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    Re: Fadal DNC error

    One 'ghost' I had in my machine was bad grounding in the buildings electrical system. I went crazy trying to figure out why all my DNC programs would quit or error out. Ever since I left the...
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    Re: Fadal DNC error

    In order to change the default parameters of the Calmotion USB reader you create a configuration file, copy it to a UBS stick, and then boot the Calmotion USB reader (usually by turning on the...
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    Re: Tool change speed

    That's why they are popular with mold makers. If a mold takes 40 hours to make we don't really care if we save a few seconds on a tool change. By the way. I have a dual arm Fadal toolchanger. All...
  4. Re: Activity - 100% Win 1-Year ZW3D 2020 Premium License

    I did just this and submitted a write up of how I use ZW. I never heard back from anyone. ZW is a such a great product. But it seems they have abandoned us users and the US market.
  5. Re: BobCAM V8 Just Released - Top 10 New Features

    I just upgraded BobCAD, SW, and my computer. You gotta get those guys to work on Multithreading to take advantage of the processors (So does Solidworks). I have this brand new high end machine...
  6. HSMworks "Fusion Entitlemen" for Solidworks?

    Has anyone figured out exactly what Autodesk means by "Fusion Entitlement" with their new downloads. I have kept a 2017 version of SW and HSMworks for legacy data. BUt recently I got a new computer...
  7. Re: NUBIE needing some help. toolpath for concave cut in fusion 360

    There are several ways. If it were my part....

    First I would create a sketch defined stock contour which included the non concaved side fillets.
    Then, I would use a 3D adaptive clearing...
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    Re: What machine cutting area suits you best?

    The one I don't have when I need that extra inch or two!
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    Re: 1994 Fadal 4020

    It turns on when the machine turns on. I'd trace it back to the lugs at the transformer. My 1997 has two circuit breakers right next to the plugs. Not sure on the 1994
  10. Thread: Screen Scale

    by warrenb
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    Re: Screen Scale

    Just an annoying reference I've always ignored in MC.
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    Re: New Fusion 360 limitations

    There is NOTHING that competes with the Fusion subscription for what it does for $300 a year.
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    Re: Enlarge in 2019

    Transform (Xform) - Scale
    Then just regen the toolpaths.
  13. Re: who makes the best strongest rubber oil line automotive hose? Best clamps?

    That's rather subjective. But you can go with Parker with good results.
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    Re: Fadal DNC error

    Make sure you don't have the configuration file on any of your usbs. You might be reloading old parameters if you boot up with the USB inserted.
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    Re: CAD drawings for ikea

    Here is their online planner
    https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/planners/
  16. Re: Fusion 360 Multiple Depth Machining of Stone and Ceramics

    Use the "AXIAL OFFSET PASSES" check box.
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    Re: Has Fusion killed the CAM Market?

    That's competition. Autodesk is a big player and bought up everything they could. Including my beloved Tsplines and HSMworks. They have done so much and give so much value I I dropped SW (still...
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    Re: Need help with a sloped 3D slot toolpath

    What "Engine Guy said. Use the 2D trace toolpath and you're good to go
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    Re: way lube puddling under saddle

    Remove the Teleflex way covers. It is pretty easy but be careful. They are spring loaded.. What I do for mine is use vice grips to hold on to the spring and leave them on. The manifold assembly...
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    Re: Solidworks examinations: a walk through

    I've been using SW since 98. Never once had anyone ask about certifications. Just because you're "certified" doesn't know what you're doing. Some of the worst designers I worked with had their...
  21. Re: color preference and paint type for mini milling machine?

    I paint everything the same color as scratched up oily paint. It helps hide all the scratches and oil stains.
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    Re: Fadal vmc 4020 computer problems! Help!

    Have you run a diagnostic of the memory? Are you able to manually program the machine? Does MDI work?
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    Re: Drill-capable stainless steel?

    It seems counter intuitive but slower RPMs and faster feeds so you can get the material removed before it work hardens. I use high speed steel drill bits.
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    Re: Unloading Fadal 4020 - Question / Help

    First thing i do is take off the stupid skirt they put on the front. I never understood that stupid skirt. I'm sure there's some reason but I'll never understand. Second... I put the forks...
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    Re: hsd spindle stopped working!

    Are you able to physically move the spindle? Check that the signal from the controller to the spindle amplifier is good.
  26. Thread: Parity error

    by warrenb
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    Re: Parity error

    Check your machine grounding. I had a heck of a time with "parity errors" that all went away when I moved the machine to the other side of the shop.
  27. Re: Xform translating delaying for 10 minutes getting hang

    Check how big the file is. Converting photos in mastercam creates huge files.
  28. Re: Multicam Router MT4872 Lost Servero parameters, Yaskawa SGDH-08AE-S, 2001 year b

    Multicam should have it on record. Another thing to check is make sure your gantry is square.
  29. Re: stainless steel ID shrink in heat treat? 420

    Not likely. But if it doesn't cost much to treat have them run it.
  30. Poll: Re: Does the corona epidemic affect your current business operations?

    I want to go where it is and catch it on purpose just to get it over with. I'm tired of all the "This time we're all going to die" hysteria.
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