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  1. Thread: Mastercam

    by mark c
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    You might want to try this:...

    You might want to try this:
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/

    I've used it and it seems to work well

    HTH
    Mark
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    We've bought some Atrax end mills at work and I...

    We've bought some Atrax end mills at work and I like them. Seem to be good quality. We do plastic, aluminum, SST and titanium

    HTH

    Mark
  3. Thread: Post Processor

    by mark c
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    Try here:...

    Try here:
    http://www.emastercam.com/posts/edu_v9.php
    They list a light machines post

    Mark
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    OK, I'll chime in here too. I have a RF-31 and I...

    OK, I'll chime in here too. I have a RF-31 and I love it. Yes you do need to plan ahead in your setups, but for the money it's a heck of a machine and very important for me, the RPM is higher, 3000...
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    What I do is for op 1, specify the amount into...

    What I do is for op 1, specify the amount into the material z0 will be, although I don't take a lot off in the first op, but this doesn't matter much. For the second op, specify z=0 at the finished...
  6. I noticed you said the BOTTOM left corner. Do you...

    I noticed you said the BOTTOM left corner. Do you mean the left front corner. If so, you may find it better to change that to the left rear corner. If your part varies in size in the Y direction your...
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    This might be just the ticket for learning:...

    This might be just the ticket for learning:
    http://www.modularcnc.com/index.php?p=detail&pid=41&cat_id=0
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    look for a line in your post file like this:...

    look for a line in your post file like this:
    arcoutput : 0 #0 = IJK, 1 = R no sign, 2 = R signed neg. over 180

    it's in a section labeled General Output Settings in the MPFANUC

    Mark
  9. yuliany, All people are saying is PROVE IT. Your...

    yuliany,
    All people are saying is PROVE IT. Your website offers nothing new, or at least I can't find it there; you do have some nice pictures, but?????


    Mark
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    I bought the Steele plans, in fact, I was one of...

    I bought the Steele plans, in fact, I was one of the first to get them. Very well done. I got around the problem by switching the original screw for an Acme rod (3/8" dia) and used a portion of the...
  11. Thread: townlabs cnc

    by mark c
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    I've got an early version. It didn't have...

    I've got an early version. It didn't have ballscrews and weighed only about 140 lbs.
    It is a Seig Micromill (x1) with a (much) larger table and adapted to cnc. The servo system looks to be very well...
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    double sided tape works great for plastic. We use...

    double sided tape works great for plastic. We use it daily.
    Use a high spindle speed and start with a relatively low feed rate and depth of cut and sneak up on it

    Mark
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    I've always thought it's best to apply cutter...

    I've always thought it's best to apply cutter comp during an xy move like this:
    G1 G42 D1 X10 Y0 Z-1 F150

    Some machines won't take it any other way.
    I've never had a problem with Mach when...
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    MAN! That is absolutely gorgeous! Please keep...

    MAN!
    That is absolutely gorgeous!
    Please keep posting pics

    Mark
  15. Thread: Noob

    by mark c
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    Don't want to hijack this, but I noticed your...

    Don't want to hijack this, but I noticed your name. Are you by any chance a Dream Theater fan?
  16. Thread: Book on Ebay

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    I bought a book from him and it had exactly what...

    I bought a book from him and it had exactly what it advertised. It is a hardbound book of 262 pages, and while the articles are by different authors all seem to be pretty thorough in thier...
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    Try here:...

    Try here:
    http://www.micro100.com/downloads/ThreadMillAssist.html

    This will give you a code snippet you can paste into your G-code

    HTH

    Mark
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    Try the Atrax brand at Enco. We bought some last...

    Try the Atrax brand at Enco. We bought some last week at work and they are nice. Made in USA too!

    Mark
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    Hi Mad Max, I had the same problem on my lathe....

    Hi Mad Max,
    I had the same problem on my lathe. I was wondering why it was so different. One day I found it. You'll find it when you hit the TAB key to get the jogging screen. This was after I had...
  20. It's a 3/8"-8 acme 2 turns per inch

    It's a 3/8"-8 acme 2 turns per inch
  21. These give you a better idea about the mounts....

    These give you a better idea about the mounts. Nothing is terribly difficult

    HTH
  22. There are some pics here that show the mounts...

    There are some pics here that show the mounts without a lot of detail, but you can get the idea.

    http://www.mcoates.com/cnc_lathe1.html

    I'll try to get out and take some better ones later today
  23. Try here: ...

    Try here:

    http://www.stirlingsteele.com/latheplans.html

    I converted mine with these plans and a HobbyCNC driver kit. I use Mach3. Works real well together.
    I want to do the motorized tailstock...
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    I've done it a couple of times using a turn...

    I've done it a couple of times using a turn operation by selecting a turn tool and then editing the speed, feed and tool description. Down and dirty.
    Worked for me
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    Most definately give it a try! The demo is...

    Most definately give it a try!
    The demo is untimed, free and good for 1000 lines of code. You can control up to 6 axes and it's fully configurable, including screens to do pretty much anything you...
  26. Thread: no text?

    by mark c
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    I checked at the Autodesk site and you're right,...

    I checked at the Autodesk site and you're right, V8 is not supported. I found a riched20.dll on the web and put it in the bin folder but that didn't work. Could you PM me the dll please?

    Thank you
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    Kitamuras are good machines. I ran several a few...

    Kitamuras are good machines. I ran several a few years ago and liked them. They seem to have a good rep too
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    What is the RPM and feedrate you're using? 10...

    What is the RPM and feedrate you're using? 10 minutes is WAY too short to last. I'm thinking you should use a smaller end mill. I program our stainless about that thickness using a 1/16 end mill...
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    Just my 2 cents, We do some polycarb where I...

    Just my 2 cents,
    We do some polycarb where I work. Generally you want a low RPM and a feedrate that seems high and peck-drill it. Dubbing the drill would be good too. We mostly do smaller holes,...
  30. Thread: no text?

    by mark c
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    no text?

    I'm having problems at work with my Inventor 8. I'm a CNC programmer and use it to design fixtures and the like. The design group used to use it, but they have switched over to Solidworks, and...
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