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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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  13. That's a great question. Thanks. The answer comes...

    That's a great question. Thanks. The answer comes down to the skills gap, I can't find anyone in my area, it's damn hard to find anyone better than basic operator. What else do you recommend as a...
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    5 axis repositioning moves / Mastercam

    I'm running mastercam to Camplete for a Mikron mill e500u w/ heidenhain.

    Camplete only recently allowed for Mastercams multi axis linking functionality, so I've been playing around with it,...
  15. Heidenhain/blum tool touch off alternative idea...

    Im the only guy who sets up our 5 axis mills, I've got one guy on my night crew who might need to change a tool from time to time.... I worry.

    It's occurred to me rather then have him touch off...
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    I just loaded up both 5 axis mills with destiny...

    I just loaded up both 5 axis mills with destiny viper and diamond back. Great.
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    ER collets are great. They are not the best at...

    ER collets are great. They are not the best at anything, but they are very good for everything. They have reasonably low run out, good balance generally, decent holding power, Inexpensive. Also don't...
  18. No problem at all! I've said all along (and I...

    No problem at all! I've said all along (and I think this thread has proven my point) that I don't actually know what I'm talking about. Furthermore, I actually haven't been able to replicate my...
  19. Ide be into a fresh install, I dont use my...

    Ide be into a fresh install, I dont use my computer for anything other than mastercam, I certainly won't be losing anything.

    As for performance by year, you might be absolutely right, I know when...
  20. Sorry for the delay in response, I've been very...

    Sorry for the delay in response, I've been very busy at work. I'll get a screen shot tonight. I will say as far as age goes, at least in my experience, every year mastercam requires more computing...
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    I suppose 8 hrs is a bit of an exaggeration, but...

    I suppose 8 hrs is a bit of an exaggeration, but not always, putting 12 live tool holders in takes a while. Today I did a setup in about 3 1/2. Pretty simple part.

    So for me I would say 2 hours...
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    Ide be willing to trade. No, the reality is out...

    Ide be willing to trade. No, the reality is out mill/turn is a very small machine. 8 hour setup for a 5 minute part isn't ideal. Ide rather have my lathe department setup the lath ops in 20 minutes,...
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    We like ours, but we don't love it. Our 5 axis...

    We like ours, but we don't love it. Our 5 axis have been exponentially more profitable. It's a good machine, it's just not as useful as we had expected. The reason being there are very time consuming...
  24. This was extremely helpful, I very much...

    This was extremely helpful, I very much appreciate it. As for my results, for my first test I programmed an outrageously complex path, every core shot to 100 percent and stayed there. I had to force...
  25. Thanks for the reply, this is helpful... I think....

    Thanks for the reply, this is helpful... I think. I didn't understand a lot of it.

    So, my CPU is running at about 60-75 percent during toolpath generation, would it be safe to say faster ram...
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