Yes, The machine will calculate the other positions. You must set the tool description correctly for the other positions in order for it to work properly. Did Mazak give you the "cheat sheet" for the tool positions? I got one from the Mazak Los Angeles tech center.Do I understand this properly...measure at B home then we're good at any other b angle?
No, Never got that super cheat sheet, Thank You!!!Yes, The machine will calculate the other positions. You must set the tool description correctly for the other positions in order for it to work properly. Did Mazak give you the "cheat sheet" for the tool positions? I got one from the Mazak Los Angeles tech center.
Our i-400S was $813k back in 2016. We got a shit ton of extra options for it.What is the approximate ballpark cost of a machine like this?
Years ago I had an extra $300K cash and was considering something exotic like this. Dealers of these type machines couldn't point me to any smallish local job shops for reference and I didn't have any particular leads on work for it. So I bought real estate instead. That's always been my quandary, high end machines or other investments? I have no feel for the ROI of these type machines.
I run mine at 50% rapid all the time. 100% is just too damn fast and I'm mainly doing one off parts so the added few seconds is no issue to me.Just to see it, we ran rapids @ 100% after 1st part completed correctly. I almost lost my mind watching something so big move at 1969 ipm - I lasted about 2 minutes before I turned it down. 10% is good for me right now.
Funny you ask, I had Day 1 with applications and after we did a transfer I realized that I only setup one tool facing the back spindle. It was a finisher VNGG w .008" radius but we needed to remove almost .07" off the face. I was about to program a CNMG when the apps guy said don't bother. He took the tool attached below rotated b 45 deg towards SP2 (Index B 135)- cut the whole .07" with the "back side" of the tool. (Aluminum) The cut was beautiful, no chatter, fine finish-like it was designed to work that way. Lots of clearance too.I run mine at 50% rapid all the time. 100% is just too damn fast and I'm mainly doing one off parts so the added few seconds is no issue to me.
Did you get any 45° OD turning tools? These are tools intended to be held with the B-axis at a 45° angle. This allows you to turn or face a large or small part without interference. Turning at B 90° like in your video makes the head get close to the chuck when turning small diameter parts. On second thought , it might not be an issue for you as you are not running a 12" chuck.
I have not used the Prime turning tools. We really do not have a need for them just doing prototypes.Have you used any of the Prime A or B tools?
Thanks- that 24/7 help just saved my butt...
No, directed at Mazak. Saturday I made an error loading tools. I called a tool I had added in tool data but forgot to put in the magazine. The machine showed a bunch of errors (1208,1295, 1296) that I couldn't figure out how to clear. I called the 24/7 support line and they walked me through the reset. Nice to have support anytime.I have not used the Prime turning tools. We really do not have a need for them just doing prototypes.
Was the 24/7 comment directed at me? If it was, I do not know what you mean.