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Everything posted by civiceg

  1. Haas lathes without a C-axis/live tooling don't have a spindle brake M14/M15. M19 can still be used to orient the spindle and broach a single keyway on a Haas lathe. The M19 option just refers to being able to orient with a P or R address. If you have a newer NGC control and relatively updated software you can use G156. https://www.haascnc.com/service/codes-settings.type=gcode.machine=lathe.value=G156.html
  2. O9995 is Haas' master macro that populates/jumps to Renishaw's inspection plus macros. I only use this format when outputting from Haas' GUI for setup. Which the control does automatically into MDI. Anytime I add probing to a program I always use Renishaw's inspection plus macros. As you can add protected moves for clearances, link multiple measurement cycles, and not have the probe turn on/off for every measurement cycle. The A variable selects the measurement cycle from Haas' macro to Inspection Plus.
  3. If you need to probe a pocket, you feed to the desired depth with your protected move and remove the Z depth call in the measurement cycle. Otherwise it will treat it as a web.
  4. I was wondering if the Chinese ones were any good, I have seen them on Alibaba and the like. I will order 3 or 4. Thanks for the feedback! My issue is we are laser welding on our Hybrid systems. And I would rather not get a 1000 dollar vise up to 400 degrees.
  5. Trust me I am far from a Autodesk fan, but Fusion's alignment probing routines and ability to adjust the nc code to that alignment is awesome. Probing with skip signals for 3d probing is typically all I ever use Fusion for, unless a contract forces me to make a part in Fusion. Hour and a half mark talks about alignment. Granted this is for a Haas, but really any control with DPRNT capability could make it work with minor tweaks to the inspection post.
  6. I really like the YG-1 Alu-Power endmills for Aluminum. I always say if you have chatter issues with them....you are doing something seriously wrong. For extrusion work you may need to play around with conventional milling areas that are weak, so they don't grab on you.
  7. Below is for a Haas, you will want to use the inspection plus macros and not use the Haas GUI You can find the inspection plus manual here: https://service.haascnc.com/sites/default/files/Locked/2/Renishaw_Programming_Manual_H_2000_6222_0A_B.PDF M06 T24 (PROBE) G00 G90 G154 P1 X0. Y0. G43 H24 Z3. G65 P9832 (TURN ON PROBE) G65 P9810 Z0.2 F100. (PROTECTED MOVE) G65 P9810 Z-0.5 F100. (PROTECTED MOVE) (S1=G54,S2=G55....G154P10=S154.10) G65 P9814 D1.75 S154.01 (BORE CENTER FIND) G65 P9810 Z0.2 (PROTECTED MOVE) G65 P9833 (TURN OFF PROBE) G00 G53 Z0. (T10) (START MACHINING)
  8. A 95 Haas will accept pretty much any file extension. I have Gotek usb emulators in all my old Haas crt machines. Usually I dont even use a file extension. Simply the program number as it is three less characters (.nc) that you have to type in when loading. Real floppy or not it doesn't matter.
  9. Leave the floors heavy, plate it, ramp into the material past the plating. That way you are sidemilling the plating off. Come back in with a second tool to finish the floor and finish the "pocket" walls. Never done it with Nickel and Aluminum. But done alot of Silver/Aluminum and Nickel/Steel combinations without having the plating chip
  10. Black background. Lime Green wireframe. Solids/surfaces whatever color I am feel looking at that given day.
  11. Moving? ....moved. Can't buy a new seat with a perpetual license.
  12. I will be very interesting to see if they make a 2022 plugin. I loved the product but can't see it living long term as a standalone. Death by Subscription!
  13. wrong probe channel? should be the same though. Different MTB between what it is on vs where its going?
  14. If you are using Mastercam to program DED, FDM, and other extrusion additive or hybrid machines. You should be using the Aplus Plugin. Very easy to do what you are after with Aplus.
