Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    dandjp's Avatar
    dandjp is offline Aluminum
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    michigan
    Posts
    60

    Post

    I was told that the 8055T was very easy to program in interactive mode. Pick a can cycle and it promts for all the g codes nessasary. Is anybody doing this? Maybe the TC conversational a better way to go. I have very little mastercam experience and not very good at it. I would rather program at the control if it is feasible. I do believe the G code format might give you more control over your programs? Maybe not, but would like to do 5 axis programing.
    Maybe the dealer is telling me this, because it is what is on his machine for sale

  2. #2
    Gerrythewelshman is offline Cast Iron
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    392

    Post

    Hi dandjp,
    I have used fagor and it is easy but with mastercam you are able to converse with a lot of types of machines.you will pay a lot more for a machine with fagor type control and if you want more machines then learn mastercam better and put the extra cost into the machine not the control.

  3. #3
    SwissPro's Avatar
    SwissPro is offline Hot Rolled
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    958

    Post

    The 8055T is fairly easy to program at the control. But without the conversational option, you still pretty much need to know how to program G-code manually. All it really does is prompt you to fill in the blanks. IOW, you select G76 for example, it prompts you for the X Z, P, Q, etc values. Not really much more help than the manual. The conversational option on the Fagor's is pretty decent for a budget control.

    You always have more control writing a G-code program vs. a conversational generated one.


    I haven't seen that control on anything near five axes, so I'm having a hard time figuring out what type of machine it's mounted to and what exactly you are trying to accomplish. I usually see Fagor's on lower cost gang tool lathes, three axes tops.

    In any case Mastercam can easily handle the programming and it would be worth your while to learn it in the long run.

    Also if I were you I would just learn how to program it manually first. The Fagor allows you to specify angles and such, so you can get by without having to do a lot of trig. Once you get through the learning curve you'll be better able to configure you Mastercam post to your liking.

  4. #4
    SurfaceFeet is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Arlington,TX
    Posts
    123

    Post

    Worked on a Bridge style home made mill with a Fagor control.Nice control.We programmed it with NCL.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •