Fred @ Slate Industries

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Fred @ Slate Industries last won the day on August 19 2018

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  1. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Stock Modell and OptiRough eating all my time

    The other programmer here picks the whole solid as well.... I lived through the " Dr. Watson" days where you had to pick each surface sometimes to see which one was crashing the system and had to be recreated so MC could crunch it lol
  2. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Promoting myself to customer

    Just saw this... Good Luck !! Hopefully you get to start making Trick SCCA car parts etc. !
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    Scary at first , but it's what we're looking for . I don't know how easy it is to un tangle it back if needed...
  4. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Sandvik acquires CNC Software

    If I had 30 + years in at MC it would be a great Segway into retirement.. Its been nice !
  5. Fred @ Slate Industries

    One page setup sheet

    I have it. I run my mill set. Set up sheet Which gives me a tool list with the maximum Z depth for each tool. I copy it and paste it into mc' "Notes" Then I place it on the screen under the part and print the screen. Done. I can give you my mill.set post And a quick video if your into it.
  6. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Surface Rough Pocket

    HSS Area clearence BLOWS the doors of surface rough pocket which i have used for a decade... it wastes it climb mills ALWAYS and doesn't drag the cutter across the floor going back to Geo etc. To finish it or clean it out...
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    In the CAD world you spread your fingers out on your screen like a smart phone on the feature....insane
  8. Fred @ Slate Industries

    'WINNING' with a Fadal

    High end Machine tools use Grease Not Way oil , hmmmm
  9. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Finding centerline of letters

    Figure out the center distance 039 wide = .0197 etc Now I do an offset curve from one of the edges. Takes some quick trimming and a little clean up here and there. * If you have text / Dims etc. You cant chain use Break ( lines ) ? and now you can.
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    'WINNING' with a Fadal

    You might have to much controller for your ball screws now. We had Fadals with the Fanuc controller It wore out ballscrews when the 88S ? Controller machines didnt ( they didnt get any serious work done either) lol
  11. Fred @ Slate Industries

    standardizing metric taps

    The entire metric library has been standardized by John Paris , want a copy ? Pm me an address to send it to.
  12. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Translate Stock Model

    Pmesh is the way to go now over save as .stl ?
  13. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Mastercam 2019 project doesn't work.

    It's not the same as it used to be for sure.I believe since 2017 it has been " Ignoring the 2D/3D Z level dialogue box data. I had it logged as a bug back then
  14. Fred @ Slate Industries

    Managing ghosting with large 5axis files

    " It gets messy quick " You nailed it...
  15. Fred @ Slate Industries

    EZ-Trak error-Insert bootable media

    I talked to trac at imts They said " get a new trac" All you can do is reload the O.S. Again and again ( off a floppy) We Junked it.... EDIT: There are plenty of renegade repair guys out there that have old new stock,it ain't dead yet.

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