5th Axis CGI

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  1. 5th Axis CGI

    Machine Definition HMC Error

    Start with a template and build your machine that way.
  2. 5th Axis CGI

    Curve All Edges flattens wireframe geometry

    This change still catches me sometimes. 15+ years of muscle memory of not caring about 2D or 3D and I still get tripped up by it.
  3. 5th Axis CGI

    316 Stainless Plate

    You made a funny the person that quoted it was thinking it was a 5 minute job.
  4. 5th Axis CGI

    trying to eleminate retracts

    Converted to solid from surfaces and made the flowline in 2019 and got a good part. From surfaces I got what you were getting, but converted it to a solid from surfaces and drove the solid surfaces and done. Took me longer to write this response than do what I just said in this response.
  5. 5th Axis CGI

    316 Stainless Plate

    Double disc would be my 1st thought. Milling this would require a lot of back and forth flipping and such to make sure you were doing what you could to get the stress under control. Running it through a double disk machine will make it flat and give an awesome finish. Here is one company that comes to mind: TCI Precision
  6. 5th Axis CGI

    trying to eleminate retracts

    Morph between 2 curves if you have a 5 Axis License. If not Blend or make a single surface. Other trick if not a solid is make a solid from the surfaces. Make sure your stitching tolerance is set to .0001 and give that a try.
  7. No you would take a 1 Pitch normal thread that is a double lead and tap it a 2 time your feed rate to your RPM. Your 1. would go to 2.0 not half like you suggested. It is still a 1. pitch just there is 2 threads next to each other have starts that are 180 from each other. We use to do 3 lead threads by marking the Jaw on a 3 Jaw chuck to the half nut number. Then when we did 4 lead threads we would use a 4 jaw chuck and again match the chuck jaw number to the half nut. 4 Lead threads are fun to watch on a conventional lathe. Been 25 years since I had to cut them, but not something you forget. Still remember setting the compound at 29.5 degrees for standard threads, 44.5 for buttress and 14 for acme.
  8. Like I thought it must be a double lead tap. Thanks for confirming.
  9. Can you even tap a double lead thread? I have never tapped a double lead. I have turned many double leads ID and OD on a lather and Thread milled them, but tapping them I have never done. Be interested in seeing how you get it sorted out. My 1st thought is to set a Z value the pitch or half a pith higher to see if that allows you to do what you are trying to do.
  10. 5th Axis CGI

    Points, chain manager missing counts

    Good for you and hopefully someone a lot smarted than me chimes in to help. Have a good day.
  11. 5th Axis CGI

    Feedrate reduction for last depth pass?

    Nope never said it was the best and have my share of grips. Sorry I thought this was a board to help people I will just let you help like you have been doing and see who is really the mean one. All the best and have a great day.
  12. 5th Axis CGI

    Feedrate reduction for last depth pass?

    You are aware stock model works in Lathe now correct? I have to also assume you are aware of using ghosted operation to remove stock? I have to also assume you know that end of the day we do what we need to get the job done. If anyone has it in their mind not to do their best and make parts parts from the get they will not be long for this profession. Yes stock update is important didn't say it wasn't, but if you approach your process correctly you can do anything you need to do in Mastercam lathe without stock update. Programmed many good parts with a pencil and paper and never had anything but my imagination to see what was going on. Not sure why your so upset having to use Mastercam again, but that was not my decision. That was also not the decision on anyone else who is coming to this forum looking for help.
  13. 5th Axis CGI

    Feedrate reduction for last depth pass?

    Like everyone else.
  14. 5th Axis CGI

    Points, chain manager missing counts

    I wish had that kind of time to spend doing these types of things to a post. How many hours do you have in your post?
  15. 5th Axis CGI

    6061-O aluminum

    Mix some WD-40 into the mist and see if it helps cutting.

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