Bill Henderson

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  1. Bill Henderson

    Drill + Peck cycle combo?

    Thanks John. I had to repost my program to run on a Doosan DVF8000. Which resulted in a broken drill. R.250 Q.250 doh! My bad. Just assumed it would post a peck reduction. Luckily it was just a fixture.
  2. Bill Henderson

    Drill + Peck cycle combo?

    The code I used to get would be like G99 G83 Z-1. R.5 I.25 J.15 K.1 F3.57 I : Initial peck J: Amount to reduce peck K: Minimum Peck
  3. Bill Henderson

    Drill + Peck cycle combo?

    I was under the impression the G83 and subsequent peck would be used for that purpose. I find that it is not. So what is the subsequent meant for? My code using .250 initial peck and .100 subsequent : G43 H43 Z.5 G94 G99 G83 Z-1. R.5 Q.25 F3.57 G80 G49 M05 I could have sworn years ago I used it and the first peck would typically cover my retract distance and subsequent would be what I used in material.
  4. Bill Henderson

    F Keys and Alt MC2022

    We (our off-site IT) just did the install about a week ago and I started a new project today. Open new Step file. Once opened none of the F keys work (F4 analyze) (F9 AXIS Display) ALT F1 or F1/F2 ALT S ALT E I tried starting a new file and created wireframe and the same results. Is there a setting or file path that needs to be corrected?
  5. Bill Henderson

    Enhancement Requests

    I know Pete thanks. We did before I posted here. Was hoping there was something I was missing. Funny Matt. Still in Thee Circle I see..
  6. Bill Henderson

    Enhancement Requests

    This is something that never really bothered me until MC added the holder libraries years ago. The tool window page in operations parameters is too small and not adjustable. They give you a slide to view the entire row, but why not make it expandable? Years ago you couldn't even adjust the size of the parameters window when it popped up. They added that feature a few years back but failed to add it to the tool window. Many times you have the same tool description with different length holders and to remember some 30+ tool/assemblies is difficult. Just make it expandable. Or am I just missing it?
  7. Bill Henderson

    Doosan DVF 8000 Verify/Post issue?

    I don't have the code any longer. They re-wrote the program for indexed surface milling. These are one off inconel parts for R & D. You may have been here when the machine was first checked after issues. Yes it is bolted to a newly poured floor. Thanks James. Haven't heard from you since you left FB. Hope all is well. Tom thank you as well. Been a long time. Hopefully we will be able to use the machine to it's full capability but right now I have hardware that absolutely NEEDS to ship.
  8. We recently purchased this machine new. First parts run on it had issues in tool offsets using dynamic. Post was verified and it ended up being some parameters or interpretation software error. Thought it was fixed and finally made a good part. Now my parts are on this machine and an off-site programmer made the programs. The verify in simulation looks correct in 5X swarf etc... but in reality my part is scrapped. Wall thickness which is supposed to be the same at various points is very narrow. G59 G17 G90 A-90. C180. G68.2 X0. Y0. Z0. I-180. J-90. K0. G53.1 G94 G05.1 Q1 R5. My question would be ... could the tool vector be calculated wrong at the machine? The code looks correct and simulates correctly. Seeing the tool offsets were being calculated incorrectly before and it took Doosan reps 10 days to figure it out, I am wondering if it's just the machine again. BTW He programmed the pieces to center of rotation. I haven't been on here in years mainly due to the fact I rarely if ever have to program anymore. Thank you for any insight.
  9. Bill Henderson

    Machine Recommendation

    Thanks Daryl. Will look into them.
  10. Bill Henderson

    Machine Recommendation

    "Bill - that material looks like a cutting tool graveyard!" That it is! Had a meeting yesterday trying to explain to the bean counters why we are using so much tooling $$$.
  11. Bill Henderson

    Machine Recommendation

    Thank you everyone for your input. The Doosan cutting 303/304 I wouldn't guess to be an issue, but this material ... Nominal Composition Nickel - 52% Cobalt - 20% Chromium - 20% Molybdenum - 6% 2.4% Titanium - 0.6% Pretty nasty. I am pushing for the Makino.
  12. Bill Henderson

    Machine Recommendation

    Thanks guys. Yes I like and Prefer the Makino. We had a salesman in here very nice machine indeed the A81. I think our bean counter is still dizzy by the estimate. Doosan? I am looking for one reply on the doosan good or bad. Trying to tell our Program manager they aren't worth it.... but you know... he has done and seen everything. On a small Inco part after I designed the fixture for HMC he said.... Use the HMC clamp here (the bottom) and use a center over the top and you can cut the whole part spinning it 360. "We used to do this all day long"
  13. Bill Henderson

    Machine Recommendation

    We have a LTA for some Nimonic 263 material approx 2"X 11" X 23" type frame. Currently running 3 AXIS and using two fixtures (MO and Clamp movements) on a CAT 50 HAAS. (don't laugh) Incredibly long cycle times and tooling costs per part. Owner(s) have agreed to purchase a slightly used machine. I want ceramics for slotting to improve cycle times (currently eating up 80% of cycle) I want Horizontal multiple pallet for increased fixturing (more parts) and chip evacuation. I want tool life cycle management, probing, rigid machine, and HP. Given a low budget to work with 200K-400K Would you go with a DOOSAN that is newer (2015) or a tried and true Toyoda (2008) or Makino (2008)? I have never had much luck with Doosans running more that 75% of the time without some need for fixing. The HAAS will not hold up cranking these parts out 2 shifts 9 hours a day 6 days a week. What do you say? Any experience with Doosan cutting Super Alloys? Thanks. Any input greatly appreciated.
  14. Bill Henderson

    X8 Limiting Axis windup

    Thanks Colin I will try that. I didn't set wind up limits btw. I did however have to set Mi 8 to 4. It was set to 1 and at the end of the swarf single pass (cutting Y- side of trunnion) it would retract to Z7 reposition X correctly but turn Y to positive Z rapid into trunnion and then make the correct Y- move to position of start of cut. Scared the crap out of the operator.
  15. Bill Henderson

    X8 Limiting Axis windup

    ha ha. John that would make TOO much sense. Thanks John. That's it. What was I not thinking?

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