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  1. Redonion, what machine did you purchase? ...

    Redonion, what machine did you purchase?

    Regarding the bold below - it can be done without true simulation, but Paul is pretty spot on. I don't use true simulation for my UMC750, but my post is...
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    A contract programming company approached me with...

    A contract programming company approached me with this as their solution to many of my concerns. They send me the cam file, I'll use my own posts. The perfect solution, right? They can use my tool...
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    Not across several bases, but a single base...

    Not across several bases, but a single base directly to parts, yes. I'd imagine if you locate them accurately enough it would work fine across more than one base. How many are you talking?
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    DD, If you can swap pallets quickly in your...

    DD, If you can swap pallets quickly in your verticals, that isn't much different than a horizontal, besides chip control, rigidity, and number of tools. Unless you can run unattended, but doesn't...
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    Interesting concept, but seems like a poor...

    Interesting concept, but seems like a poor decision to cut dovetails or second ops on such an expensive machine. Just my opinion but I'd keep those simple ops to cheaper machines.

    I suppose there...
  6. Depends on the part & size really. I use...

    Depends on the part & size really. I use repositioning with TCPC where I can. If there's short moves between toolpaths or slices of toolpath, distance or angular. Sometimes I can kind of plan it out...
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    Uh huh. Even if true, that's a little misleading....

    Uh huh. Even if true, that's a little misleading. Like our politicians celebrating a minuscule reduction in the spending deficit. The masses hear "reduced debt" ... no, no we just reduced how much...
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    FYI on your Haas if setting 33 is Fanuc, G52 is...

    FYI on your Haas if setting 33 is Fanuc, G52 is temporary and will be zeroed at: M30, pressing reset, changing modes, or use G52 X0 Y0 Z0, etc.

    You only need it in the one program that is...
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    It's looking up the parameter for max travel if...

    It's looking up the parameter for max travel if it is higher than 0, then if setting 9 is inch or metric.

    Just change the last line to G00 G90 G53 Z0 if you really want.
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    This is what I'm trying to figure out. Why did...

    This is what I'm trying to figure out. Why did they bother basing it on minutes and not seconds?

    It makes sense to use inverse if you're limited to minutes and only 4 decimals.

    eg. Smallest...
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    So what is the history here? Why strokes/min and...

    So what is the history here? Why strokes/min and not just minutes, or seconds?
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    Speed seems right. That's programmed from...

    Speed seems right. That's programmed from centerline? The first A-only move is a distance of 47.468° @ Z.8375, arc length would be .6938 * F70.47 = 48.9 ipm Pretty close with my rounding errors along...
  13. Use a split clamp around the bushing. Tighten it...

    Use a split clamp around the bushing. Tighten it as much or little as you want. Works good for mine.
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    Increasing the length of your line segments would...

    Increasing the length of your line segments would decrease the inverse time feedrate.
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    Just 3 axis? You could, but the table is only...

    Just 3 axis? You could, but the table is only 20". You can fit two 6" vises on it. If you wanted more space by building some kind of subplate, you'd need to be very mindful of clearance should the...
  16. Use negative R. For example, on m8 I'd use R-.115...

    Use negative R. For example, on m8 I'd use R-.115 Z-.165 with a 90° tool.
  17. Interesting how many people don't realize this...

    Interesting how many people don't realize this "trick" (if you wanna call it that)

    How many times do you see people starting at positive values, 0.100" or .05 or .02 or something. Wait all day...
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    Agree with every bit there. I'm using 5th Axis'...

    Agree with every bit there. I'm using 5th Axis' rocklock riser.

    One more you didn't mention is you can add the studs directly to (big) parts. Works great.


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    Roughed this one on the...
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    Did you get the 500 or 1000 size?

    Did you get the 500 or 1000 size?
  20. Interesting idea, Frank. Sounded plausable to me,...

    Interesting idea, Frank. Sounded plausable to me, so I just went and tried this on my UMC. First touching off a 1/32" ball endmill in the center, then on the edge closest to the OTS. Only .0003"...
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    I think you might have mis-read what I said, or...

    I think you might have mis-read what I said, or perhaps it wasn't clear enough. Haas' G94 feedrates with rotary motion are a bandaid, not TCPC. TCPC is fantastic.


    Although, I haven't yet tried...
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPqsRgPDQNs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPqsRgPDQNs
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    As to the original question - the shortest answer...

    As to the original question - the shortest answer is it really depends on the parts you do.

    There's not one be-all answer. All methods have their place.

    On my UMC, I've not once programmed a...
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    From my view, G94 in multi-axis applications is a...

    From my view, G94 in multi-axis applications is a band-aid. On Haas, (not sure about fanucland) your programmed feedrate is only accurate at the distances you specify in settings 34 & 79, 4th & 5th...
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    FPM is an incentive? Why is inverse time or DPM...

    FPM is an incentive? Why is inverse time or DPM so bad? Tool should have same motion regardless.
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