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  1. Awesome thanks! I thought I'd be the only one working Friday after Thanksgiving...but I suppose you could answer this from anywhere too.
  2. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FnDBOyjThnV-EwFy9DJM3FuSJCa1m97I?usp=share_link here is a link, to the Zip2Go. It's just the threadmilling, our lathe guys did the rest beforehand but had issues with the thread. BTW I just wanted to make the code smaller and perhaps make the threads smoother in the process as well. but they do pass the go no go gauge already. With what james had shared earlier I think I can fix it with some trial and error. I still appreciate your interest to play along at home though, might save me the trial and error phase.
  3. I'ts all G1 and the linearize toolpath box is not checked ( T1=.695 THREAD MILL SPTM695A EFH 1.5 ) T1 M6 S935 M3 G0 G90 G54 X0. Y0. G43 H1 Z.25 /M8 Z.1 G94 G1 Z-1.125 F25. G41 D1 Y-.09 F4. X.0156 Y-.0886 Z-1.1236 X.0308 Y-.0846 Z-1.1222 X.045 Y-.0779 Z-1.1208 X.0579 Y-.0689 Z-1.1194 X.0689 Y-.0579 Z-1.1181 X.0779 Y-.045 Z-1.1167 X.0846 Y-.0308 Z-1.1153 X.0886 Y-.0156 Z-1.1139 X.09 Y0. Z-1.1125 X.0886 Y.0156 Z-1.1111 X.0846 Y.0308 Z-1.1097 X.0779 Y.045 Z-1.1083 X.0689 Y.0579 Z-1.1069 X.0579 Y.0689 Z-1.1056 X.045 Y.0779 Z-1.1042 X.0308 Y.0846 Z-1.1028 X.0156 Y.0886 Z-1.1014 X0. Y.09 Z-1.1 Awesome thanks cncappsjames and thank you for your efforts AHarrison1. I did something with my settings to fix the splines on ramping before but wasn't sure if that was the way to go for thread milling. Should have guessed since Thread milling is basically a ramp op too.
  4. Is there anyway to get mastercam to utilize canned cycles or some simplified version of the code for thread milling? I tried going to arc filtering but It was all greyed out?
  5. Awesome, I will check into that in a bit. I just created new paths and it no longer has the error. I will let you know when I investigate further what I find, thanks.
  6. I am just going to recreate this path but what usually causes this? 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - Post processor execution initialized. 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - Unencrypted input file: 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2022\mill\Posts\Lindel Haas Mill.pst 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - Loading input files was successful. 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - Initialization of pre-defined post variables, strings, postblocks was successful. 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - Search for defined post variables, strings, postblocks was successful. 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - RUN TIME -PST(2049)- The formula is attempting to divide by zero, , Calculation returned zero[9] 21 Nov 2022 01:10:26 PM - Successful completion of post processor execution.
  7. Thanks everybody, for your input. In this scenario I didn't need to reach in any tight spaces, so I went with a longer Arbor for our AXD cutter. Aaron, thanks for sharing those facts about long reach and keeping a chip load. I can remember the first time I ran a long 4" LOC 3/4" 3 flute on aluminum and it looked beautiful, then I wanted to bring the outside dimension in a little bit and put like .001 or .002 wear on it ran it again and the finish was a chattered mess.
  8. It's finally working, the msvcr100.dll must have been corrupt or incorrect. Our IT guy just renamed my msvcr100.dll to msvcr100.dll.bak and then uploaded his and voila! I'm back comparing files the way I'm accustomed. Thank you all for helping us find the solution as well.
