4SW when it first came out so we do not have the option to use either or on our license, at least without me bumping off my coworker off of his seat. Thanks, Leo C TUTORIAL 3.mcam TUTORIAL 3 MC4SW.SLDPRT
  9. LeoC

    Haas 4th axis advise

    Simple. Thanks and have a great weekend LeoC
  10. LeoC

    Haas 4th axis advise

    Looking at my control definition, I see this, see attached. I changed it under the 4th axis section to inverse and now it posts a G93. LeoC
  11. LeoC

    Haas 4th axis advise

    Thanks Roger, I am using the same post and definition that you are. I noticed in your posted code that a G93 is not called out. Is that because when we set up the 4th inside the machine we enter the diameter of the part? Or does the posted code need to be edited to show a G93? Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. I am usually the go to guy here in this shop for the micro machining stuff so the 4th is new to me. LeoC
  12. LeoC

    Haas 4th axis advise

    My feed rate was only 15 IPM. Is inverse time the preferred method for 4th axis moves? Thanks for taking a look at that. LeoC
  13. LeoC

    Haas 4th axis advise

    Hi: It has been about 15 years since I have programmed for a 4th axis and that was in Gibbs. This is being done on a Haas and programmed with MC4SW 2019 and I used the generic 4th axis post. The stock is 2.5" in diameter and programmed from the centerline using a 3/16 ball end mill. The thing that I am concerned about since I am inexperienced with 4th axis programming is that the feed rates seem pretty high. Can you please point me in the right direction? Thanks. LeoC sample engraving.NC sample 4th engraving.SLDPRT
  14. LeoC

    2018 Won't Update

    I think this might have something to do with your having used the Beta program. if I remember correctly, you needed to uninstall the Beta package and also clear the registry of all of the Mastercam installs and then load the new version which is on the download page from CNC Software. Then it will install the "clean" version and then it will recognize that it requires updates. I believe there have been three updates so far. LeoC
  15. LeoC

    Haas Probing help

    I have the Renishaw probe package on the Haas that I use although I am not an expert. Are you trying to use a custom cycle? That cycle does not look familiar to me. The software for the probe is located on the memory stick in the back of the cabinet if you wanted to reload the original probe software. LeoC

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