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  1. Happy I could help. The number of passes and the amount to drop was backward. morph-depth-cuts.mcam
  2. Colin, count me in on these "Post Processing online classes". I looked a few weeks ago on eapprentice and saw nothing concerning these classes; that's what lead me here. So, you'll let us know if or not these classes will happen? One last thing, when will we see new content on eapprentice and if some are in the works can you give us a written preview of what to expect? Machining here in the Aurburn Vallley is always evolving. I trust and depend on your training courses to stay as close to the leading edge as possible. Thank You CNC Programmer in
  3. Gents, are any of you aware of any educational tutorials on machining strategy's and Technics. Let me explain in more detail; an ALU hogout which has pockets, thin walls, holes, clevis, tight tolerance flatness call outs and tight true position call outs on holes ect.. The tutorials would cover different roughing methods and what tools work best based on the type of Matl and shape of the part. And the order in which one should rough away Matl and or leave some till the end for rigidity. I have seen many tutorials that can be purchased teach the in and outs of Mastercam but none on which part Features should be machined first and which ones you should save for last. Thank you, John
  4. Has anyone used this "ICE-VISE" successfully?
  5. Subject should be " Surface Finish Blend stray toolpath x7" Hi, Surface Finish Blend is one of my favorite toolpaths. I feel I understand it well, but sometimes these stray wall climbing paths form. They don't actually touch the surface but are out in space. Takes me a lot of tweaking to get rid of them sometimes. I start with simple setting; .002 or .005 Total Tolerance/ .01 Step, Zig zag, Gap is 800 and No Arc Filtering on a 3/8 Ball milling .270 typ fillets. Anyone have an answer to this? Thank you
  6. Thanks for responding and welcoming me to the site Foghorn, Machine Rotary Zero Position is what we call it or Center of Rotation ( COR) . I usually put MRZP on setup sheets. Yeah I also use the "Current WCS" too, but forget form time to time when I'm rushed or getting interrupted which happens everyday. I don't have any programmers outside my company to discuses machining with. I'm not complaining though. I am one of 3 programmers here and one of them is my lead, he is very skilled and seems to be able to program anything. I have never taken a programming course or had anyone other than my lead school me on programming techniques. I know everything I need to know to make parts, I think. I would feel more confident knowing what else is out there as far as new ways of seeing parts and how to mill them. That is why I join this site.
  7. Hello, I briefly would like to point out that I use the machining terminology of my shop which may be elementary to some. I have never posted a question in a forum before. Please feel free to correct me. At our shop we draw and or import our customers models at MC's origin adjusting for MRZP if needed and leave them there. We then program the part to totality from there using the WCS/View like anyone else. So, for example If my part is on a trunnion and requires the part to flip 180 about Y axis I simply make a WCS to cut the other side while the part stays put. This makes programming easy for me. One issue with this method is that when I out put files from my second op to Vericut or MC machine sim the models are upside down. Its not a big issue, but a innovative having make rotated models in MC or rotating them in Vericut. Its this method the normal or is there different way of handling this? Screen shot of one of my projects below.

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