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  1. khass0410

    Lathe 3D Tool

    So I just changed that. Didn't realize that setting was for that. I'm still seeing a small gap between the insert and part. Maybe I'm being to picky? 2021-06-10_15-46-30.bmp
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    Lathe 3D Tool

    Just downloaded them. Will watch soon. Thank you.
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    Lathe 3D Tool

    Hi all, thanks for the help in advance. I downloaded our Lathe cut off tool holder and insert from the Iscar website and have been trying to make a Lathe 3D tool work. I think I am fairly close. My problem is when I backplot the insert is not making contact with the part. If I use a Lathe standard tool with the same toolpath everything looks correct. The attached file is the Lathe 3D tool making no contact and the standard tool making contact with the same toolpath. Any help or advise would be appreciated. krh - 3D Tools.mcam
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    Curve 5X MultiPass Retract

    Ron, Thank you. This is what I was needing. I've been in contact with my reseller. Just wanting to make sure that it was a post related problem. Hopefully they can fix me up. Ron do you mind me emailing you about something you helped me with in another topic?
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    Curve 5X MultiPass Retract

    I just tried that after you mentioned it and nothing happened. So if I remember correctly MR1 in the post is based off of MR6, If MR6 is disabled in the post it will look at MR1 and apply it to all toolpaths.
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    Curve 5X MultiPass Retract

    This is a MLC post, so my Misc. Values page is a little different. My MR6 is a Safe Z Retract and when I turn it to None it does keep the tool down during multi-passes but say I'm doing more then 1 pocket when the tool is done with the 1st pocket the tool won't return home it stays down because the Safe Z Retract is set to None.
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    Curve 5X MultiPass Retract

    So I tried creating a new curve 5 axis toolpath with the Safety Zone and I'm receiving the same code as I was before with the tool returning to Z0 before making the second pass. So maybe it's my post? Or my post is ignoring the safety zone? I agree about the dumb downed solid I do have one but didn't create my toolpaths off of it. The file I sent was just a small bit of what I have in it. Thank you for the help.
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    Curve 5X MultiPass Retract

    Hi everyone, Hoping yall can help me figure out if i'm doing something wrong or if it's my post or if I need a post modification. I’m using the toolpath Curve 5 Axis with two passes in multi-pass. For every pass it makes the tool goes home in Z “G0 G28 G91 Z0.”. Is it suppose to go home for every pass? I would think that if “Keep tool down” is not checked the tool would retract to its clearance plane and reposition for lead in and out and if “Keep tool down” is checked it would not retract to its clearance plane but stay down and reposition itself and carry on. If you open up the attached output you will see the tool going home around line 359. The attached file has 3 toolpaths within it… The 1st Operation has keep tool down checked, the 2nd Operation does not. The 3rd operation is in a different tool group and is for the pocket on the opposite side so I would expect if Operation 2 and 3 were posted out together for the tool to go home before moving to Operation 3. I am also using Swarf Milling, Morph, & Multi-axis Rough with multi-passes and depth of cuts and these toolpaths do not go home until they transition to another pocket. Thanks for the help. CURVE_5X_TOOL_RETRACT.mcam KEEP TOOL DOWN OFF.MIN KEEP TOOL DOWN ON.MIN
  9. khass0410

    2020 Curve 5 Axis

    I'd like to let yall know that that endmill from Sandvik worked GREAT! The cut is super smooth, looks weird but very smooth. Thanks again.
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    2020 Curve 5 Axis

    I got the difference between G43.4 & G68.2 down. Now for the other stuff you explained I will probably have to read over it 10 to 20 times plus some just to wrap my mind around it. I want to say they were teaching this in one of the Emastercam lessons but I can't remember. Ron, thank you for helping me out and going in depth on how this works, I'll definitely work on it and use it.
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    2020 Curve 5 Axis

    So the machine we are running these cutters on is a Makino D500 with A and C axis and we use G43.4 mixed with G68.2...... Will axis substitution work with G43.4? or is it meant to come from exact center of pivot? I'm not exactly sure how you set up axis substitution either, I think I have to use the Xform "Roll/Unroll" function to unroll my geometry but when I do it in my main view "how the part is sitting in machine" than I get odd twisted up geometry. I can mimic what you did in the front view but am sort of lost on doing it in my base view....... I will continue working on it any hints would be great though. Also work is going to order a couple of them Sandvik Endmills that David Colin mentioned, pretty excited about this. Thanks for all the help you guys.
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    2020 Curve 5 Axis

    Thanks for sharing the information, this will be a great resource. I'll have to look up their cutters price range but I can imagine it's going to be more than what our shop will want to pay. lol. But, thanks for showing me what I should be looking for.
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    2020 Curve 5 Axis

    Ron, thanks for the replies. I came really close to bringing up that the tool I'm using is a center cutting endmill. I was wondering if that could of been the problem, I appreciate the explanation on what is going on. This is a cutter that we are making for a customer, when putting weight reduction on a cutter this is not typically what we do but this is what they want. I agree on the with the bigger fillets. I forgot to put one of Schunk holders on the tool when sharing the file, I sometimes use the holder avoidance tool inside the parameters, so normally I have my holders set up. The other part that I was working on when having the same problems, I ended up using the multiaxis roughing op to finish. I never even thought about using axis substitution with dynamic milling that's brilliant. Thank you for the help and great ideas.
  14. khass0410

    2020 Curve 5 Axis

    Hoping someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong or why I'm not getting the results that I am wanting to get when using the Curve 5 axis toolpath. I've tried using the Curve 5 axis toolpath in the past but I always get steps in between each step over on my parts when using multi-pass. I'm using the bottom of the endmill with plenty of overlap while rotating C axis. The machine this is running on is a 5 Axis Makino D500. I've attached a couple pictures. The first picture is when I tried using a 1/2" .060R Mill with a step over of .250" 5 times. The second one is when I tried using a 1.0" .060R Mill with a step over of .500" 2 times. I've also attached my file just in case someone wants to see what have in the parameters. I'd really like to figure out what I'm doing wrong because I normally resort back to using a 3d surfacing toolpath to get the results that I need. Thanks for the help.
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