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    As discussed, tagging it yourself is probably the...

    As discussed, tagging it yourself is probably the most reasonable solution.

    Sometimes the MTB will assign a model number in the system variables (on MORI's the variable # is listed in the...
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    OP. Sorry for derailing this a bit. Sounds like...

    OP. Sorry for derailing this a bit. Sounds like you are on the right path.

    Mike,

    In your Integrex example, you would take advantage of the tool management system so that every tool has a...
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    On Okuma, Mazak, MORI MAPPSV, and Siemens 840D,...

    On Okuma, Mazak, MORI MAPPSV, and Siemens 840D, (and probably others) the tool offset data can be saved directly to the tool.

    On my Okuma the tool height call is:
    G56 HA for every tool

    On my...
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    I am not a HAAS user. I would assume that...

    I am not a HAAS user.

    I would assume that their Advanced Tool Management can do this. That's pretty embarrassing if it can't. How could you run a Horizontal with only 200 offsets?
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    I suspect this is a training issue. Almost every...

    I suspect this is a training issue. Almost every major builder has been offering a supplemental tool management system on the controller for over a decade. It's the only logical way to manage a...
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    As discussed, much of the cleaning process could...

    As discussed, much of the cleaning process could be subjective. There are liability issues, etc.

    However, if there were a service that could unobtrusively do all of the nitty-gritty cleaning in...
  7. Do you want similar functionality, or exactly the...

    Do you want similar functionality, or exactly the same?

    Here is the spiritual successor, and IMHO much improved. ROMI C 420 | Romi USA
  8. Siemens makes a kit. I imagine Fanuc does as...

    Siemens makes a kit. I imagine Fanuc does as well. The Siemens controller will behave much more like your old EZ-Path. However, for the price of the kit, and the labor involved, you'd probably be...
  9. I do almost the exact same as Yoke. Redundant...

    I do almost the exact same as Yoke. Redundant tooling, broken tool detection, and stable programs. The only thing to add is that I do automatic stock probing before it starts.

    When things are...
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    Pulled up an old spindle orient macro for a...

    Pulled up an old spindle orient macro for a VCU-500A 5X with the Matrix II controller.

    On that machine it 19096.

    *edit* haven't Mazak-ed for quite a while. Looks like that would be SA96. ...
  11. Sort of. It's not quite the same. When the...

    Sort of. It's not quite the same. When the table rotates with TRAORI turned on, the tool will physically move to maintain it's position relative to the part. Dynamic Work Offsets do not behave...
  12. On a Siemens 5 axis, I've only ever seen rotation...

    On a Siemens 5 axis, I've only ever seen rotation commanded with a CYCLE 800, which has a dynamic work offset function built in. There are a few variations based on machine tool builder, so you...
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    Same experience. After years trouble-free, I had...

    Same experience. After years trouble-free, I had a batch of 795-B go bad in less than a month some time around December 2018. I'm not ready to blame their product though; one machine going rancid...
  14. If you have to rebuild the canned cycles anyways,...

    If you have to rebuild the canned cycles anyways, why not just convert it over to Siemens code? There isn't that much difference, and you have the added advantage of using the visual mask for...
  15. It is also okay to use "rot B/C axis" for 5 axis...

    It is also okay to use "rot B/C axis" for 5 axis work. The issue is that the machine must be able to physically rotate to straighten the plane. If it cannot drive to position, then the machine must...
  16. Thomas, I think what you are suggesting depends...

    Thomas, I think what you are suggesting depends largely on your workflow. The situation you describe makes sense if you are trying to align something that is not planar to X/Y. Since the DMU50 can...
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    It feels dumb even writing this, but were there...

    It feels dumb even writing this, but were there ever any "ethics" applied? I understand they need to make money, but it feels like they are trying to gouge the consumer as much as possible. Many...
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    Transparent Material Pricing

    Just a rant about material pricing.

    I got a quote in yesterday from my aluminum supplier. The guy I normally talk to was on vacation, and a different sales person had bumped prices up on some...
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    Is the Q1500 being read as trailing zeros and...

    Is the Q1500 being read as trailing zeros and bringing in a retract of 1.5 inches? I rarely do FANUC anymore, so that's my shot in the dark.

    But I am curious why you are using FANUC style canned...
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    Mike, the scale is different for your part of the...

    Mike, the scale is different for your part of the country, but it doesn't change my point.

    Servers (even here) can make wages that are very comparable to, and in many instances exceeding those of...
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    That depends entirely on region. The stats I...

    That depends entirely on region. The stats I pulled showed about 42% of the workforce in the Portland metro area making 75k or more. Portland, Oregon Economy

    We aren't going to be able to dig up...
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    I think a lot of individuals need to get in touch...

    I think a lot of individuals need to get in touch with how shitty this industry has become.

    Smart, talented bartenders, waiters, etc... can easily make 80k a year a couple years into the business....
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    All of the concerns about pay and work...

    All of the concerns about pay and work environment are spot on. I've been saying for nearly a decade that it is not a training issue, it is a retention issue.

    I think the reason there is so...
  24. LockNut, For the record, I think NX is amazing...

    LockNut,

    For the record, I think NX is amazing software. However, if you are really far removed from big OEM aerospace companies (like many of us), it looses some of the appeal that comes with...
  25. To answer the actual question. NX is a much more...

    To answer the actual question. NX is a much more powerful CAD tool than MasterCAM. It also has way better options for customization, software integration, etc. It is a premium "cradle to grave"...
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