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    How do YOU avoid collisions and crashes?

    A common crash not shown is dog leg rapids. Rapid move makes dog leg on machine where it shows a straight point to point in the sim.
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    Another mastercam vs hypermill discussion... Emphasis on Volumill.

    I could agree with that from the standpoint that you have to build your own feature recognition definitions, but in the form CPFs, Macros, and using virtual tool. Automation Center essentially lets you build a script from the commands within HyperCAD/Hypermill. One would use that to filter...
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    Another mastercam vs hypermill discussion... Emphasis on Volumill.

    Hypermill has various forms of automation, which is something I'm still wrapping my head around, but I have gotten my feet wet enough to where I can explain some of what's available. The big one is Automation Center. A regular Hypermill seat comes with Automation Center Basic which gives you...
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    Another mastercam vs hypermill discussion... Emphasis on Volumill.

    Sure does! It's called 5x Shape Offset Roughing. I believe there is also one for the Blade package specifically. Here is a shot using it on a mill turn part(4x with C rotation) and another shot of Simultaneous 5x Rough Cycle on an aerospace panel. The only thing you may need to do(especially...
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    Another mastercam vs hypermill discussion... Emphasis on Volumill.

    We recently switched over to Hypermill from CamWorks. Both use volumill. And you'd be correct when mentioning how implementation matters. Volumill just works in hypermill. It's calc times are much faster for the same feature, plane detection is great. It's probably the best implementation of...
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    Macro Programming Fundamentals

    Hey all, Anyone ever use this Fanuc Macro B linter? Macro Executor Language - Visual Studio Marketplace Maybe know of a better one? Thanks, --B
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    What CAM systems incorporate Chip Thinning into their feedrate calculations?

    Two things, let's consider a 0.005 finish pass: - Seeing what the actual thickness would be at any given feed/speed combination. Knowing that, I could apply a specific final thickness to a variety of tools/sizes/speeds and adjusting the feed to match a known good value. - Getting insight into...
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    What is the oddest thing someone has said during an interview or prior to the intervi

    I've been skydiving for almost 10 years(1300 jumps). To get your first license, you have to learn to pack a parachute. It's a simple process, but when you're a noob, it's like this HUGE thing in your mind where you're always questioning if you're doing it right. And rightly so. But I just get...
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    What CAM systems incorporate Chip Thinning into their feedrate calculations?

    Yeah, that's a definite given. I just think it would be nice to know what my effective chipload is at on any tool and any operation. Not just the standard FPT at full radial engagement. Like, what's my effective chipload on a finish pass where I'm only taking .005" off the wall? Let me break...
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    Best Cam from a processing speed standpoint?

    Part and Toolpath
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    Best Cam from a processing speed standpoint?

    Ok, here is the start of something. The goal of this part would be to have a cube with different features on each side. Each feature would test a different type of toolpath. This first side would test Volumetric/Dynamic Roughing toolpath calculations. Obviously, each CAM system will have...
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    What CAM systems incorporate Chip Thinning into their feedrate calculations?

    One thing that's bugged me over the years is that I have yet to see a CAM system incorporate Chip Thinning into their Feed/Speed parameter settings. Is there an explanation to why that is? It seems like a concept that's been around a very long time and adding to that, high speed or dynamic tool...
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    Best Cam from a processing speed standpoint?

    I don't have MC. But I think it would be cool to come up with a benchmark that could be used with any CAM system.
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    Best Cam from a processing speed standpoint?

    Anyone have a part they can upload or link to that would cause several minutes of calc time? Folks could then benchmark their system/setup and post their parameter settings, computer specs, and calc time results. Some might even learn a thing or two from more advanced users. Or start a war. Who...
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    Best Cam from a processing speed standpoint?

    Curious and off topic; do you use CW to control your G187(Rough, Medium, Finish setting) with the Mach Deviation parameter? The post we had neglected to utilize that.
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