  15. The problem is the inherent increased linear error as you move further from COR, due to the rotary error. Having the ball mounted as close to COR as possible you reduce this error. However, that being said nothing wrong with doing a sanity check at different locations to double check. I normally run AxiSet around each rotary axis around 10 times at one fixed location, depending how bad it was first off. At least every 45 degrees for each hit, as you can see outliers in the plot. For most machines I can easily get it sub .0005" total error. But it depends on the overall accuracy of the machine. Running AxiSet a bunch of times really allows you to find tune your COR values and to make sure it is repeatable.
  16. I try to keep the artifact as close to center of rotation for both rotaries whenever possible when running AxiSet. This minimizes any rotary error. But, I do not typically make people break setups down and have ran it mounted in various locations to make it work. You can get creative with AxiSet, not sure of the differences between it and Mazacheck.
  17. Haas uses a "y" axis address using G112. The idea is that you could take straight mill code, alter start and end commands and run it. It does not matter if the machine has an actual y axis or not. G112 always uses a Y axis address to simulate y axis movement. FANUC uses a C address with G12.1. Same functionality as Haas, but the c address while using g12.1 is the simulated y axis motion. I do believe FANUC's C axis commands are in radius compared to Haas Y axis values in diameter. But it has been years since I had access to both. Might also be a parameter on the FANUC side. G12.1 or G112 will always give better results than polar as the control is handling the c axis steps and feed rate calulation. Due do the disimilar units of the x and c axis. Why do you want to spin the c axis 360 degrees to cut an off center hole? You can machine 360 degrees of the off center hole with limited physical c axis movement. Did you check centerline of your axial live tool with a coaxial indicator or a super rigid test indicator setup? AKA not using an arm on a mag base. Could also be backlash in the c axis causing holes to be small.
  18. The worst part is it is not just a few engineers. Its some of the largest companies. NG is famous for that crap, update a rev because parts don't fit together. Leave the model alone and change the profile tolerance to make it to one side.
  19. Create a Stock model from your STL. Then make the stock model be defined as your stock in the stock setup. Then when using machine sim use Mastercam's stock setup, which is your stock model.
  20. Is your other op using 4 surfaces as well? From what I got out of your first post was that anytime you have a Multi-axis op with more than one surface. Mastercam crashes.
  21. surface normal mismatched?
  22. Create a Pmesh from the stock model, then once you are at a point where you are not changing your process, recreate the stock model from the Pmesh instead of the tool paths. This way you break the association and when you have to regenerate a operation, the stock model stays intact. Yes it is a little more work, but it beats having to regenerate operations that are referencing the stock model.
  23. It really comes down to how you want to program a TL. You can use the ST post and be done, just need to program it as a upper turret machine. I prefer this way, that way if you want to run the same program on another lathe that is a slant, just change the post and go. If you program a TL as a lower turret machine, you would have to mirror the geometry and then change the post when moving over to another lathe. If you change the multiplier like Colin said, I believe you will also have an issue with the arcs being reversed.
  24. Yes came across that ebay listing. I pulled the mfg from the pictures, but it looks like it was just a MSC brand. I was hoping they made it in CAT50. As like you said they are the same taper. I think this the plan. Waiting to see if the customer will accept this as a solution.
  25. https://www.redlinetools.com/itemdetail/RC5MT054060 This is an example of CAT-50 to MT5. I am leaning towards a mt5 to mt6 adapter. Then machining the mt5 portion to a straight shank and putting it in an side lock endmill holder. https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/metalworking-tools/tool-holders/arbor-adapters/mt-extension-socket-soft-mt6-hole-mt5-shank?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1Iv0BRDaARIsAGTWD1ubK9QEve9ZHIG641YEAKzgz_AmLjQGNoDwJfz7tiYLZY41mnsv5SMaAnbgEALw_wcB Unfortunately I don't have a good way to machine a blank CAT50 holder. As I don't have access to the machine its going on.

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