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    Re: Best way to engrave / pocket this text?

    I'd be tempted to just use a standard pocket and select all the geos... Make sure your ghost tools are on the outside for the inner geos.
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    Re: Best way to engrave / pocket this text?

    I'd be tempted to just use a standard pocket and select all the geos... Make sure your ghost tools are on the outside for the inner geos.
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    Re: Issue With Text In Alphacam 2012

    Try to upload a zip of the ard
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    Machining strategy for "simple" feature

    Hi all,

    I wonder if anyone can help?

    I'm trying to machine a part from epoxy tooling block - its a composite mould pattern, and I'm struggling to find an effective machining strategy for a...
  5. Machining 3D form into aluminium honeycomb

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have any experience with machining a 3D multiform shape into Aluminium honeycomb?

    I'm hoping to remove one skin from a sandwich panel (or buy it in only skinned on one...
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    Outputting for someone else's machine

    If someone who doesn't use Alphacam or the same machine as me were to send me the post for their machine could I load it into Alphacam and output one of my programs for them to use on their machine?...
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    Re: Machining time estimation

    There is an add on - advanced tool path editor - which when enabled shows timings for each operation. Once enabled it can be found under the machine tab > edit machining. At the bottom of the drop...
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    trimming thermo plastics

    Hi,

    Anyone got tool recommendations for trimming thermoplastics? I'm after a disc saw to side cut in 3axis. I use diamond grit discs for fiber reinforced thermoset plastics and multi flute carbide...
  9. Re: POST Processor - Based on machine, or CAM software?

    I use Alphacam too and for some reason I need two posts for the one machine.... One for when I add a program stop and one for when I don't. Anyone know why?


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    Feeds and speeds for GFRP

    Hi,

    Does anyone use the type of tool pictured below for cutting Glass fiber composites? If so, what sort of feed and speed are you running?

    Tool is solid carbide at 6mm diameter. The GFRP...
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    Hello From West Wales

    Hi,

    Just a quick introduction...

    I am based in Pembrokeshire, UK and work for a small composites manufacturing company as a CNC programmer. We make composite parts for the aerospace, military,...
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    Re: Epoxy tooling board

    No fiberglass in it i don't think... From a company called base, type is 978 high temp (the blue stuff)
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    Epoxy tooling board

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any tips on machining epoxy tooling board? Feeds and speeds, step-over and cusp height, tooling and such.... I'm trying to get a fine surface finish to make a composite mould...
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    Re: Collet movement??

    Not sure I'll find out...?
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    Re: Collet movement??

    Thanks for the replies, I think it's an ER40 chuck? The collet is sitting neatly in the nut but I did notice it doesn't snap in to the offset ring quite as securely as the others.
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    Collet movement??

    Hi,

    I have been using a collet chuck with an HSK 63 back end and a 25mm multichange tool loaded into it. The collet is 24-25mm and I've tightened it as much as I can. When I use a spanner on the...
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