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    Also to that point, what percentage of...

    Also to that point, what percentage of programmers do you think design their own parts? Certainly a lot do, but the guys making outrageous aerospace parts are not the engineers who designed the...
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    I'm a pretty experienced machinist. To say I'm...

    I'm a pretty experienced machinist. To say I'm looking to learn the trade would be an overstatement, I was just looking for a wild part, something I've never made before.
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    I hadn't considered buying anything. Only because...

    I hadn't considered buying anything. Only because it hasn't occurred to me that was a market. Obviously that exists, and that great. Ide rather buy something well made then have to mess around with...
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    These are great ideas. I'll see what I can find.

    These are great ideas. I'll see what I can find.
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    I definitely like the idea of an engine block,...

    I definitely like the idea of an engine block, I'll around to see what's out there. Thanks
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    Thanks for the questions and response. Im running...

    Thanks for the questions and response. Im running a Mikron Mill E500u. and for the purposes of this exercise ill be cutting aluminum. cycle time i dont think i care that much, ill try to mount with...
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    I do not. I was thinking somebody might want to...

    I do not. I was thinking somebody might want to help a fellow machinist by giving me a cool, obsolete part to play around with, or perhaps a weird part they practiced with. Ide be willing to bet...
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    buy why Bob!!?

    buy why Bob!!?
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    Thanks, I'm familiar with both, and have looked...

    Thanks, I'm familiar with both, and have looked at hundreds of models on each. Nothing seems to be that good. I'll keep looking. Thanks
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    Can I have your solid models?

    We are a bit slow at work and I'm looking for some complex 5 axis parts I can make for fun. Anybody have anything they're willing to share with me? I'm more into actual parts as opposed to trade show...
  11. That actually answers the question perfectly!...

    That actually answers the question perfectly! Don't fiddle about. Thanks for the reply!
  12. Thanks for the reply, i suppose its less specific...

    Thanks for the reply, i suppose its less specific to mastercam post and more related to the code itself. see below. ive posted two sections of cude, one with cycle 7 and the other without. given that...
  13. Heidenhain cycle 7 / general 5 axis programming

    This is going to be specific to heidenhain/mastercam. But ill make it as general as possible for you fanuc people.

    When i first started programming 5 axis about a year ago the machine apps guy...
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    Because fanuc is objectively terrible, compared...

    Because fanuc is objectively terrible, compared to literally any other control on the market they are garbage. If I'm going to buy a quarter of a million dollar machine the control should be at...
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    I do like the new doosan... Except of course the...

    I do like the new doosan... Except of course the fanuc. I'll look into the others thanks.
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    Looking for horizontal mill suggestions.

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times before, but I'll ask again. After all it's a new year.

    I'm entertaining the idea of purchasing a horizontal in order to streamline our 3/4 axis work....
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    While I agree with you, I don't foresee him...

    While I agree with you, I don't foresee him relinquishing that responsibility. Perhaps, but he likes to be involved, we are a small company so i don't blame him. I'm not sure we have anyone else I...
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    We don't use anything right now, well I think...

    We don't use anything right now, well I think he's just using a PDF he made up years ago and just typing in simple info. I'll look into your suggestions. Thanks
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    Software for creating shop travelers.

    I'm looking to create a very detailed traveler for my shop, step by step from receiving the material to shipping parts. The problem is the owner of my company is the man who writes up all the orders,...
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    I HAVE TO SEE THIS PART!!! PLEASE! there is...

    I HAVE TO SEE THIS PART!!! PLEASE! there is exactly zero situations where this is true. Even if it's a single hole, I'll program it in cam before you've written out half the code required, and there...
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    Aside from the parameter change, did you come up...

    Aside from the parameter change, did you come up with a solution that wasn't machine specific? Do you typically reposition 5 axis?

    Seems like I get good smooth motion with 4 axis type reposition...
  22. Oh yeah, that's essentially what I'm doing......

    Oh yeah, that's essentially what I'm doing... Perhaps. My MDI program is a step by step program for what he needs to do with notes and directions. He doesn't need to do anything other than put the...
  23. You mean a cycle to check the tool length each...

    You mean a cycle to check the tool length each time the program runs? I've thought of that, assuming we're talking about the same thing. The reason I don't like it is time, my parts generally run for...
  24. Yeah I find that no matter how well I've got...

    Yeah I find that no matter how well I've got something dialed in an idiot proofed someone always finds a way to prove me wrong. It's not really to say that people are idiots, but we all make...
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    Interesting, which machine out of curiosity? ...

    Interesting, which machine out of curiosity?

    And I've tried a few different varieties, large angle step, small angle step. I've never considered one single step. That could be interesting.
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