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  1. meowkat

    Live tool lathe spindle gap?

    There is a chuck on the machine, what do you mean by "chuck cover" ? I am referring to the gap between the spindle shaft and the housing, just behind the chuck/spindle-nose area. I've always heard to "mind the spindle gap" so you aren't blowing coolant directly on it. I'm just wondering if...
  2. meowkat

    Live tool lathe spindle gap?

    I'm getting curious, is using live tooling with coolant a bad idea? I mean, should I be covering up my spindle gap somehow? The spindle sitting stationary, with a live tool block milling away and blasting coolant, some of which is bound to end up at the spindle gap, that surely can't be good for...
  3. meowkat

    Programing flats with C axis on fanuc 16-TT controller

    Nexgencam made a post for my Fanuc 16TTB with live tools & Y axis, you can probably do everything in CAM (fusion 360) for your machine with a custom post.
  4. meowkat

    New vs old

    New control features enable you to be more competitive, that's one of the major selling points of buying a new machine in the first place. I suspect you will see that a decade newer machine has some advantages that maybe aren't obvious right now.
  5. meowkat

    G52 used in a loop Fanuc 16

    I have only figured out you can change the G54 Z zero with some parameter address and it caused some problems when I first tried it. I think this G52 solution is exactly what I was looking for. This job will run basically unattended now for hours.
  6. meowkat

    G52 used in a loop Fanuc 16

    That change works perfectly, thanks angelw.
  7. meowkat

    G52 used in a loop Fanuc 16

    I would like to use parentheses to ensure the calculation (#3*#1) is performed before the function (G52) is called with an argument, but they indicate a comment in Gcode as far as I know. edit, I was also assuming the order of operations would dictate the multiplication would be resolved before...
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    G52 used in a loop Fanuc 16

    I think I have a syntax error trying to loop a program. It is turning and milling on a 5" diameter bar, it doesn't pull the bar so I want to get 3 or 5 parts parted off per program run. Hoping to use G52 to update the work offset by computing the stepover per iteration. Fanuc 16TB, program...
  9. meowkat

    Turning on drip feed, parameter on fanuc control

    Looking at my param manual for a mori seiki sl-25sy, this section looks promising. I too would like to enable drip feed via parameter.
  10. meowkat

    Hurco Universal 5-axis machines?

    Currently window shopping a VMX30U (not the newer VMX30Ui)5-axis and wondering how they compare to say, a Haas UMC. Will it remain accurate over say 50 revolutions of the rotary axis? What kind of accuracy potential does a 10 year old 5-axis have really?
  11. meowkat

    pipe taper tap thread depth?

    Okay, near-side makes perfect sense there is a center hole in the piece. So it's saying to only drill through one side. I've already asked the customer for clarification, but it's nice to have some other opinions while I'm waiting to hear back.
  12. meowkat

    pipe taper tap thread depth?

    Wait... "1/4-18 NPT TAP DRILL THRU NS ONLY" what does "tap drill thru NS only" mean? I though it was NPT not National Straight.
  13. meowkat

    pipe taper tap thread depth?

    I am going to buy one right now, I don't have them for NPT stuff. Is using them the same?
  14. meowkat

    pipe taper tap thread depth?

    I'm not entirely clear on what this print is asking for with the depth here, is it the top of the hole to the bottom or is it somehow a measurement of the depth of the tapping?
  15. meowkat

    Early Mori Seiki SL-4 questions

    My SL-25SY is the best investment I've made yet. Came with lots of live tool blocks and tooling. Can get a DMG Mori service tech out for a fee. Questions about things like "what is the thread spec on these hydraulic hoses?" they have no idea about, but they can help me align the live tool drive...
  16. meowkat

    Tormach 1100m or Acctek 6060C

    Something used might give you a lot more bang for your buck.
  17. meowkat

    M32B drip feed?

    Yes it does, I hate to have to ask again, but what is the EIA/ISO stuff? Any chance a CAM post processor for modern Mazatrol will work for this old controller?
  18. meowkat

    M32B drip feed?

    Considering an old mazak mill with an M32B control, does this model come with drip feed normally? That is, the ability to run large CAM generated programs by feeding small pieces at a time?
  19. meowkat

    Can't upload program to fanuc 16-TT

    machine is a '98 Mori Seiki SL-25SY/1000, I haven't seen anything like that but I will keep an eye out. There is half a megabyte of memory for each of the "turrets", it's a pretty well-optioned machine with live tools, etc. so I would imagine it has the ability to drip feed.
  20. meowkat

    Can't upload program to fanuc 16-TT

    Wow lots of Fanuc 16 users. Sorry to hijack the thread but is there an easy way to drip feed instead of put program on control? I assume it is somewhat similar, but my Fanuc 16T doesn't have "tape mode" labeled on any of the switches. NASTYZEN if what you're using to send the program has a...
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