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    I was the same at my work. First 16 years of my...

    I was the same at my work. First 16 years of my career was programming fanuc mills and lathes by hand then my company bought 10 new mazak’s and after only a week of training I was doing everything by...
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    Our kennametal rep just came to see us last week...

    Our kennametal rep just came to see us last week and told us we have 8 months left to replace all our ktip bodies and heads to that new fs style before the old style is phased out. So right now we...
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    The only time Iíve had a tool drop out of my...

    The only time Iíve had a tool drop out of my Mazak mill was a tiny piece of swarf got jammed under the seal around the plunger pin that locks the tool in the atc arm which meant the pin wasnít...
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    We made these bins ourselves which go under the...

    We made these bins ourselves which go under the conveyors of all our mazak mills and lathes which we then empty using a forklift into the big scrap steel bin provided by the recyclers. Thereís a bit...
  5. At first when I saw the name on the tarp I...

    At first when I saw the name on the tarp I thought you bought one of our skid steer mini loafers. 241786
  6. Thread: Tool offsets

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    There are no tool offsets in mazatrol programs....

    There are no tool offsets in mazatrol programs. All tool lengths and diameter offsets are done in the tool data page.
  7. It will certainly be a hardware upgrade for the...

    It will certainly be a hardware upgrade for the encoder to allow for more precise of the c axis and spindle. We wanted to do gear skiving on one of our i400 machines but were told we can't with the...
  8. Congrats on the new purchase. You will have to...

    Congrats on the new purchase. You will have to keep us updated once its up and running to see what you think of it. I have no doubt you will get used to it in a very short time and love using it.
  9. No offense taken. I have said a couple times the...

    No offense taken. I have said a couple times the work we do is quite simple to do with mazatrol. The pictures I posted were more to show how such a simple milling unit can create a pretty complex...
  10. Iíll try to get a short video of the process...

    Iíll try to get a short video of the process either late this afternoon or early tomorrow since op1 needs to be done first. Itís pretty cool to watch the 50mm Oscar high feed mill cutting at 5mm feed.
  11. Not sure how clear the milling toolpath is on the...

    Not sure how clear the milling toolpath is on the floor but to mill all the material away between those 4 triangle sections only takes 10 lines as shown in the 2nd picture. The bores are circle...
  12. Yes we only use mazatrol in our machine shop. We...

    Yes we only use mazatrol in our machine shop. We don't do any simultaneous 5 axis work at all so really there isn't anything you can't program in mazatrol. We have not come across any part we...
  13. There are a number of ways you can backup...

    There are a number of ways you can backup programs with the smooth controllers we use either using a simple USB drive which I do every now and again or since all the machines are networked you can...
  14. Where I work we are a large production shop where...

    Where I work we are a large production shop where we produce our own parts for our own products we design. In the machine shop we receive all our drawings from engineering as printed drawings so no...
  15. Something along the lines of dmg I guess. Donít...

    Something along the lines of dmg I guess. Donít get me wrong mazak is very high end and I donít want to run anything else but their prices are higher then other similarly specd high end machines.
  16. It really comes down to what your making of...

    It really comes down to what your making of course. If your not doing anything with 3d shapes or 5 axis stuff I haven't come across anything I couldn't program in mazatrol be it anything to do with...
  17. You write the program in the background while the...

    You write the program in the background while the machine is running the current run of parts. Also with the slots yes I used a standard slotting toolpath but I could have just as easily used a 2d...
  18. Here is a quick sample of how simple jobs that...

    Here is a quick sample of how simple jobs that look somewhat difficult to do once you know how to use mazatrol. I made this jig up the other day for a part I make and basically I had to mill 5mm deep...
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    We do lots of gear cutting in our live tooled...

    We do lots of gear cutting in our live tooled mazak lathes using custom ground 10mm endmills which we get in 2mod, 2.25mod and 3mod sizes then its a simple matter of just running the endmill on the...
  20. For all our smaller solid carbide and indexable...

    For all our smaller solid carbide and indexable head drills we use sealed collets from iscar which have rubber inserts at the tops of each slot to prevent coolant coming out of anywhere except...
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    Mazatrol is hard to beat for conversational...

    Mazatrol is hard to beat for conversational programming. We bought 9 new mazak mills and lathes just under 2 years ago and all our machinists write all the programs on the machines with no need for...
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    If you can’t find the time to get training from...

    If you can’t find the time to get training from mazak like cmailco said see if you can find an experienced mazak operator to come and spend a bit of time with you and show you the ropes. When we...
  23. I always called the vfc button the very f*cking...

    I always called the vfc button the very f*cking cool button because of how it lets you play with the feed and speed then update the program with the new feeds and speeds.
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    Haven't used a integrex J series before just the...

    Haven't used a integrex J series before just the i400 and i400s at work but going off the specs for the machine it does seem like its designed with smaller soft material type of work where the lower...
  25. At the production shop I work all the machinists...

    At the production shop I work all the machinists debur all the parts they make. We try to chamfer all the features on one side when possible but we stack multiple parts on top of each other a fair...
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