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    I think it's more likely you're having problems...

    I think it's more likely you're having problems with your fixturing than your machine. IF you are not torquing your parts down to the same amount, or they vary in diameter, your fixture will vary in...
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    There should be a drawing in the technical...

    There should be a drawing in the technical sheet/data. manual.
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    There is a whole table of them in the programing...

    There is a whole table of them in the programing manual.
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    I just took a glance thru an Okuma 5AX...

    I just took a glance thru an Okuma 5AX instruction manual. It does not include G31 in it's list of commands that are valid with G169. G31 is not listed as a prohibited code with G169, but the alarm...
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    The short answer is No. There is no way (that I...

    The short answer is No. There is no way (that I know of at least) to compare a string within G-Code. Perhaps if you could better articulate why you would want to check a string. There is no way to...
  6. Have him call Hartwig. ...

    Have him call Hartwig.
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    On an LB, not for an LU, but I did some today....

    On an LB, not for an LU, but I did some today. See below.

    N2
    G0 X20 Z20M5
    T0202

    TPI=18 (THREADS PER INCH)
    TDIA=.625 (THREAD OD)
    CDIA=.453 (CUTTER DIA)
    ZSTR=0. (Z STARTING POINT)
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    I'm not edster, but some people prefer it. It's...

    I'm not edster, but some people prefer it. It's nice sometimes to leave the rapid, OR feed at 0% when you are proving stuff out. When they are combined that isn't easy to do. I would say its more...
  9. Thread: 5 Axis Mill

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    If you know Mastercam/Your guy knows Gibbs, and...

    If you know Mastercam/Your guy knows Gibbs, and you are just doing simple 3+2 it should be fairly easy to get the hang of using what you know. By simply using a number of work offsets, or programing...
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    What does one of those run? Base price....and...

    What does one of those run? Base price....and with pallet changer?

    I also don't know if the part that OP listed would fit in that. It looks as if he is currently only able to make the part...
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    Thats why OP should look into the GENOS M460-5AX,...

    Thats why OP should look into the GENOS M460-5AX, it is basically the same machine as the Okuma MU400, but you can buy one for less than OP's max budget and probably have some change for tooling. As...
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    Okuma has the new GENOS M460-5AX

    Okuma has the new GENOS M460-5AX
  13. In general you can go much faster, but... things...

    In general you can go much faster, but... things are going to be heavily machine dependent. Given the right tooling, the machine is going to be your weakest point. Few machines have the Spindle...
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    How? Using Mastercam, I can create a plane on...

    How? Using Mastercam, I can create a plane on that double chamfer and do some programing on it. Mastercam will give me the XYZ position of the origin of that plane but I can't figure out how to get...
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    Intermediate 5 axis Help

    I'm lucky enough to be in a position where I have a sweet new trunion style 5AX to play with. I have some experience in 3+2, and for the most part the lessons learned there have applied. I was quite...
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    That Mikron is a hell of a machine.

    That Mikron is a hell of a machine.
  17. You haven't met Bob have you. Bob will find a...

    You haven't met Bob have you. Bob will find a way. Most likely by accident, and involving calling you're friendly service guy, but he will find a way to get that tool off center.
  18. I'll add, with just C-Axis, I've managed to get...

    I'll add, with just C-Axis, I've managed to get some bad ass slots milling done.

    I forget the exact feeds/speeds, but thats a 1/2 EM, about about and inch axial, .015+ radial, better than 100IPM...
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    I could not agree more.

    I could not agree more.
  20. PH Horn makes a whole line of products similar to...

    PH Horn makes a whole line of products similar to what you are describing.
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  22. I've got 20HP and start running into overload at...

    I've got 20HP and start running into overload at 2.5ish in similar material, with a spade drill. It's damn hard to find something that beats the cost effectiveness and MRR of an Allied Spade drill....
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    Can this post be removed as spam?

    Can this post be removed as spam?
  24. You mean lathing?

    You mean lathing?
  25. "We've done this a million times"- Tends get...

    "We've done this a million times"- Tends get uttered the second or third time a particularly difficult part is being made.

    "Bro"- It just sounds trashy.
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