  9. Hi everyone, I have to Mill a large diameter deep pocket into some 6061-T6. One of the challenges on this job is the reach and perhaps finishing of the walls. My go to is usually the Mitsubishi AXD line of tooling because those inserts leave a beautiful finish on the walls. Only problem is the two arbors we have now Aren't quite long enough. We have the MITSUBISHI 1.5 DIA. 3FL AXD4000UR1503A CUTTER on a Command Arbor with about 4" reach and the 2.0 MITSUBISHI AXD4000UR0203A CUTTER on a 22711-4 TECHNIKS HOLDER Which I believe is around 5" reach (being used now or Id have more accurate value) Anyhow the minimum reach I would like to achieve is 6.25" I was hoping some of you might be able to share what tools you use to reach over 6 inches deep or possibly if you know of any longer Arbors for the aforementioned cutters. Any insights or help are always appreciated!
  10. This is what I love about these forums! Thank you I will share this with our Lathe guys. Maybe they'll buy me a soda from the vending machine for saving their hand and wrist from tens of thousands of extra clicks of the mouse. This is what I love about these forums! Thank you I will share this with our Lathe guys. Maybe they'll buy me a soda from the vending machine for saving their hand and wrist from tens of thousands of extra clicks of the mouse.
  11. Hi all, I don't usually program for Lathe but I was showing our companies lathe programmer the "save parameters to default files" and we don't see that option in Lathe. Any ideas where it's hiding.
  12. Yes, thanks again Colin and thank you all, Jparis and Millman included the 3 of you have helped me so much in the last few years I can't explain how grateful I am.
  13. I got excited and thought you were telling me about that position at first. I am going to work on my LinkedIn more and maybe get a website for my resume and showcase all my safe to share glorious programming/machining victories. I think that will help me get top dollar later
  14. I'm in Tucson, and we are known for our low pay in manufacturing. Phoenix only 2 hours north pays much better.
  15. Yea, It's definitely a strange and exciting time to be alive! I see what your talking about in every field of business too. I think a lot of people are taking advantage of what's going on now. I feel there are a lot of people that oversell themselves that are being paid more than they are worth and there are a lot of managers too out of touch or unknowledgeable to notice. The part's I program here are worth more than 10k on the regular I probably program anywhere from 300k to 1 million worth of work a year and that's not counting if the work's repeat. I would be pretty happy at just a few bucks more an hour but I feel really under appreciated here sometimes. I plan on staying 1 or 2 more years max unless something changes and in the meantime I will keep my eye out for another good shop to continue my 5th axis growth and experience.
  16. I was curious what the going rates are out there around the US and internationally for CNC programmers? I did a google search for "CNC programmer salary" and got $59,568, then I searched "5th axis CNC programmer salary" and got $112,074 and $138,674. I myself have been programming since 2008, starting with conversational on a proto trak then moving on to EZ CAM, then going to school for an Associates in Machine Tool Technology and learning Mastercam. The school taught us some basics of 5th axis but not even close to enough to jump into it in the real world of 5th. Thankfully my 3 years of experience before school helped me get a lot more out of it than others, I still am friends with one of my fellow Machine Tool classmates and he has never worked in manufacturing after attending. Anyhow my pay started at like 8 dollars an hour in 08 I started working at a small home shop that eventually grew into about a 5 million dollar a year company. I left that company making 20 an hour after being there for 6 years. I went to a really big 70 million dollar a year company and they paid me 25 an hour plus a differential for working a 7am-7pm shift 4 days a week plus optional Fridays for even more OT. I pulled in 77k in 2019 and was pretty happy about the dollars but had no life outside work hardly. Then a recruiter had contacted me in March 2020 and got me a job at an even bigger company for 78k salary. I thought I had made it, then I realized this shop was not the right fit for me and left after just one month. I couldn't go back to the previous company because I had reached out to the "wrong" person and it rubbed my old manager the wrong way. So I took a job at a shop that had tried to hire me in the past for $30 an hour, I only asked for $28 when I went because I was scared they might not want to pay a second programmer that much (they had filled the original position). I know asking for less than I was offered in the past was incredibly stupid now because I have been there 2 years and finally got to that $30 an hour. I am starting to get a little impatient for a raise. But I ended up being able to learn 5th axis pretty well in the 2.5 years I have been here which is what I see as the real value of the position, I haven't mastered 5th axis but I have done some pretty cool live 5th axis as well as tons of 3+2 and I love it! I thought I would share that with you all because I know a lot of you have experience with the same kind of things and was hoping I could learn from some of your wisdom.
