5th Axis CGI

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  1. 5th Axis CGI

    Computer specs for running mastercam

    When you're jumping around too as many different customers and places as I am a Laptop is really my only choice.
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    Deep Pocket Milling Aluminum to 8" Deep

    10 years later glad they finally made a tool to do this?🥳
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    Is the dynamic milling data base dead?

    Sorry, but Chris Rizzo passed away and others have tried to keep it going. It is not that easy to do so. There is HSM Advisory and other tools out there. Got a specific material? Tool? Machine Taper? Holder? I and think other can give you some suggestions once we know those parameters.
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    Mazak operators and post

    I would strongly recommend looking at MPmaster to build your post from. That has a lot of the .set stuff built into along with other things that the Generic Mastercam posts lack IMHO. There is supposed to be a new generation of Mastercam stuff coming, but so far it is limited to one Router post.
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    3+2 tilt angle prioritazion

    Exactly what I think you need to do. You can default mi5 to 1 through the CMD if you want that to always be the option by default.
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    NVME Drive

    I don't think anyone I know of has ever said that. The issue has always been the math processor and the Intel's ability to handle this better in the past. Today I couldn't tell you if that is the case, but with parts that can cost upwards of $10 million I am working on not something I am even going to risk trying.
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    Flowline - Undercut with key cutter

    Flowline toolpath like talked about. Surface Finish Contour.
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    Mazak operators and post

    I feel your pain I really do. I got started with Mastercam in the V9 days. I went and worked in a shop that had V7 and then I got them to upgrade to V9.They had bought a 3rd Party Post from the the Machine Tool builder they bought the machine from. The Machine Builder had their own MP.DLL and everything. Problem was the post was terrible and support was weeks for a 2 minute issue. I called our dealer and he said that CNC Software just released the Generic 5 Axis Post and I was more than welcome to play with it. The dealer even got me the 5 Axis Power Point. Within about 2 weeks I had a majority of what I wanted and needed done for that machine. I was cutting some molds that ran for 170 hours with no hand edits or Verification Software on a 5 Axis Router that had a 4' x 8' table. I normally ran 30-50 hour programs cutting different molds in 3+2 and full 5 axis back then again with no Verification and no Moduleworks 5 Axis toolpaths. The company had spent good money on a post and paid good money for maintenance on that post, but at the time that company NOT the Mastercam Dealer or CNC Software were involved was not meeting our needs and work had to be done. I since then will tinker with posts to things that are format or little things, but leave the more integrated or complicated things to the professionals that do this for a living. There are a lot of different posts on the tech exchange and other things if you stuck and must do what your company is not willing to do. I wrote complete probing logic for machines and custom drill cycles and many other things over the years. I might could sit down and from scratch in 10-12 months figure out how to write a MP post, but since no one is going to pay me for it I will not. I trust the companies doing it and will work with them to help all parties involved. Keep asking question keep putting your best foot forward showing people on the forum you're giving it your all and people will help you figure out what you need, but thinking someone is going to give you the keys to the castle without some work on your side isn't how it works around here.
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    3+2 tilt angle prioritazion

    Want to make sure you have a post with Positive output controlled our have it setup the Machine Definition if using a 3rd Party Post to do that as well.
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    resellers

    Not really it is a matter of customer support and verses Canada where In-House put a network of offices across Canada to support it in the USA we have different laws and other things that change from state to state. Take California for instance the state has 1/9 the population of the Country. The Southern California Mastercam dealer alone normally did more business than most of the International dealers that have complete countries. When Mastercam started they were not a AutoDesk just now getting into the CAM market. They had to create network to make that happen. Making all of them employee's from a business standpoint was not practical at that time. Many of the original dealers where doing other things until the dealership allowed enough money to earn a living just selling and supporting Mastercam. Back then there was no maintenance. You stayed in business by only getting new sales for the most part or people willing to pay the upgrade fees. Mastercam got started over 30 years ago and has done a good job getting to where they are.
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    create a radially cut part thru part

    I think the way I did it is correct because I followed the print and the circles have to be at the start and ends of the slot. I was worried doing it with fillets would be off and you just confirmed my thoughts. It you looked at my solids you will notice how they don't overlap correctly on top, but do on the side which what you need and makes it machinable.
  12. 5th Axis CGI

    lathe post x5 m6 on tool line

    Seeing how almost every lathe on the planet doesn't need M06 unless they have B head I am not sure why that machine does.
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    NVME Drive

    I run the 970 Pro M.2 for C and have a 960 Pro that has traveled across 3 computers as my D and my F drive is a M2. I am going to put in a 4th M2 when they get to 4 GB at a price I can handle. I have found the Pro Versions of the Samsung to be faster.
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    ductile cast iron

    That is kind of my attitude I am always learning and trying new things. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and fail. Edison learned many ways not to make a light bulb before he got it correct. Had he quit like a majority of people do after he didn't get it right the first time who would have been the person to figure it out and have their name be known as the one who created the light bulb? We are not changing the world with what we do, but sometimes when you figure out or do that one thing no one thought was possible it is rewarding. I did broaching on a Vertical Mill/Turn last year for a Major Aerospace Company last year. I had many different ones telling me it wasn't possible and it took 3 different tools before we got it dialed in. The Verification software wasn't supporting the process correctly and I had to keep working my way through different issues, but once it was all said and done that part was beautiful and to the print. I showed them that 50 years of doing something could be improved. What I showed them has now becomes the new de-facto standard for doing the broaching. I did a project for a different Aerospace Company about 5 years ago that took a part that was taking over a 100 hours and needed 5 different machines down to one machine and no outside process to grind in the 4-8 um areas on the part. That one part was a $2.3 million ROI over 5 years verses the methods they were using before I did that work. Same company I took the roughing of a part and reduced it from 100 hours down to 40 hours. I am thankful to have been given the talent and ability the Lord has blessed me with. My advise to you is keep trying and exploring better ways in the long run you will grow in doing so.
  15. 5th Axis CGI

    2020 tool manager

    You correct and just need to decide a good method to control speeds and feeds and stick with it. Like I was saying have a MACHINE_ALUM.tooldb Then MACHINE_STEEL.tooldb Then MACHINE_SS.tooldb Have your standard holders defined and go from there.

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