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    Seems like you have some fundamental...

    Seems like you have some fundamental misunderstandings. How much CNC experience do you actually have? How much CAD/CAM? How much software development using which languages?

    I ask, because in...
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    If you're going to recommend a book, I strongly...

    If you're going to recommend a book, I strongly recommend this one instead: Cnc Programming using Fanuc Custom Macro B: Amazon.co.uk: Sinha, S.K: 9780071713320: Books

    Better book, and the author...
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    Form tapping close to a wall will bulge it out. ...

    Form tapping close to a wall will bulge it out.

    I always tap before I finish the wall when doing this.
  4. No hand edits required. No spurious / redundant...

    No hand edits required.
    No spurious / redundant codes
    Easily readable output, with spacing and blank lines where appropriate
    N numbers only at toolchanges and context changes (new operation with...
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    Quill tailstocks are common enough, I assume op...

    Quill tailstocks are common enough, I assume op needs more stroke than that?
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    You need more precision than the tee slot?

    You need more precision than the tee slot?
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    You have live tools on your lathe? Cut some...

    You have live tools on your lathe? Cut some interruptions where necessary before turning.
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    USB sticks, CF cards etc. are a huge pain in the...

    USB sticks, CF cards etc. are a huge pain in the arse. We've been doing that for years and I have had enough. Way too much foot traffic.

    I had an epiphany last year when I realised that I was...
  9. Many (most) of the fundamental concepts of Hurcos...

    Many (most) of the fundamental concepts of Hurcos conversational have not changed significantly over that time. You will have some quality of life features that don't exist on your old control, but...
  10. Going from 1" to 14mm is a higher DOC than I've...

    Going from 1" to 14mm is a higher DOC than I've personally done before, but I've had surprising success on long skinny parts by taking one pass to size using a VBMT/VCMT. With the fairly large stock...
  11. Thanks for the data point. This doesn't...

    Thanks for the data point.



    This doesn't answer the original question though. Know anything about that that the previous responder might have missed?
  12. I haven't used it myself, so I'm not making a...

    I haven't used it myself, so I'm not making a recommendation. Only that the adaptive paths look like the real deal from pictures.
  13. Freecad has a decent adaptive clearing toolpath,...

    Freecad has a decent adaptive clearing toolpath, could study the source for that.
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    I was under the impression that uhmw cannot be...

    I was under the impression that uhmw cannot be injection moulded anyway?
  15. Did you buy the machine as a non-runner, or was...

    Did you buy the machine as a non-runner, or was it sold to you as working? Why might the board be missing?

    Don't go blindly buying boards!

    Even if you correctly identify which board is missing,...
  16. Do a similar ACME then, it's not important. ...

    Do a similar ACME then, it's not important.

    The method is not dumb, it's extremely effective.
  17. Come on man, respond on topic.

    Come on man, respond on topic.
  18. Indulge me then, and write a program in apt to...

    Indulge me then, and write a program in apt to generate, for example, a TR100x36P12 (12mm pitch / 36mm lead, three start) external thread using a 4mm grooving tool. I'm genuinely interested to see...
  19. Not what I am asking about, but definitely...

    Not what I am asking about, but definitely interesting! I could probably replicate that in FC, but it would take a fair amount of work to get such a clean toolpath, considering the irregular...
  20. So you have a small, semi-enclosed centre lathe...

    So you have a small, semi-enclosed centre lathe with a teach style control, currently equipped with a manual toolpost, and probably equipped with the original coolant pump, as a dribble of coolant is...
  21. You have probably picked up on my interest in old...

    You have probably picked up on my interest in old computer technologies, but it's a fools errand to pursue obsolete technologies in the workplace and I am careful to keep my work and my hobbies...
  22. You again! I'm beginning to think that I need...

    You again!

    I'm beginning to think that I need to learn apt just to shut you up :D
  23. So we've established that besides FC, MC also can...

    So we've established that besides FC, MC also can do this.

    Any others?

    Am I wrong that it's an uncommon feature - maybe just a seldom used one that users are not always aware of?
  24. As long as there is somewhere for the coolant to...

    As long as there is somewhere for the coolant to go, it will never develop much pressure against the tool. It can be an issue if you turn through coolant on on a tool that has no through coolant...
  25. Number of passes simply depends on tool radius...

    Number of passes simply depends on tool radius and acceptable cusp height, same as milling a surface with a ballnose.
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