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About jlw™

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    Programmer Extraordinaire
  • Birthday 01/31/1981

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    Typical red blooded boy from the South stuff.


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  1. jlw™

    Force head and table rotation

    I used to program a Mazak E1600. I often had large parts like this. I primarily used G68.2 but until I figured that out I had a macro that would rotate and save to G55 at 180 degrees.
  2. jlw™

    Looking for some new tricks

    SIde note... I always dive head first into the new version. Any file I work on... I save a new copy and save my last version "as-is" until I know it's going to work in the new version.
  3. Bringing up an OLD debate... Siemens is still better than funook.
  4. jlw™

    Rotary milling

    I have "linked" so many paths this way before. It's intense but a few days of programming and creating wire frame is way better than one crashed head in an expensive machine.
  5. Colin, always a gentleman. I wish I knew what you've forgotten.
  6. Good luck and I hope so too! Big parts or small parts? Smaller parts, like vise work tend to be much easier imo than parts that take up a 30x60 table. Worst part I ever had took a 560lb pc of stock down to 22lb finished part with all kinds of area for warp and stress and thing walls for chatter.
  7. jlw™

    How to load tooling ball on a fixture

    Magnificently poetic. Ron in full form right there.
  8. Truthfully, I'd probably quit a job over this. It's amazing how fast you can rough 718 but it's expensive. No one wants to pay what it costs. No one is willing to put the time and consideration in that it takes. The heat from ceramics often warps and stresses causing more relief. So many of the new tech end mills will literally rayp inconel but it's expensive. You also have the inconsistencies - one piece of stock and hi performance end mill will run great for 4 hours. Next piece and you go through 5 endmeills with about 20 min tool life before you find another 4 hour end mill. Truthfully though, I'd take inco over heat treated aermet any day.
  9. jlw™

    View ports in main graphics area

    This!!! Viewsheets was probably the single biggest game changer ever for me in mcam.
  10. I can't help but find this funny.
  11. jlw™

    Gun drilling cycle

    If you want to go the old way, jparis has a very concise set of instructions. I've used it multiple times with good results. Now tho, I Just use the advanced drill.
  12. jlw™

    Nominal Models Rant

    This probably accounts for 80% or more of the geo I create.
  13. Just curious, but this sounds like situations I find myself in quite often with BC heat/table machines. If you're looking to correct minimal angle changes due to work piece setup, using the probe to define offsets in the control has worked very well for me. Can you post pics of the issue in the machine? It seems you're reinventing the wheel on problems that many of us have solved over and over. Maybe with a better explanation of the problem we can offer better help. Tidbit - yes the angle info is in the posted NCI BUT using that data is difficult. If you can handle matrix math you can handle it. What post are you using?
  14. Nice!!! Idk why I didn't think of it but I like this a lot.
  15. jlw™

    Kennametal KOR-5 worth it?


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