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  1. Thread: pathpilot

    by mountaindew
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    Re: pathpilot

    Thanks for the detailed response!
    long hand code does perform very different then the same canned cycles. I was told years ago to use long hand option and avoid canned cycles. I guess I was wanting...
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    Re: Tormach ECM PCB Repair

    hope this helps
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  3. Thread: pathpilot

    by mountaindew
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    Re: pathpilot

    @vmax549
    Wanted to comment a little more about hand, conversational, and full cam for g code generation!
    I see cam as a more advanced conversational program. And what I was wanting to say before is...
  4. Re: Lost motion/backlash...gonna have to dive in.

    Nice Job!
    pictures tend to explain a lot
    I like your extra oiler!
    Hardware stores sell a epdm rubber membrane sheet for shower floor pans. I would buy a section and use that to cover and protect...
  5. Thread: pathpilot

    by mountaindew
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    Re: pathpilot

    Imho if your that good at coding and dead set on hand writing code. Then why not build conditional programing into your cam operations if you dont like what code they spit out.

    My cam is very...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    Sprutcam drives expensive live tool machines so simple xz. Lathe axis is no problem to get everything in the right direction. Using slant pro post of course. Would be difficult with no cam...
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    Re: SlantPro precision tool setting

    Tormach even lists a double clamp type knurl in tools for rapid turn in oxa format 3/8 inch. Wanted to add this to my setups and was thinking how you would set offsets. One thing I want to do Is...
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    Re: SlantPro precision tool setting

    Hi keen.
    Always enjoy your informative videos over the years. This one made the lathe tool setup a more straight forward process. Explaining your going to need to use a number of technics.
    I'm...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    Not that I could find.
    Last word from Tormach was to use plus values for front mount tools. Different then expected. I figured they sell many of these tools into schools for teaching. And if so I...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    To!
    I was told 8l works with positive tool offsets with front mount tools. At this point anyway :) not a std. imho
    Would have been nice to know up front. Was a little frustrating to figure this...
  11. Re: Lost motion/backlash...gonna have to dive in.

    Sounds like a project.
    Take lots of pictures, Try to address base twist first. This will effect everything you do. Keen did a good video on how to measure this and address it just a couple months...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    No. Z works correctly in both programs and dro on screen. X + and x- are flipped and make all the programs only work with positive numbers. Sprutcam has ability to do just about anything Was not real...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    It us well documented and a CNC standard to use values as per setup instructions. PP even warns you its wrong to have a positive value in x with front mount tools. There is a dip switch or a pp...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    Only way I could get conversational to work and it requires negative values in some places also.
    The kicker is sprutcam programs works exactly as you say and put everything in negative values. I set...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    Couple quick pointers for anyone setting one of these machines up.

    MY
    machine base come with 2 sets of feet. Look for both sets and decide on what you like before you install on machine base....
  16. Re: Anyone tried to modify .ini file for higher than 60 IPM

    This does not effect these machines much from what I can tell at this point. Most the long fast moves are along z axis. Im guessing this is detailed in cnc programming handbook because some machines...
  17. Re: Anyone tried to modify .ini file for higher than 60 IPM

    I posted this in another thread after looking at the lathe code posted by sprutcam

    Quick question for mike or other readers.
    The post looks like it uses g96 command in a way that would make...
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    Re: SC 12 for Tormach SBL-15 lathe?

    Version 14 has some threading changes, I might need to add a couple more chapters to my sprutcam notebook, just for tooling and tweaks.
    I went back thru the lathe sections in cnc programing...
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    They sold out in 2weeks, that is popular.
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    Re: SC 12 for Tormach SBL-15 lathe?

    Quick question for mike or other readers.
    The post looks like it uses g96 command in a way that would make machine start with a slow surface speed because the tool is changed at max x travel. Then...
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    Re: SC 12 for Tormach SBL-15 lathe?

    I understand when it comes to Sprutcam. Most the time I can figure it out and get good results. I have spent many hours learning just 4th axis stuff and still struggle with the real complex stuff...
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    Re: 8L Lathe is out

    I agree! I dont do production.
    I ordered one because imho this is a perfect size system to get results from. The machine is 1" smaller footprint then the manual lathe i use now. Manual tool...
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    Re: 8L Lathe is out

    The peddle operated collet would be like a pdb is on a mill. Make stock change fast anyway!

    If the part is small enough and small form factor tools and gang plate setup. I dont see why you cant...
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    Re: SC 12 for Tormach SBL-15 lathe?

    Hi Mike
    I dont think there is much a difference in SC lathe versions overall and the lathe post is old. They did rebuild the tools library. For the most part the documentation for the lathe...
  25. Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    They are hard to find currently. Went to buy a 3rd and could not find any for sale.
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    Re: New 8L Lathe

    The axis moves 4.5" off center of 5c spindle. Be pretty tight to use a gang plate with tools. Bet it can be done either way.
    I have a half dozen parts done in Sprutcam ready to run using generic...
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    Re: Tormach's Latest

    Teach it to play ping pong like a kuka!
    Be real cool to have the same style wireless control as a kuka has! "they kind of showed a clip of a pp one"
    I always wanted a couple robot arms hanging...
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    Re: SC 12 for Tormach SBL-15 lathe?

    Looks like this works pretty well. I have no clue how it wants me to create tool numbers and tool offsets. still grinding.
    I would think all the tools relate or zero to a master tool. Code looks ok...
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    Re: Tormach - PP Update Wish List

    Home is the other way :)
    The router post and code is designed around the g30 and g30.1 for setting tool heights. Super easy to use all the tools you want in a single program. And this works at the...
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    Re: SC 12 for Tormach SBL-15 lathe?

    Hi Mike,
    Did you get this working for you?
    I use sc14 and currently working thru setting up some programs using the lathe module.
    From what I see it looks like you can setup parts almost...
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