  17. Thanks, I agree Harvey does make some amazing tools. Also we did use a series of shorter endmills for the top 2/3 of keyway. I will try HSMadvisor out as well. Thank you all for your insights and help.
  18. Yes, that describes the situation accurately. Do they make hydraulic holders for 1/8th Dia? I would like to get one of those if they do, because I know that some of our setup guys don't indicate their small and precision tooling often.
  19. I am using a 1/16th Endmill out .7874 which is around 12.5 times the Diameter of stick out. I am cutting 304 and wondering how much I should reduce my spindle RPM to help with the long length. Does anyone know of any good rules or equations to compensate for really long tool. This is only for a keyway that should be broached but we are milling it, so finish shouldn't be too much concern.
  20. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eFgoJBK1cNmNxC8abHrlPhSzMBG5Z6PA/view?usp=sharing Here is a link to the Zip2Go. Yes Zoffen, that helped with the y moves. I would still appreciate help with the A axis issues but on a positive note the part ran okay even with all the small A and Y axis moves. The finish was not as clean as the axis substitution operations but out inspector still signed off on it. I will try to post a picture of it later if I get the chance.
  21. I am using a rotary 4th axis toolpath to "surface" the inside of a 16" dia. pulley wheel. the G code had many small y moves and way too many A rotation values. So now while watching the machine cut the rotation is very jittery because of all the A values. I have done 4th axis using Y axis substitution many times before and the motions were much smoother. I saw in another post people recommend using the multiaxis toolpath and post out 4th axis only... But I would really like to know if there is a way to adjust the rotary 4th axis toolpath to just run smoothly. Please help Sample section of Code T9 M6 S5000 M3 A811.055 G0 G90 G54 X-.1281 Y.0016 G43 H9 Z12.484 T1 /M8 Z8.584 G94 G1 Z8.484 F5. Y-.0015 A810.026 F1. Y.0015 A807.813 A805.653 A803.495 A801.343 Y.0014 A799.197 A797.058 A794.928 Y.0013 A792.809 A790.702 Y.0012 A788.607 A786.527 Y.0011 A784.463 A782.415 Y.001 A780.385 A778.374 Y.0009 A776.383 Y0. A774.418 Y.0008 A772.463 A770.537 Y.0007 A768.633 A766.753 Y.0006 A764.897 A763.065 Y.0005 A761.259 Y-.0002 A759.483 Y.0004 A757.723 Y.0003 A755.994 A754.291 Y-.0007 A751.816 A749.369 Y-.0006 Z8.4838 A746.981 Y0. Z8.484 A744.628
  22. Hi all, I have an issue with my Cimco Edit 8 not starting up. I worked with my IT support twice to try and resolve this. They installed more visual studio files and Microsoft files they even reinstalled Mastercam and all we did was get the error message to change to "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to clost the application" The original error message was "The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCR100.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem." Please let me know if you have ever encountered something like this or if you know how to fix. I might try to reinstall MCAM again considering the first reinstall was done before some of those visual studio files were installed.
  23. That is super useful information! I also appreciate you actually verifying the same behavior, then giving such a detailed explanation of your work flow really helps! Ever since I started doing 5th axis 2 years ago it really has opened up my mind to different ways of doing things in Mastercam. I used to be such a stickler for keeping all ops as separate MCAM files to minimize possible confusion. Now I have done programs with my fixtures, soft jaw pockets and all ops including different machines all in one MCAM file. If you stay on top of organization it is possible without too much confusion. I think I will be trying to utilize the level grouping next for more organization. I'm still figuring out whether or not I prefer multiple models for different ops vs multiple planes.
  24. Does that stop the behavior where it makes it disappear as well I assume? Thanks I will look into that, have any of you actually experienced what I am talking about?

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