- Aug 27, 2002
- West Unity, Ohio
I only use G96 on long face cuts.
Think Snow Eh!
Think Snow Eh!
I think what really drives me nuts the most is sitting at the computer to do the cad/cam stuff, its taking hours and hours and I just feel like I've done zero work at all that is worth any $$$ at the end of it, all for a 1 off if it even works. I usually enjoy the small 10-45min cad/cam jobs and quick to run parts, but I couldn't imagine being a programmer stuck in an office doing this crap all day everyday.
Gonna go do a few hours on a regular job now just to change my mind and get something $ done today, then off to the beach for an hour to reset the brain.
I had been having some issues lately with the cad/cam(different pc), double and triple clicking when I had just clicked once, or just not clicking where I wanted, finally realized the wireless mouse was messed up so got a new mouse and all good again.
I was recently surprised that a couple shops I interviewed in the last couple years or so had such a divide between programming and machine setup and operation.
No crap! I know of way to many guys who are programmers, that were never set-up/operators. Still don't understand how this happens?
SND, I know how you feel! I am in the middle of a fairly large (for semi-conductor anyway) job right now, going through the same thing.
Tons of programming. And, set-up/fixtures, for what amounts to not a whole lot of work. An example:
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All that, just to drill one 4" deep 1/4" hole in 3 parts.
There is a whole lot more work to them when this operation is done. But, the hole needed punched now, because it gets milled in to later.
It would have been impossible to create the feature had I done all the other work first.
So, this simple part, instead of being just a couple operations, becomes: OP1, OP1.5, OP2, OP2.5, Final OP. So much work for three simple parts.
Only good thing is I have a lot of experience quoting this crap, and saw it coming.......$$$$$