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  1. Thread: Dense working

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    What is the travel limits of your machine and how...

    What is the travel limits of your machine and how many do you need to make right away? Is this a job you needs to be completed in a short time or are you making x amount of parts per month? How ...
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    simple softjaw where no cad/cam is required. ...

    simple softjaw where no cad/cam is required. mill the flat across both softjaws. on the solid jaw drill/ream 2 those evenly spaced apart, install dowel pins. There is no sharp edges and chips do...
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    Would it be easier to mill a flat across the...

    Would it be easier to mill a flat across the entire softjaw and install a stop to locate your part vs making those cut outs. You could install a dowel pin to the left or right side of each cut out...
  4. Have you thought about making a bunch of small...

    Have you thought about making a bunch of small subplates and using mitee bites? You can order 6" in vises and mount them to your tombstone and them lock your smaller subplates to the vises. I use...
  5. I would make them out of scrap material from the...

    I would make them out of scrap material from the water jet but if I had to order the material our purchasing agent would take her time looking for the best deal. Once she ordered the material it...
  6. I could buy a set of hard jaws for $20-$30 or I...

    I could buy a set of hard jaws for $20-$30 or I could make a set for $100.
  7. Thread: Cnc brainfart

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    Look ahead in your program for a large x move. ...

    Look ahead in your program for a large x move. It shows it erroring on one line but the error may be further along and your screen did not keep up with the code. Most errors in our programs are...
  8. here is a place that is local to me CNC...

    here is a place that is local to me

    CNC Tombstones, Custom Fixtures & Workholding Solutions | Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.
  9. Depending on how many parts or the type of parts...

    Depending on how many parts or the type of parts you intend on running maybe consider a rectangle tombstone, One side can be set up with Vises, the ends can be set up to make short parts and one...
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    My point was no matter how much information you...

    My point was no matter how much information you give certain operators to run their job they will find something wrong to not run the job.
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    I think one of the worst people are the ones...

    I think one of the worst people are the ones nitpicking programs looking for the most minor issue to give them an excuse to not run a job. I have seen guys not run programs because the chamfer tool...
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    There are times I would prefer the monkey over...

    There are times I would prefer the monkey over the guy who claims he has 35 yrs experience.
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    very impressive work, all you need now is an app...

    very impressive work, all you need now is an app on your phone to open up the center and close it.
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    I don't get why that particular machine bothers...

    I don't get why that particular machine bothers you so much? Are there written rules that do not allow people to talk about specific machines on here? Too be honest the OP wrote in the tile he was...
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    It doesn't bother me but more curious on why it...

    It doesn't bother me but more curious on why it bothers you so much.
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    Why do these type of threads bother you so much...

    Why do these type of threads bother you so much that you had to create your own thread? I don't think anyone is forcing you to read the hobbiests threads yet I keep seeing certain members creating...
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    If you are going to give me a trial version of a...

    If you are going to give me a trial version of a software package then give me a full blown version of a software package but issue a temporary license key that expires after a certain date. The...
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    I think adding custom features to your software...

    I think adding custom features to your software you should pay extra. When you buy a software package you should have all your setting loaded by default. One thing people need to also understand is...
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    Use an open profile feature and follow the...

    Use an open profile feature and follow the outside diameter with a smaller cutter.
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    Future politician

    Future politician
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    Cam has it place and I would say it would take...

    Cam has it place and I would say it would take you months to write some of the programs I make on our tombstones. If you had cam could a programmed your job that you spend 1-1/2 days on rewriting in...
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    How many machines are you planning on using the...

    How many machines are you planning on using the cad/cam on? Depending on the software you buy you many need some custom posts for certain machines. Second I would check around with some of the main...
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    Wow, part modeler still around? I used that part...

    Wow, part modeler still around? I used that part modeler when Pathtrace(Edgecam)decided to create their own solid modeling software. I worked for an Edgecam reseller about 18 years ago and I can...
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    Not knowing what you do or program , How do you...

    Not knowing what you do or program , How do you know Fusion360 can achieve all you want? Personally I would get a seat of Fusion360 and try it for a while without disrupting Edgecam. If over time...
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    If you have no experience in the cam side of...

    If you have no experience in the cam side of Fusion360 then how can you compare it to Edgecam? I would say spend a lot of time using the cam side of fusion360 to see what limitations it has vs using...
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